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
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.
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.
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.
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 is an online bookstore that seeks to affirm children of colour by exposing them to positive images of protagonists they can relate to.
Another great lifestyle brand offering representative dolls.
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 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 is a proudly South African brand dedicated to producing high quality, speciality African coffee with a purpose.
100% Black female-owned Cooking Studio and private chefs.
Weekly meals prepared by Chef Tibz, delivered to your home.
An artisanal mocktail making company.
Proudly female black-owned virtual winery.
Bee Farmer and Honey Producer.
Mayine Gin, smooth with hints of citrus complementing rooibos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Online Lingerie & underwear shop.
Africa’s first skin coloured underwear range.
Swimwear and lingerie line
Skincare & Makeup
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
Suki Suki Naturals
Supernatural Haircare & Skincare. Made in South Africa. Cruelty-Free.
Locally made with high-quality nature-full ingredients.
Innovative cruelty free beauty curated in South Africa.
Soweto based photographer Andile Bhala, also sells beautiful prints on his blog.
Nadine Smallberg Photography
Cape Town Based, Lifestyle & Wedding Photographer.
Find and Book a Photographer for any gig across the country.
Public Relations & Social Media
IN PR by Sane Ndlovu.
Social Media Agency.
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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