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Toughees spreads kindness: 70 acts for 70 years
Toughees, South Africa’s most trusted school shoe since 1954, will mark its platinum anniversary this year with a national drive to spread kindness – a cornerstone of South African communities. 27 Mar 2024 Read more

Tomy Takkies debuts at selected Miladys’ stores nationwide this March
Tomy, the iconic South African footwear brand under Bata South Africa, is excited to announce the launch of its latest AW24 collection, with a wide range of Tomy sneakers set to hit Miladys’ shelves nationwide. This marks a significant milestone as Tomy Takkies make their first appearance in Miladys’ stores, joining a line-up of esteemed retail partners. 25 Mar 2024 Read more

The lighthouse that is diversity, equity and inclusion
When interacting with women at all levels of an organisation, in society, and within our family and social circles, it’s evident that diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) have never been more important than now. 7 Mar 2024 Read more

Win a share of R200,000 in school fees with Bata Toughees
South Africa’s favourite school shoe brand since 1954, Toughees, is aiming to brighten the start of the academic year for kids and parents alike through its 'Made Tough' back-to-school campaign. Up for grabs is a share of R200,000 towards school fees. 4 Jan 2024 Read more

Tomy Takkies - Celebrating South African women since 1964
Tomy Takkies latest collection has a pair of sneakers for every woman (and every outfit). 15 Nov 2023 Read more

Step into spring/summer 2023 with North Star - 75 years in the game!
Shop North Star's spring/summer23 collection at Mr Price and Zando. 13 Nov 2023 Read more

Bata Group celebrates Founder's Day: A global day to remember and to give back
Bata Group, the renowned footwear brand with a rich heritage, celebrated its annual Founder's Day globally on 21 September 2023, commemorating the remarkable journey of Bata and bringing together employees, customers, and communities worldwide to embrace the spirit of unity. 21 Sep 2023 Read more

Swing into spring with the new Bata Comfit range at Miladys
Landing just in time for the change of seasons, international footwear label, Bata Comfit, is back in South Africa with a new ladies-only range available exclusively at Miladys from September 2023. 20 Sep 2023 Read more

Tomy Takkies #WomenKind campaign supports women-owned businesses
Tomy Takkies is so much more than just another sneaker brand. Starting as a team of mostly women, their goal has always been to create comfortable yet stylish footwear for their shoppers. Almost 60 years later, and Tomy still stands by this, putting women at the centre of its business. 8 Sep 2023 Read more

Bata South Africa headquarters strategic move to Durban North's corporate hub
After five decades at its Pinetown facility, Bata South Africa, a leading footwear manufacturer in South Africa, and a subsidiary of the respected global Bata Group, has relocated its head office to the vibrant corporate hub of La Lucia, situated north of Durban. This strategic move aligns with Bata South Africa's future growth strategy. 1 Sep 2023 Read more

What kind of Bubblegummer is your little one?
Kids have vivid imaginations and love to explore, and the latest collection of Bubblegummers footwear - now available at Edgars, Superbalist and Zando - enables them to do just that. Since its launch, top sellers in the range have been the Bubblegummers high-tops and light-up sneakers, with extra ankle support and a pop of personality, perfect for your little one's non-stop playtime. 7 Aug 2023 Read more

Bata South Africa's distinctive Tomy Takkies brand celebrates women
It's the shoe that South African women love, and this Autumn/Winter season, Bata South Africa has given the versatile Tomy Takkies a fresh new look and trendy twist. 4 Aug 2023 Read more

Corovoca Primary School wins big in the Bata Toughees 'It's your time to shine' competition
Corovoca Primary School, in Avoca, was a lucky winner of R30,000 cash in the Bata Toughees "It's your time to shine" competition. 3 Aug 2023 Read more

Bata South Africa supports East Coast Radio's Keep a Child Warm campaign
With large parts of the country under the cold grip of winter, Bata South Africa rallied to the call to donate shoes and clothes to keep children warm. 2 Aug 2023 Read more

Bata South Africa wraps up Mandela Day 2023
In the true spirit of Mandela Day, Bata South Africa's teams travelled across Durban, partnering with incredible organisations, on a mission with a purpose - to put smiles on the faces of those who need it the most. 1 Aug 2023 Read more

Driving quality in local shoe manufacturing
With an eye for production efficiency and improving supply chain processes, Muhammad Ajmal Khan's career in the shoe manufacturing industry has seen him work in all corners of the factory floor, and - due to Bata's global presence - he's gained experience in just about all corners of the world. 25 Jul 2023 Read more

Exclusive North Star collection lands in selected Mr Price Stores
In an exciting collaboration, Bata South Africa has partnered with South African retailer, Mr Price, to deliver an exclusive collection of sneakers made for the fashion-forward yet value-conscious Gen Z. 12 Jul 2023 Read more

Power shoes now available at Mr Price Sport
Canadian-designed footwear brand, Power, has been producing athletic footwear globally since 1971, delivering a winning combination of style, technology, comfort and durability for athletes across all skill levels - from gentle walking to intense high-performance activities. 27 Jun 2023 Read more

Step up your child's school shoe game
Choosing the right school shoes for your child can be daunting, but it's an essential decision to ensure their comfort and support throughout the school year. As children spend most of their weekdays in their shoes, it's vital to get them comfortable, hard-wearing and school-approved footwear. 26 May 2023 Read more

New strategic appointment to bolster Bata's regional expansion
Prominent footwear manufacturer Bata South Africa, has made a strategic appointment in the form of retail and merchandising professional, Suhail Rajah, who joined the organisation this year as the regional strategy and initiatives leader for Africa & the Middle East (AME). This pivotal, new role was created to support Bata's ambitious 2023 to 2027 plans for local business expansion and increased exports throughout the African market, emphasising the company's commitment to growth and market penetration in the region. 25 May 2023 Read more

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