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YBOD the year in reflection for Gemma HollandGemma Holland is 10 years old and attends Pinehurst Primary School in Pinelands, Cape Town. She reflects back on the year that she served on Africa's youngest board, Bata's Youth Board of Directors (YBOD). A position that she served with pride and youthful enthusiasm, exchanging her fashionista insight and innovatory thinking, for a real business experience from global footwear giant, Bata, and entrepreneurial know-how from Young Entrepreneurs (YE). 13 Dec 2019 Read more

Shoes become so much more valuable when empowering youth and employeesTomáš Bat'a, the founder of the world's leading shoemaker by volume - 220 million pairs of shoes sold annually - set a core value that still drives the company he founded more than 125 years ago: "In order to do a job well, we must lead by example." 27 Nov 2019 Read more

Bata is led by the youngest board of directorsAfrica's youngest board of directors, the innovatory Bata Youth Board of Directors (YBOD) were nominated in July to lead the youth brands of global footwear giant, Bata South Africa, on a journey of invaluable discovery. 21 Oct 2019 Read more

Tomy Takkies makes it to the Durban Fashion Fair runwayDurban Fashion Fair, now in its sixth year, is Durban's premier annual fashion event, celebrating the talent of new and established designers. The event included workshops, shows and a buyer's lounge. 11 Oct 2019 Read more

Bata develops the Youth Board of DirectorsThe youngest board of directors in Africa (Bata Youth Board of Directors), aged between 8 and 16, have begun to unveil to Bata glimpses of their insights, into the youthful market sector, which in time will manifest into tangible market desirability. Bata in return are sharing their business expertise, gathered over 125 years of leading the world in innovation, technology and affordability of footwear, along with entrepreneurial skills from Young Entrepreneurs Programme. 18 Sep 2019 Read more

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