Bata South Africa


Founded in 1894, Bata is the worldʼs leading shoemaker by volume, designing stylish and comfortable footwear at surprisingly affordable prices. Bata is a family-owned business serving more than 1 million consumers a day in our 5,300 stores, and producing locally in our 23 Bata-owned manufacturing facilities across five continents.


From Milan to Nairobi, and La Paz to Singapore, we make, market and sell enviable new designs and era-defining classics. As well as being a global brand, we are still a private family business. And weʼre proud to act like one.


Originally, we set out to ʻShoe the Worldʼ. This led us to where we are now: The No. 1 global footwear company and an international fashion icon.

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At Bata South Africa, we believe every child deserves a confident stride. That’s why we’re proud to support the incredible @proteahotels ‘Shoes for the Future’ campaign by donating 100 pairs of our durable @toughees_sa shoes.

This decade-long initiative provides new shoes to children in need near Protea’s hotels around the world, and was a great fit for our Toughees 70th anniversary Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) initiative.

#Toughees #70ActsofKindness #RandomActsofKindness #Education #Community #WeareBata #BataBCP #BataOneTeam #CommunityEngagement

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Step into style with our latest range of boots, sneakers, courts, moccasins, and sandals from @batacomfitsa, now available exclusively at select @miladyssa stores nationwide and online.
Discover our new Naturfit Collection for cloud-like comfort, alongside favourites like the Active Walk, Cushion, and Wellness Collections.
Plus, enjoy eco-friendly packaging with every purchase.

#BataComfitSA #DoLifeWithComfit #batashoes #shopnow #ladiesfashion

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Calling all little explorers! Our @bubblegummers_za brand has launched its AW24 Lead The Way Campaign.

Inspired by the audacious spirit of growing up, Lead the Way inspires children to embrace imagination, play, and discovery with confidence.

From first steps to playground adventures, Bubblegummers is passionate about supporting healthy childhood development in every stride. It’s more than just footwear – it’s an invitation to explore, create, and lead the way towards new discoveries, all while feeling supported and comfortable every step of the way.

Find the Bubblegummers AW24 collection at selected @edgarsfashion stores and online.
Bubblegummers can also be found at @superbalist, @zando.co.za, @thecrosstrainer, and @recessbyshesha.

#Bubblegummers #LeadtheWay #AW24 #childrensfootwear #retail #footwearindustry

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Our Toughees are not just made tough; they’re made to make a difference. We celebrate 70 years of Toughees by embracing KINDNESS, a defining essence of every South African Community 💛 Throughout this year, to say thank to our incredible Toughees community, we will be carrying out 70 random acts of kindness and asking you to join us in making a real impact on people’s lives...because in a world where you can be anything, why not be kind?

#Toughees #70ActsOfKindness #WeareBata #BataBCP #BataOneTeam #CommunityEngagement

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This World Water Day, we’re as committed as ever to making water readily available to vulnerable local communities.

Through our Bata Children’s Programme (BCP), as well as our commemorative Toughees 70 Acts of Kindness platinum anniversary celebration, we’ll be donating an additional water storage tank to Gourton Bridge Primary School in Loskop, located close to our KZN manufacturing factory. This follows on from water solutions donated to the school and neighbouring Qhubekani Creche last year.

Together with our local communities, we’re striving to conserve this precious resource, because we know that every drop counts.

#WorldWaterDay #WeareBata #BataBCP #BataOneTeam #CommunityEngagement #CorporateSocialResponsibility #Toughees #70ActsofKindness

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With 30,000+ team members of over 55 different nationalities serving in 70 markets, Bata is deeply entrenched in communities across the globe, and social issues and human rights are important to us.

Through initiatives such as our Bata Children’s Programme, we aim to address social challenges and uphold children’s rights to Education, Health & Safety, and essential resources like nutritious food and water. We actively run different initiatives to ensure that our brands play their part in paving the way for our communities to prosper.

As we observe Human Rights Day in South Africa, we remember that every action counts. Let’s all keep playing our part in making basic rights a reality for our local communities.

#WeareBata #BataBCP #BataOneTeam #CommunityEngagement #CorporateSocialResponsibility #HumanRightsDay #humanrights #SouthAfrica

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