n Management Today - Building business in a volatile environment

Volume 21, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1027-4324



Extracted from text ... 24 Management Today October 2005 Building business in a volatile environment IIn 1984, Herman Mashaba started Black Like Me, a manufacturer of hair and beauty products. This was a first. Until then, black people had been in the industry as owners of hair salons, but not in the industry's manufacturing sector. Black Like Me went on to become one of the biggest and most successful manufacturers of hair and beauty products in South Africa. Mashaba asserts that running a big manufacturing concern during the apartheid days was not easy. For one thing, the Group Areas Act prohibited black people ..

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