In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’ve rounded up a list of female South African movers and shakers in Hong Kong. From retail and wellness to the performing arts, we’re proud to showcase these female South African business owners and talents. Check out the ventures and projects by these creative, driven women.
Beauty and Wellness
Colour Connection Styling offers image, style and colour analysis sessions, along with makeovers, special events, corporate clients and personal consultations. Owner and stylist Lidene Muller offers a bespoke range of services to suit all your personal and professional styling needs. Visit Colour Connection and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.*
SEP (stands for Social Enterprise Project) is a fashion and lifestyle business with a social impact focus. SEP’s products are delicately hand-embroidered by refugees in Jordan’s Jerash “Gaza” refugee camp, creating sustainable economic independence for hundreds of women and their families. Read more about Sep Jordan and follow their Hong Kong brand ambassador on Instagram for orders and product updates.
This mother-daughter duo has been creating handmade, one-of-a-kind polymer clay earrings since 2019. They are based in Hong Kong and Cape Town, and Helena Moralee (the mom of the duo) runs the Hong Kong side of the business. Their love for creativity, accessories and quality shines through in every piece of unique wearable art they produce. Check out their products on Facebook and Instagram or visit Victoria Creative.
Kids and Education
Boom Boom Bumz
Dyslexia Support HK
Food and Lifestyle
Africa to Asia
Africa to Asia brings good food and people together. They carry selected products including iconic South African wines, award-winning Rooibos tea and red espresso ranges, themed spices, rubs and seasonings. If you’re missing South African braais, check out their Barry Hilton merchandise and Megamaster braai accessories. Visit Africa to Asia or check out the Facebook and Instagram.
Trust a South African to bring an ingenius braai solution to Hong Kong. Former Durbanite Alison Wright from Coba Grills offers braai lovers with limited outdoor space in Hong Kong the perfect solution with the smokeless, portable charcoal Lotus Grills. They’re lightweight and easy to clean, and can be used on balconies, boats or on picnics. Shop now at Coba Grills and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.*
Hou Hou Mei
The South African Shop
The South African Shop has been around since 2012 and is a one-stop shop for all your South African grocery and toiletry needs. If you are looking for a specific product from home that they don’t stock, owner Bonnie Whaley will always go that extra mile and try her best to bring in the requested product. You can shop online at The South African Shop and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.*
Arts and Culture
Blank Page Writer’s Forum
Blank Page Writer’s Forum is a free monthly programme organised for literature enthusiasts by award-winning local writer Celia Claase and artist Janine Claase. These sessions include guest writers and speakers from the Hong Kong writing community, as well as discussions and and open mic readings. To stay in the loop, follow them on Instagram and Facebook.
Multilingual Afro Asian artist Eli Zaelo, has graced stages in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing and Thailand over the past five years. This multi-talented South African singer and actress has also just released her first single titled ‘Human’. Follow her on Instagram and Facebook for more music news and new releases.
Londiwe Ngubeni, better known as Ms Lolo, is a South African performer and recording artist based in Hong Kong. Her soulful voice gives new life to Afrobeats and you can catch her live at her Secret Location with Ms Lolo shows. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram for event details.
*SAAHK members qualify for the following discounts:
- Coba Grills – 10% discount on online purchases of grills and accessories
- Colour Connection – 15% discount on all packages
- Hollywood Hair @ Daz – 10% off all full price services from Rennie Fensham and Yentl Snyman
- Hollywood Hair 2 – 10% off all full price services from Yentl Snyman
- Little Bushbaby – 15% discount on online purchases (sale items excluded)
- The South African Shop – 10% discount on purchases over HK$600
If you would like to become a SAAHK member, please visit our website.