It is the season when friends and family show how much they care about each other by exchanging gifts. Why not go further and give to an entrepreneur this year by shopping in black-owned businesses?

A report released by the Department of Trade and industry in September shows that black people in South Africa own a paltry 3% of the economy. By buying black, you will be making the circle bigger and helping entrepreneurs thrive.

Below are some entrepreneurs you can support.

Art

Andile Dyalvane’s ceramic art

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Shop: Ceramic Art 

Beer

Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela’s Brew Hogs

Website: Brew Hogs

Skin

Tsakani Mashaba’s Michael Mikiala skincare range

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Shop online: Michael Mikiala 

Sneakers

Sifiso Dlamini’s Eish Hade

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Visit: Eish Hade

Furniture

Mpumelelo Mfula’s The Playground

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Shop: www.theplaygroundsa.com

Wine

Mphumi Ndlangisa’s Magna Carta Wines

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Contact: mphumi@magnacartawines.com

Bags

Inga Gubeka’s Wooden Bags

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Visit: www.indalodecor.com

Fashion

Maxhosa by Laduma

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Shop: MaXhosa