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Black Owned and People of Colour Businesses to Support in South Africa
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Amazing Black Owned and People of Colour Businesses to Support in South Africa

If you want to be more intentional about where you spend your money, here are some Black Owned and People of Colour Businesses to Support in South Africa.

There are many ways to support the struggle against police brutality. You can donate money to an organisation. You can sign as many petitions as you can find. (some of them do actually make a difference).

You can protest, educate yourself and, if you are white, talk to other white people about racial justice. Stand up for what you believe in.

However, one of the most direct ways to support the black community (as well as other people of colour) is to support their businesses.

Racial and gender equity will only happen when we are all intentional about supporting one another.

I will continue to update this Black Owned and People of Colour Businesses list as time goes on, you are welcome to leave me suggestions in the comments!

Thanks for reading this article on Black Owned and People of Colour Businesses to Support in South Africa.

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Black Owned and People of Colour Businesses

Homeware

Ziyanda Appliances

Designed by Zonke Ndaba, the Ziyanda Appliances range includes smart kettles, toasters and stand mixers. I am in love!

Native Decor – Hand Finished Home Accessories

Native Decor presents proudly South African gifts and hand finished home decor accessories. Inspired by South African wildlife and iconic figures

Beauty on Tapp – Beauty & Homeware Store

Beauty on TApp is a 100% black female-owned beauty and homeware distribution business

Rosa Handmade in SA

Bespoke homeware and fashion accessories using recycled yarn. 😍

The Urban Native

An award-winning contemporary African furniture and product design company based in South Africa.


Kids & Mommies Stuff

Tutu Cute  – Beautifully made Tutus for your beautiful princess

Because every princess needs a Tutu Skirt.

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Hanaa Kids – Premium, classic apparel

Premium, classic apparel, Organic & Ethically made.

Baby Republic Clothing

An online fashion shop for kids with a vision to offer fun, fashionable, comfortable and high-quality end products, keeping both genders in mind.

Girltivity

A STEM Subscription Box for young girls to teach them about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, Entrepreneurship, Design, Understanding and Practice.

Origins Publishers – Kids Books

A collection of books and educational materials that help children (ages 0+) to learn all of South Africa’s official languages.

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Wanda is a book 📚 about a girl 👧🏽with beautiful big hair. She is brave and strong 💪🏼💪🏾, but she's unhappy😔 because of the endless teasing by the boys at school🏫 for her "thorn bush" and "thunderstorm cloud.☁️ This book is about courage and self-love❤️. Visit www.originspublishers.co.za 📚👩🏾‍💻 to order. 📦 . . . . . #originspublishers #readingwithorigins childrensbooks #diversebooks #diversitymatters #multilingualism #raisingreaders #earlylearning #childrensliterature #africanliterature #smartkidsread #knowledgeispower #booklovers #readingisfun #bookworm #readmorebooks #helpingkidsrise #readingtime #booknerd #bookstagram #kidsbookstagram #readingisfun #ireadeverywhere #booklove #girlswhoread #boyswhoread #origins #lovezabuyza #africa

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Mom Says

MomSays is a platform that brings together knowledge and experience from moms to help other moms find the right products first-time round.

Toys with Roots

Representative black dolls for kids.

EthniKids Bookstore

Ethnikids is an online bookstore that seeks to affirm children of colour by exposing them to positive images of protagonists they can relate to.

Sibahle Collection

Another great lifestyle brand offering representative dolls.

Tamba Naturals

Eco-conscious handmade kids bath products such as Bath Crayons.


Food, Restaurants & Catering

Yo Coco – Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar Free & Vegan Ice Cream

My new favourite – just bought all 4 flavours online.

Sine Ndlela started Yococo in 2016 in her apartment and now has a successful online business selling her ice cream, as well as supplying to Thrupps and Jacksons in Bryanston and Kyalami.

Yococo products are handmade, entirely plant-based and include flavours that are loosely designed around the 7 chakras.

Nirmala Juice

Nirmala is a cold-pressed juice company based in South Africa which makes food and drink products that cater to your health and wellness.

Seven Sisters Vineyards

The Seven Sisters wine brand evolved from its association with the seven Brutus sisters of Paternoster.

Sihle’s Brew – Coffee Beans

Sihle’s Brew comes in five signature blends: Original, Java Press, Espresso Signature and Decaf. Sihle sources his beans from Africa’s best coffee plantations.

Ginger Love Juice – Midrand

Ginger Love – a 100% natural raw product. No preservatives, no sugar added.

Monate Coffee

Monate Coffee is a proudly South African brand dedicated to producing high quality, speciality African coffee with a purpose.

Why Cook

100% Black female-owned Cooking Studio and private chefs.

Tebello Motsoane

Weekly meals prepared by Chef Tibz, delivered to your home.

Fehmz Cocktails

An artisanal mocktail making company.

Siwela Wines

Proudly female black-owned virtual winery.

Native Nosi

Bee Farmer and Honey Producer.

Mayine Gin

Mayine Gin, smooth with hints of citrus complementing rooibos.

Gemelli Restuarant

Gemelli Cucina Bar was founded on the concept of great, wholesome Italian food for the entire family. Founder, Alessandro Mosupi Khojane grew up in Roma, Italy, around a large family who enjoyed entertaining friends, which sparked his own love for people and food.

Epicure Restaurant

Multi award-winning chef Coco Reinarhz is African epicurean elegance personified. World citizen and son of our soil, his food philosophy always engages with what it means to be African in a global gourmet context.

Zio La Famiglia

Zio is a little gem of an Italian restaurant, situated in the heart of upmarket Hyde Park, on a piazza that is open to Johannesburg’s starry skies.


Fashion Apparel

Luwelwa Gallery

Handmade Crochet Fashion Products.

Sinkwa Sethu Clothing

Online clothing store. Proudly designed and made in RSA🇿🇦, using only South African fabrics. #ForAColourfulPeople

Love Kinks by Sinovuyo

Online shop selling satin pillowcases and doeks. Satin doeks help retain hair moisture and keep hairstyles for longer.

She also sells Satin pillowcases, which are essential to hair and skincare for long term benefits including moisture retention.

Luthi Handpainted Creative Shoes

Hand-painted products for unique souls

The Tuku Affair

An accessories shop for scarves, head wraps, African fabric, turbans.

Skinny Sbu Socks

Africa’s leading premium sock brand. Focusing on Luxury, Style and Individuality.

Superb Lingerie

Online Lingerie & underwear shop.

Gugu Intimates

Africa’s first skin coloured underwear range.

Poise Swimwear

Swimwear and lingerie line

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Skincare & Makeup

Corium Skincare

A rapidly growing African-owned innovative Natural Skincare brand.

Aneno Beauty Beauty Bar

Nail Bar situated in Melville.

Ten Fold Nail Salon

Nail Bar situated in Rosebank

https://www.instagram.com/p/B91qOTAj2pC/

Suki Suki Naturals

Supernatural Haircare & Skincare. Made in South Africa. Cruelty-Free.

Hermosa Flor Cosmetics

Hermosa Flor is a cosmetic brand made for women by women.

Chick Cosmetics

Innovative cruelty free beauty curated in South Africa.

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let’s talk ingredients . next up, Glow Boost Serum 🍊✨if you have any interest in skincare , you’ve likely heard of vitamin C serums. we made this to help improve the appearance of your uneven tone, brightening a dull complexion, and help skin fight the impact from environmental aggressors. An overall happy glow better-looking skin ✨ ✨ – Glow Boost Serum is spiked with a special blend of 10% percent pure vitamin C, plus a healthy dose of hydrating hyaluronic acid and an advanced stable derivative of ascorbic acid frosted in a glass bottle so you don’t have to compromise potency for aesthetic ⚡️. The lightweight texture instantly absorbs with a non-greasy feel, making it an extra step you won't mind adding to your daily routine 🧚🏽‍♀️✨. – The best time to apply Glow Boost to your skincare routine is in the MORNING ☀️— Think of it as your morning glass of orange juice 🍊, but with a side of protection for a gorgeous complexion. It can be also applied twice per day. 2-3 drops onto your face before your moisturizer with SPF. 82 women surveyed with uneven tone used Glow Boost as their main serum and rated it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ . 18 women surveyed with dull complexion used Glow Boost as an additional serum and rated it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ . . . – see you on the next breakdown 🧡✨

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Photography

Soweto based photographer Andile Bhala, also sells beautiful prints on his blog.

Nadine Smallberg Photography

Cape Town Based, Lifestyle & Wedding Photographer.

Tapsnapp

Find and Book a Photographer for any gig across the country.

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South African townships are rich in colour, life, culture and a uniqueness that separates one community from another. Most of all, they are places whose residents have a sense of pride about. Help us to capture the beauty, richness and essence of these South African townships. Share your photos from anywhere in SA using #KasieSnap and you can get featured. The best photos will be featured across all our platforms. . . Thanks @welile_n for great photos that showcase the positive side of our localities and for allowing us to use your inspiring work. . . #southafrica • #meetsouthafrica • #seesouthafrica • #thisissouthafrica • #photography • #townships • #art • #travel • #thisissouthafrica

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Public Relations & Social Media

IN PR by Sane Ndlovu.

Nala Agency

Social Media Agency.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_hv37yg4Nd/


Black Owned and People of Colour Businesses to Support in South Africa

Thank you to everyone who helped me create this list, including Samantha Dube, Sinovuyo Mondliwa, Tamryn Seopela and Tutu Cute. 

Please note, I was not paid to write this post. I do not represent any of the brands featured. Black Owned and People of Colour Businesses

Image of Yococo was taken by me, all other images are from respective brands,

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