Young South Africans have been innovating and implementing some smart business ventures that have taken South Africa by storm, ranging from energy drinks to clothing labels.
Here we’re going to highlight some of the trendy business ventures that are owned by young South Africans, and hopefully you’ll be inspired to start your own trendy business.
Passcara and Partners Incorporated
25-year-old Sinenhlanhla Passcara Mthembu is a true definition of black excellence when she founded her own law firm Passcara and Partners Incorporated and is also an active creator of Youtube content with her online beauty video tutorials.
The ambitious lawyer is sure to inspire millions of young girls who can now see her success story and go on and start their own business ventures.
Started by Sihle Magubane after his desire to create his own trendy coffee brand, Sihle’s Brew is fast becoming a household name that is gaining popularity with coffee lovers.
He started his brand by obtaining his International Barista Certificate at the Ciro Coffee Academy, and after leaving his full-time job, he never turned back.
His brand Sihle’s Brew comes in five different blends, including Decaf, Original, Espresso Signature and Java Press.
DJ Sbu’s Mofaya Energy Drink has gained popularity with South African youth since its launch in 2014, and is proud to be a 100% black company.
Being an entrepreneur, DJ Sbu decided to venture into the energy drink industry after realizing that most of the young people in the country were no longer drinking soda but had moved to energy drinks and decided to create his own township-centered energy drink.
Skinny Sbu Socks
Founded by Sibusiso Ngwenya Skinny Sbu Socks has been one of the most popular premium sock brands in South Africa with many celebrities not only wearing but endorsing them.
The Skinny Sbu Socks brand represents the aspirations of the typical kasi youth who dreams of making it in life and appreciates luxury, style and uniqueness.
The colorful socks combine trendy prints and colors that make you stand out from the crowd and can be worn in the office, in the boardroom and at a casual event.
Founded in the heart of Alexander by Theo Baloyi in 2015, Bathu Shoes proudly tells the Kasi story that resonates with most of the young people in South Africa.
Theo built his shoe brand at his uncle’s backroom in Alexandra, and through door to door marketing the business took off. He has established five retail stores in Bloemfontein, Thohoyandou, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria and Newtown.
Bathu Shoes have become somewhat popular across the country, and hopefully in the foreseeable future they will make their mark on the continent and abroad.
Launched in 2014 by Zonke Zama Ndaba, this proudly 100% black company specializes in cooking appliances including smart blenders, kettles, blenders and toasters.
Ziyanda Appliances is a high-end luxury brand that is surely set to take on existing premium kitchen appliance brands.
The company has redefined the true meaning of a bespoke and African-inspired brand and should be part of the evolution of luxury and premium brands.