Founder of local sneaker company, Bathu, Theo Baloyi, now holds a new title as Mzansi's Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
The 29-year-old received the award at the annual South African Premier Business Awards last month. The owner of the three-year-old business said he was beyond humbled.
"It is humbling and a good pat on the back to keep going."
The term "bathu" is slang for any type of shoes in SA townships.
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The former accountant said he could have easily lived the Instagram lifestyle but he was bored of wearing suits in boardrooms.
Today he wears a white T-shirt and jeans accompanied by his very own sneakers, which are are 100% local.
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