Women in Business: SA Mom Starts Making Dolls Inspired by Her Beautiful Daughter

Women in Business: SA Mom Starts Making Dolls Inspired by Her Beautiful Daughter

  • A local mom is being celebrated after founding a toy company in honour of her 13-year-old daughter
  • The unique African dolls all come wearing traditional attire which the mama says she hopes will instil a deeper sense of self-love in her daughter
  • Mzansi flooded the comments section and commended the mom for being such a role model

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A local mom is being celebrated as a role model after creating a line of unique African dolls inspired by her daughter. The wonderful mom, Mmule Ramothibe, is an internal auditor based in Gauteng and says she wanted to create a doll that more accurately represents all the wonderful women of Southern Africa.

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A local mom and her daughter have inspired SA with their toy-making company. Images: Nandikwa Dolls/Facebook
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“It kept me awake at night just thinking about how there is still so little representation of the many cultures that exist in South Africa. I thought to myself, there is no harm in trying, and it’s going to take you and I to be the change we want to see," she told YOU magazine.

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Today, Ramothibe has created a splendid range of toys that depict the realities of African beauty. Her dolls are sold wearing their very own unique traditional attire and come with personalised backstories which encourage young women to be more resilient.

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"Each doll in our collection has her own unique story of Triumph. An overcomer. The Nandikwa Doll, a symbol of hope, dignity, perseverance, tenacity and ambition. Against all odds!" she wrote in a Facebook post.

The amazing mother has touched so many hearts with her soon-to-be iconic toys. Check out some of the social media reactions below:

Joy Hellerle Chiang said:

"Like Mother like Daughter. You are an amazing role model to her, showing her that a woman can do anything she puts her mind to. Well done. PS: Your dolls are so special."

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Amanda Mpanza said:

"Ncoah so sweet, you both look adorable."

Omega Zoë Mtshali said:


Indoni YaKwantu said:

"I love this. May you make dark-skinned dolls too please. With more of the African diversity with the hair, body structure, skin tones."

Kathleen O'Connor Thompson said:

"A beautiful post in so many ways."

Sisters who make recycled plastic bricks celebrate a major milestone: #BossBabes

In related news, Briefly News previously reported that a locally manufactured brick company has impressed South Africans with its latest announcement. Ramtsilo Plasti-Bricks was founded by the Tsiloane sisters and today their eco-friendly products can be found in Builders Warehouse stores.

Heading to the official company social media page, @ramtsilo shared the incredible news.

"We are So so proud to announce that the plastic bricks can now be found in Builders warehouse stores #Plasticrecycling #Ecofriendly #Ecobricks," the company captioned the post.

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The women-founded start-up also shared a smiley snap of one of the Tsiloane sister's standing proudly near a pile of the bricks. These girls are certainly making waves in the world of sustainable business.

Local social media users were really proud of the incredible businesswoman. Many remarked that it was about time Mzansi caught on to the eco-friendly trends of home building across the globe.

Other curious people simply wanted a little bit more information on the interesting new product.

Check out some of the comments below:

@Lekako3 said:

"Sisters are doing it for themselves."

@MandlaJiyana_ said:

"Congrats... plastic bricks are the future. It's high time SA catches up and utilizes these great innovations that's widely used in Europe."

@Thabethe_Ra said:

"Please do a video demonstrating how plastic bricks are used to build a structure, the sand or cement they are compatible with."

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@Kefinest said:

"It's recycled plastic mixed with sand and cement like you would to your normal brick… just about 30% of plastic… and doesn't crack easy... in fact its performance is way better than your normal brick."

@mmekwat_t said:

"I last heard of these on @Powerfm987 some time ago. A great innovation solving a persistent challenge to the environment. Splendid."

Source: Briefly.co.za

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