5 SA Start Up Brands That Went Viral

5 SA Start Up Brands That Went Viral

5 SA Start Up Brands That Went Viral. A lot of brands begin their journey with the hopes of going viral and becoming a well recognizable brand. Not a lot of local brands can achieve this as it takes a lot of sacrifices and years of hard work in order to achieve a ‘viral’ business, however there are some entrepreneurs that have managed to build sustainable businesses that went viral. Below are 5 South African startups that went viral.

Legends Barbershop

Legends Barbershop was founded by Sheldon Tatchell and it is the leading barbershop in South Africa as rated by the African Hair Awards Council. Legends Barbershop provides its clients with a professional grooming service throughout South Africa, Gaborone (Botswana) and soon touching down on international soil. The company also offers the Exclusive Legendary Mobile Service that brings the Exclusive Legendary Experience directly to its clients doorstep.

Moja Chicken

Moja Chicken is a growing fast food outlet that is admired by South Africans from both townships and urban areas. Moja Chicken has created a significant mark in the industry by introducing its own unique signature source that is unsurpassed by its competitors. The Moja Chicken brand is one of the most talked about brands on social media platforms as it has managed to create a lot of demand for its products.


Bathu is a sneaker brand that was founded by Theo Baloyi, Baloyi quit his job as he sought to pursue his passion of entrepreneurship and to create a sneaker that Black people in South Africa can be proud of. According to the company, its story is more than just a story of Sneakers as it is a story of owning one’s destiny, of staying true to who they are, of perseverance, of following one’s dreams and doing something they are passionate about.

Drip Footwear

Drip Footwear is a Footwear brand that was founded by Lekau Sehoana. It is a brand that is dedicated to working with its customers in order to design the future. Design and Quality are at the core of everything we does as it strives to be a dependable, responsive, imaginative and passionate brand. Drip Footwear’s mission is to inspire customers to define their great, irrespective of where they come from.

Grandeur Gin

Grandeur Gin is an alcohol brand that was founded by MacGyver “MacG” Mukwevho, who is a South African radio DJ, house music producer and host of the popular podcast ‘Podcast and Chill’. The Gin is described as a bespoke and proudly South African Gin that was made for those who appreciate and celebrate the majestic grandeur and simplicity of African excellence.

By Thomas Chiothamisi
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