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100 Pairs of Toughees for 100 Organisations Nationwide

100 PAIRS OF TOUGHEES FOR 100 ORGANISATIONS NATIONWIDE! Global footwear giant, Bata South Africa closed their doors on 18th July 2018 to commemorate Mandela Day on what would have been former President Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday by distributing 10 000 pairs of Toughees school shoes. This year, Bata

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Bata South Africa Nomination: 2018 Standard Bank Women Awards

The judging process for the 2018 Standard Bank Women Awards has been concluded and the finalists for the competition have been decided. Bata South Africa is pleased to announce that it has been nominated for two awards: Top Gender Empowered Company for Corporate Citizenship Award and the

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Bata Childrens Program – Nelson Mandela Day

Bata South Africa kick started our Mandela Day 2018 campaign with the assistance of Robben Island together and took 25 learners from schools in the Grabouw, Hermanus and Gaansbaai district in the Western Cape on a field trip to the iconic Robben Island in Table Bay on Thursday, 21st June 2018. The children were hosted by David Hamilton, a representative from Bata on the half hour ferry trip from Table Bay Harbour to the island. Once on Robben Island, they were given an extensive tour of the World Heritage site by a former inmate. The tour included a visit to the cell of the late Nelson Mandela, where he spent 18 years as a political prisoner. As an added encouragement, all learners that attended received a pair of Toughees school shoes.

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Bata South Africa embarks on a strategic partnership with South African retail giant, Edgars

Bata South Africa has entered into a strategic relationship with South African retail giant, Edgars, effective from June 2018. This will see a variety of Bata Brands being housed by Edgars stores nationwide and will promote mutual opportunities for both Bata and Edgars. According to John Harman,

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Bata Steps it up with the Bata Childrens Programme

Bata South Africa, the local subsidiary of the international footwear company, is firmly committed to contributing to the well-being of the communities and countries in which it operates. The Bata Children’s Programme (BCP), launched in 2010, aims to bring all Bata community initiatives focused on helping disadvantaged

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Lend a Hand with Toughees

Global footwear manufacturer and retailer Bata SA, owners of the Toughees brand, want to make a difference in the life of a school child and are asking you, the South African public, to lend a helping hand! Many less fortunate children endure the discomfort of not having

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Bata South Africa a Shoe In for CSI Initiatives

Bata South Africa’s social initiatives were recently recognised at the inaugural Great Impact Lifestyle Awards for the most Impactful CSI Award by a Private Organisation. The award honours Bata South Africa for embarking on a strategic social initiative programme that was relevant, effective and had a direct impact to vulnerable sectors of society.

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Travel with Toughees! Win a Trip to Russia for the World’s Biggest Sporting Spectacle in 2018!

 How would you like to be at the world’s biggest sporting spectacle in 2018? Stand a chance to win the trip of a lifetime with South Africa’s most loved school shoe brand – Toughees! You could score a trip to Russia for you and 3 family members,

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Bata Group CEO Alexis Nasard Speaks Exclusively to CNN Africa

Bata Worldwide CEO Alexis Nasard spoke exclusively to CNN Africa’s Eleni Giokos on the growth that Bata expects to make in Africa. Nasard, who visited South Africa in April 2016 is optimistic on the growth potential that Africa presents to Bata. “The underdevelopment of the footwear category

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5 Trends to Fall in Love with this Summer

Spring is in the air and it is time to lighten up, shed the winter blues and fall in love with Summer 2017’s shoe trends. Whether you hitting the streets in a casual outfit or getting dressed up for a night out, make sure that your comfort

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