Bubblegummers are back! Strong, comfy, scented sneakers for building imagination without limits

Bata South Africa has brought back its top-selling, global children’s footwear range, Bubblegummers, promising to fuel the imagination of little ones once again with the coolest, comfiest shoes around.   The new line of Bubblegummers high-tops and sneakers is out now in selected Edgars stores nationwide and online.   A firm favourite for kids the world […]

Partnering with purpose: Bata SA and Lion Match school shoe drive underway

Two much-loved South African companies – footwear giant Bata South Africa and FMCG manufacturer, The Lion Match Company – have teamed up to tackle the issue of children in South Africa who face the daily challenge of attending school without proper footwear. To date, the partnership has benefitted over 330 children at four schools, with the most recent handovers […]

Term to term shoe care tips from Toughees

With the start of a new school term, you might find that your child unexpectedly needs a new pair of school shoes – and not necessarily because they’ve outgrown them. School shoes can take a real beating during the school term, through scuffs from daily hard wear, or not being cared for or stored correctly […]

Bata South Africa’s international team invests in local community

To commemorate World Water Day, footwear manufacturer Bata South Africa, under the Bata Children’s Programme (BCP), aimed to make water readily available for a better learning environment at educational facilities in Loskop, northern KZN.   The Qhubekani Creche and Gourton Bridge Primary School in Loskop, located close to the Bata manufacturing factory, were presented with a water storage […]

Bata South Africa and Standard Bank join forces on school shoe donation drive

At footwear giant Bata South Africa, playing a role in positively impacting South African communities – and schoolchildren in particular – is an important pursuit central to the company’s purpose strategy. By joining hands and working together with like-minded organisations, Bata sets out each year to extend the reach and impact of programmes aimed at making […]

Giving you the Power to be!

Every New Year should start off on the right foot – by placing an emphasis on mental, nutritional, physical and various other forms of wellness. This then, sets the tone for a successful, well-rounded approach for the rest of the year.   Our Power performance and athletic footwear brand led the way this January, with […]

Back to school shoe care

School shoes are an essential part of the uniform kit – protecting your child’s feet while they run and play on the school grounds, and keeping them comfortable while they sit at their desks.   With varying brands and costs on the market, parents purchase the best pair they can afford, and in order to […]

Bata Toughees puts up whopping R300,000 cash in “It’s your time to shine” Back to School campaign

Back to School just got better! SA’s favourite and trusted school shoe since 1954, Bata Toughees, has launched one of its biggest Back to School campaigns – putting up a massive cash pool of R300,000 in the “It’s your time to shine” campaign.     Understanding that learners have had to overcome several obstacles in […]

Bata South Africa honoured with Special Award for safeguarding factory during KZN looting

Leading South African footwear manufacturer, Bata South Africa – part of the international Bata Group – has scooped a Special Award for the bravery and team effort that went into protecting its Loskop, KwaZulu-Natal factory during the days of civil unrest and widespread looting that spread across the province in July 2021.   The award […]

Empowering learners with books for International Literacy Day

Literacy is the foundation of all learning – and in celebration of International Literacy Day on 8 September, school shoe brand BFirst by Bata, donated reading books to the KwaThintwa School for the Deaf, in Durban.   The book donation is part of BFirst by Bata’s learner wellness programme that places emphasis on the overall wellness and […]