She is one of South Africa’s leading Environmentalists, owns her very own metal straw company and has her own Coffee Company. She heads several women empowerment organizations, including the successful and very popular Crown Me Naturally SA initiative. Despite an increasingly demanding schedule and the challenges that come with it, Margo Fargo’s passion remains: to bring positive change to both people and the world they inhabit.

Obtaining her Honours in BSC Consumer Sciences in Sustainability was only the first step for Margo towards her goal of truly making a difference, not only locally but on the world stage as well. The dynamic entrepreneur currently focusses primarily on sustainability within the workplace, offering turnkey solutions for big corporate institutions and their employees on how to lower their carbon footprint.

Known for always sporting her own natural hair, it was no surprise when Margo established Crown Me Naturally SA. This brilliant initiative brings national speakers of diverse backgrounds together to engage in business, health, and natural hair care, and also gives women a safe space to own their true selves and their natural crowns. “There is something extremely liberating and powerful when a woman steps into herself and accepts who she is and the way she looks,” continues Margo. “Such a woman is simply unstoppable.” Various brands have supported this initiative, such as Shea Moisture, The perfect hair, Dark and Lovely, L’Oreal Elvive Cantu, My Natural Hair and Skin Creamery, just to name a few.

At the beginning of 2019 Margo founded her metal straw company, Far_Go Straws, with the intention to provide consumers with plastic free alternatives when drinking their beverages. Most importantly, to help alleviate the use of single use plastic straws. “In our continues fight against global warming it’s important to know that each consumer matters. One metal straw saves hundreds of plastic straws being used. This is more than just a straw, it gives each person the opportunity to practice living sustainably by this small action that most definitely has a big impact,” concludes Margo.

She is also involved with Grinda Coffee Co. that was birthed through a young passionate woman residing in a community called Heidedal in Bloemfontein.  The story started with creating an authentic, empowering and good coffee company with the goal of training and employing women in the Coffee Industry to change the status quo of what the Coffee Consumer Industry looks like.  Grinda wants to change the narrative and place focus on the quality coffee beans Africa has to offer.

Collaborations and Events

  • Speaker at the 2018 Enel Green Power Annual Summit representing Africa in Rome, Italy
  • Attendee at the Forbes Women Africa Summit 2020
  • Collaborations with skincare brands such as Garnier South Africa and Clicks Beauty, as well as hair care collaborations with Dark & Lovely, Imbue, Shea Moisture South Africa, The Perfect Hair and Super Curl
  • Collaborated with Soviet Denim
  • Sarie Voorblad Gesig Top 10 (2020)
  • Brand Ambassador for Kays Nail & Beauty Bar
  • Finalist of Miss SA 2018 pageant
  • 2013 First princess in the Miss Free State pageant
  • 2014 ambassador for Miss Earth South Africa
  • 2016 First princess at Miss Mamelodi Sundowns

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