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Help Save Indalo Nubian Naturals

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Smangele Sibisi, founder and creator of Indalo Nubian Naturals: a natural hair salon that boasts in the grooming and maintaining of authentic, ethnic, African hair. Born and bred in Kagiso, Krugersdorp, Smangele’s passion in hair started at the tender age of 9, thereafter making the daring decision to turn that passion into a career. Defined as a zealous and driven business woman, Smangele has been known to have an unconventional method and approach to the maintenance of natural hair. Accompanied with an extensive experience of a hands-on workforce, her dedication to working for other salons in her early years developed the passion and knowledge we have now come to appreciate and is on demand. Smangele’s love for maintaining natural hair is seen in client satisfaction and endless recommendations amongst naturals, for when one thinks tough labour, hard to love, limiting, unprofessional and time consuming, she thinks innovative, eccentric and understated. In 2016, Smangele’s passion for hair propelled her to open her hair salon in Johannesburg, which thereafter branched to Pretoria in 2018. She is admired for her ambition as a young black woman, with a philanthropic heart that gives back. Smangele started her NGO focusing on the transcendence of young girls in needing a magical touch with the sponsoring of hair, make up and transportation for their matric dances. 

Smangele’s personal milestones in her career involve being nominated for Best Female Hairstylist of the Year in the African Hair Awards 2018. In the transcendence of her career and expertise in the specialisation of natural hair, she has hosted natural hair events, and recent training sessions facilitated to grow the knowledge of treating natural hair. She has been featured in talks throughout South Africa that focus on the grooming and taking care of natural hair hosted by mainstream natural hair ambassadors and brands. Smangele has been undoubtedly the preferred hairstylist to well-known personalities in the South African entertainment landscape, such as Claire Mawisa, Rami Chuene, Zenande Mfenyane, Renate Stuurman, Siwe Dweba, Lady X, Sindi Dlathu, Buhlebendalo Mda, Stilo Magolide, just to name a few. With so many achievements to her name, Smangele has just started her career as a young entrepreneur.

Indalo Nubian Naturals is one of the few natural hair salons in South Africa based in Gauteng, with a booming number of 29 professionally groomed employees, to cater and take care of the fragile nature of natural black hair. The name ‘Indalo’ has been derived from the Zulu word that means “nature”, and has put the definition of the word in its full representative form through service and client satisfaction with the nature at which the business of hair has been carried out. Indalo first opened its doors to “naturalistas” around Johannesburg in 2016, where its services were centred around style and uniqueness to maintaining of natural hair. Indalo was founded by a Kagiso born and bred lady Smangele Sibisi, who started her tender career as a stylist in other salons, where she gathered skills in dreadlocks, natural hair styling and thereafter took up a managerial role, that prepared her for her big break as an entrepreneur. Indalo boasts in not only maintaining natural hair, but finds the best stylists who can express their colourful personalities that reflect in the results of the hair outcome.

With a considerable amount of followers and supporters, the salon has thereafter had a big increase in demand, when women across the country were beaming to be a part of the new hair revolution. Its 2nd doors opened in Pretoria in 2018, where Smangele not only gleefully made more women happy in their natural hair, but doors of employment for stylists opened. Indalo took part in the Africa International Hair Extravaganza Expo, where the event was covered glamorously by Top Billing.

Indalo has become first preference in product sampling for mainstream natural hair products that have been manufactured locally, for the Southern African textured hair. 

 This had been a difficult decision to make due to the unfortunate effects of the South African Lockdown caused by COVID-19. 

 

Smangele Sibisi, owner of Indalo Nubian Naturals has sadly been led to the decision to close one of her salons. The COVID19 Pandemic really had a negative impact on the turn over of the salons that has led us into closing down our first branch in johannesburg. When we go back to work, it will be only the Pretoria salon that functions, we are asking for any amount of donation, to help save our Johannesburg salon, save our employees salaries. 

This will help rebuild our salon again, this will mean no one will be left with no job, this will mean our employees will have a home again to call and definitely this will help us gain a home for our clients who used to visit our Johannesburg salon. My hope and dream is to eliminate the numbers of youth unemployment and this will definitely do just that.

The funding will be used for a new space (rental plus deposit), shop fittings, in salon stock to use and salon equipment.

Donations

  • Oct 28, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Like a phoenix she will rise again!! It has been an honour to witness your journey Smangele, will continue to support you and your dreams till the very end." - Jessica

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Like a phoenix she will rise again!! It has been an honour to witness your journey Smangele, will continue to support you and your dreams till the very end." - Jessica

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Like a phoenix she will rise again!! It has been an honour to witness your journey Smangele, will continue to support you and your dreams till the very end." - Jessica

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Like a phoenix she will rise again!! It has been an honour to witness your journey Smangele, will continue to support you and your dreams till the very end." - Jessica

  • Jul 20, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "

    We are each other's keepers

    " - NNG

  • Jul 08, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Don't budge...its just a test" - Ruthy mthabine

  • Jul 06, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    The battle is not yet over, Soldier on , God is with you all the time .

    " - Letlotlo Moseki

  • Jul 02, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "I hope you will be able to continue this important work! All the best x" - Anonymous

  • Jul 01, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    Strength to you!

    " - Maloba

  • Jun 30, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Because black woman empowerment matters. All the best sis, your work is impeccable! " - Rudzani

  • Jun 30, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Hang in there and keep pushing, all will come alright

    " - Nomandlovu

  • Jun 30, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Arise! we love your work. Supporting young black ladies. Look straight ahead

    " - Talitha Cumi

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Like a phoenix she will rise again!! It has been an honour to witness your journey Smangele, will continue to support you and your dreams till the very end." - Jessica

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 241.50
  • "

    Keep rising

    " - Nokuthula

  • Jun 27, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Best wishes! Lets all support black businesses " - Mel

  • Jun 26, 2020 - USD $ 57.47
  • "You're doing amazing, and your establishment is important to us. " - Lesedi Matsunyane-Ferguson

  • Jun 26, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Indalo will rise again" - Mosa

  • Jun 26, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "All the best. Hope to see you soon. " - Phindile

  • Jun 26, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "All the best sisi" - Zee

  • Jun 26, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Like a phoenix she will rise again!! It has been an honour to witness your journey Smangele, will continue to support you and your dreams till the very end." - Jessica

  • Jun 26, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Contribution on behalf of Fifi Mashigo on her 30th birthday, Happy birthday babe. I love you, you have a beautiful heart for directing your gifts toward this cause." - Jessica

  • Jun 25, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "All the best Sma! " - Neo

  • Jun 25, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Resilient Women always rise up! Up you go darling. " - Loita

  • Jun 25, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "God’s will" - Keketso Mopeli-Tshehla

  • Jun 25, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "It was never the end of Indalo sisi! " - Gugu M

  • Jun 25, 2020 - USD $ 87.19
  • "Keep it up and make sure you win the battle for your teams and their families " - AI

  • Jun 24, 2020 - USD $ 29.06
  • "All the best Smarty!" - Tvtea

  • Jun 24, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "We can only win together. I am my sister's keeper" - Eve

  • Jun 23, 2020 - USD $ 5.00
  • "Hi never been but I support the SA brand where my pocket allows" - Sabz

  • Jun 23, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "All will be well" - Tee

  • Jun 23, 2020 - USD $ 11.50
  • "True confidence for my daughter starts with her loving her hair. " - Thembi Shezi

  • Jun 23, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "We got you" - Anonymous

  • Jun 23, 2020 - USD $ 28.74
  • "From out of the fire the Phoenix rises and so you will rise too, the best is always yet to come Sis - much love" - Jems Of A Natural

  • Jun 23, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Kuzolunga and better days are yet to come, qina sisi." - Coiled Crew

  • Jun 23, 2020 - R 630.00
  • "We are behind you Sma." - Gugulethu

  • Jun 23, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "We are with you all the way Sma! We love you guys!!!! " - With you all the way

  • Jun 23, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Together we stand. Divided we fall." - Keketso

  • Jun 23, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "All the best to you Udalo" - Anonymous

  • Jun 23, 2020 - R 350.00
  • "Can’t wait for the salon to be up and running .All the best and God bless . " - Tsholo m

  • Jun 23, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    I want to see Indalo up and running again, it only is a matter of time sis. Hang in there

    " - Ediragetse Gaseimelwe

  • Jun 23, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "I'd do more if I could, and I will when I can. Go forth." - Thato Tshabangu

  • Jun 23, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    All the best

    " - Zee

  • Jun 22, 2020 - USD $ 11.53
  • "I wish I could donate more. " - Asive Mahlamvu

  • Jun 22, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "This is how we rebuild and take care of our own. I am doing what you did for me when you opened Indalo." - Nonhle Malaza

  • Jun 22, 2020 - R 2 000.00
  • "All the best! Love your work" - Anonymous

  • Jun 22, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    I’m giving and sowing in faith that the Almighty will increase your territory!

    " - Thulile

  • Jun 22, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    All the best Queen

    " - Phumelele

  • Jun 22, 2020 - R 120.00
  • "

    You are an I inspiration. This too shall pass.

    " - Nkuli

  • Jun 22, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    I love your work and my experience there has always been amazing! Praying you guys survive this storm ️

    " - Puseletso Senne

  • Jun 21, 2020 - USD $ 28.83
  • "Keep your head up high" - Palesa M

  • Jun 21, 2020 - USD $ 28.83
  • "Good luck" - Tshifhiwa Ramaleba

  • Jun 21, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "xoxo" - Sara

  • Jun 21, 2020 - R 157.50
  • "Yilwa mtase!" - Nkhensani

  • Jun 21, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "All the best guys!" - Xoliswa

  • Jun 21, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Living the message ahd supporting a black business. I hope all goes well for you! " - Cleopatra K

  • Jun 21, 2020 - USD $ 2.88
  • "All the best" - May

  • Jun 21, 2020 - USD $ 57.65
  • "Thank you for making me look and feel amazing on my wedding day. I hope and pray that your business recovers and grows stronger." - Tlhabi

  • Jun 21, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "I hope the little that I donated will go a long way, all the best sisi" - Sindi

  • Jun 21, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Onwards and upwards Mami! Praying for you too." - Reneikhutso

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "We are in it together Sis " - Hope Moremogolo

  • Jun 20, 2020 - USD $ 11.53
  • "Hang in there! I hope to see you all soon." - Terry

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "" - Kedi Ledwaba

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "This too shall pass and you will soar to even greater heights. " - Tshireletso

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "We are in this together sis" - Guvana Media

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "All the best Sma I pray God blesses you with more than you expected " - Nonhlanhla Zungu

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Wishing you and your team only the best. 🥰" - Thando T'dos

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "All the best!! " - Makhosazana

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Good luck!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Wishing you all the best. " - N...

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Can’t wait to use you guys when you open." - Bongekile Mtsetfwa

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "We need you all back. All the best " - Angela

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "All the best hope you survive this." - Happiness

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Good like Sma! I believe you will exceed the target" - Lunga

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "We love you and we are behind you️️" - Kwanda Photography

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "You are inspirational!" - Meagan

  • Jun 20, 2020 - USD $ 11.53
  • "All the best Sisi, we are behind you " - Lomave

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "We love you sis!! We are here for you!" - Zodwa bridal

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Support woman-owned black business! " - Glenda Aphane

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "All the best" - Zee

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "See you soon for my Day 1 app for everything. We with you" - Kedibone Moroane

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "Hope my little bit helps. " - Helper

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "Rise Again" - Anon

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Wishing you the best Sma " - Nokuthula Zwane

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "All the best dear...A miracle will happen. God is not sleeping " - Esmie

  • Jun 20, 2020 - USD $ 11.53
  • "." - Nomsa Khanyile

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "I am not rich, but i will like to save Indalo with the little that i have. All the best sis. " - Portia Chauke

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "We Love you Indalo Will Rise Again ." - Soweto Ink

  • Jun 20, 2020 - USD $ 11.53
  • "I wish all the best for you guys, keep the natural hair flag flying high " - Zamakhuze

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Donations to date

R 28 367.04

Fundraising target

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My name is Smangele Sibisi, I am 29 years old. I'm the founder and owner of Indalo Nubian Naturals, a natural hair salon based in jhb cbd and Pretoria cbd. I would love for people to help us save our Johannesburg branch that had to close down due to COVID19. We currently have a total number of 29 employees that would love to keep their jobs.