Karabo Mothapo: The real African Brownchild

This is 29-year-old engineer Karabo Mothapo, the founder of African Brownchild – a hair care line catering to South African naturalistas. The business concept came to fruition in 2014 at a time when there were very few natural hair products on the market. By 2015, the company had a full product offering and was ready to hit the shelves.

African Brownchild also offers business opportunities for people who have an interest in hair care and a knack for sales by giving them the opportunity to be Brownchild partners and distributors in their network.


Karabo funded the business using her savings and monthly contributions from her personal account. Not only does she want to create a Proudly South African brand that is a household name, she also wants to grow her team and give people the platform to create additional income streams for themselves through African Brownchild.

Check out their online shop to see their full range www.brownchild.co.za. Karabo may have started small, testing her products on friends and family, but four years later she has managed to build a steadily growing business.

She says, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained. I would encourage people to explore their ideas and test them. Get the ideas out and see whether they are viable and in the process ensure that you protect your intellectual property.”

We salute Karabo and we’re inspired to Reach Higher!


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