The best gift to give or receive

The days are winding down to Christmas and it is that time of the year when everyone is looking to buy the perfect gift. Most of us will spend a good deal of money in pursuit of the perfect Christmas gift for friends and loved ones.

Most times we buy gifts that the recipient would not buy themselves and this makes the gift in some instances less valuable to them.So how do we get it right and choose gifts that will both justify the cost  and  add value to the relationship?

These days it is not unusual for many people to present their loved ones and friends with gift cards. Gift cards have become increasingly popular to give away without having to worry that the receiver will be disappointed. They are easy to wrap, don’t take up much space and cheaper to post and there is always a way to spend them.

Some may say that this method does not display much thought or effort. Very often we will receive a present that we may use just once or not all.The gift gets stored away because we  don’t want to hurt the giver by letting them know that we didn’t really like the gift. A gift card allows us the freedom to buy something that we need or like.

Gifts are a powerful form of communication, so what messages are we sending by the type of gifts we choose.

What do you think makes an appropriate gift and why do you fee the way about it?


Bata’s Colour-In Competition

The second half of the school year is nearly upon us. So before the new term rush starts, visit Bata to get a head start for the first day of school. We have also added a free watch with every pair of toughies shoes that you purchase.

But that’s not all. Your little one can stand a chance to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet for themselves and a PC for their school. Visit your nearest Bata store with your kids to enter our amazing colour-in competition. Collect the entry form, get your kids to colour in the competition and bring back to drop off in store. That’s how easy and fun it is to win with Bata 🙂

For All The Great Fathers

Fathers Day Competition4 years: My Daddy can do anything!
7 years: My Dad knows a lot…a whole lot.
8 years: My father does not know quite everything.
12 years: Oh well, naturally Father does not know that either.
14 years: Oh, Father? He is hopelessly old-fashioned.
21 years: Oh, that man-he is out of date!
25 years: He knows a little bit about it, but not much.
30 years: I must find out what Dad thinks about it.
35 years: Before we decide, we will get Dad’s idea first.
50 years: What would Dad have thought about that?
60 years: My Dad knew literally everything!
65 years: I wish I could talk it over with Dad once more.

With Father’s Day just around the corner, its important we cherish each moment with our Dad’s. Even those that play that important role of a father figure in our lives. Men that take that responsibility and honour of making sure we are always taken care of, we are always protected and healthy. Dont miss any opportunity to thank the Father in your life at every available moment.

Say thank you with a new pair of shoes to keep Dad walking in the best from Bata. Also stand a chance to win a R1000 voucher whilest making your father happy. Visit Bata for more on this awesome competition

Make This Mother’s Day, One She Will Always Remember

Mothers-day-A4Mother’s Day is upon us, and soon the rush and excitement to get our mom’s the best most special gifts and treats will begin.  As part of celebrating this special day acknowledge by people all over the world, Bata South Africa will be running a competition where with every ladies footwear purchase, one will be entered into a draw to win a full body massage at a Day Spa near you. This means that you can enter at any Bata near you, whether you’re in; Jozini, Meropa or Stellenbosch, you will not lose out on our amazing prize.
This competition will run from 1-31 May 2013, to enter, you will need to purchase any ladies footwear at a Bata store near you and attach the till slip to your entry form which you will leave at the store. At the end of the campaign, 90 winners will be drawn who each will win a full body massage valued at R300 each.
So, if you would like your mom to win this amazing prize, make sure you go to your nearest Bata store and get her a cute pair of ladies shoes as part of her Mother’s Day gift and attach till slip to an entry form.
The winners will be contacted at the end of the competition to receive their vouchers.

Midlands is now officially revamped and relaunched

Midlands is now officiallyrevamped and relaunched with a wide range of products on offer.

On 3 April, our Retail team headed to our store at the Midlands mall for the stores relaunch. The buzz and excitement was evident as customers took advantage of the relaunches 10% off all regular priced merchandise discount that went on to 7 April.

Our newly revamped store is fresh, and full of variety so come over and visit us today! for an exciting shopping experience.

To locate our stores click here.

Below are some of the exciting photographs taken at the stores relaunch.

Midlands relaunch

In the photo (Left to Right):  Retail Estate Manager Mrs. Sue Jagesur, Merchandising Manger Ms. Linet Kiguru, Operations Manager Mr. Azhar Sayed Ali, Managing Director of BEM Mr. Fernando Garcia, (promoter) Melissa Wilkinson, Bata Emerging Markets President Mr. Jorge Carbajal, (promoter) Tracy Mcanyana, Company CEO Mr. Jack Clement, (promoter) Nomhle Mtshali, Managing Director Mr. Luis Rojas, Store Manager Chris Naidoo and Retail Manager Ms. Gerry Tham.

Nomhle and Tracy

Our lovely promoters at the re-launch.

Midlands Relaunch2

How happy is this little boy?!…he must be getting a pair of Bubblegummers!!!

Bata Best Sellers

They’ve only just hit our shelves’ but already these shoes are causing a ‘shopper-craze’.

Shoppers all over South Africa are excited about the new Bata brand, known as the Ambassador for men. This shoe is classy, classic and stylish only at selected stores for the man who wants to dress his style.

The Bata pumps and Ladies Comfits are also quite popular, recognised for comfort style and walking pleasure.

Make sure you get to our stores so you don’t miss out on all our new brands….find out what the buzz is all about at our Stores.

For stores closest to you click here

To view all our new brands and trends go to,

The ambassadors R699.00, Ladies Comfits R229.00





Ladies Bata Pumps R199.00 (Orange) and R179.00 (Brown)


The Ambassador is in town and flying off our shelves!!!

This shoes strong outer sole, sturdy heel and upper makes it the leading brand in our men’s range.

Made from only the finest quality, genuine leather upper, the new men’s Ambassador Range offers maximum comfort for your feet.

The sturdy heel ensures optimum support and balance so that you walk not only in style, but also with that “confident” feeling.

The Ambassador provides a firm grip, so you’re safe, no matter what the weather and are individually wrapped to ensure protection and extended duration.
The new collection has only been on our shelves for a week and extremely popular.

So if you are the gentleman who prides himself one only wearing the finest footwear: whether at a board meeting, an elite function or just dinner…  Make sure you get yourself a pair from the new Ambassador collection.

The Ambassador range is available in beige, brown, and black and in 9 lines, at only R699 per pair at selected Bata stores:

  • Pavilion
  • Gateway
  • Centurion
  • Kolonade
  • Greenacres
  • Boulders
  • Canalwalk
  • Festival Mall
  • Benoni
  • Killarney
  • Maponya Mall


Bata SA Store Locator Made User Friendly

With a growing demand for our products and more and more of our customers following us on Facebook, requesting information on our stores and malls with our stores, we have made our website store locator more user friendly. This is to ensure that our website users find the address and contact details of their nearest Bata stores at just a click.

This is also going to be very helpful, as this year Bata plans to open more stores across the country, due to the demand for the Bata Brand.

To find a Bata store near you, go to:

For all our exciting competitions, promotions and latest Brand information go to:


Picture: Bata store at Zewenwhact.