The Pepkor story, which begins in 1901, is a rich and proud tale of achievements, driven by the collective effort of thousands of committed people over many years.

1901 Bradlows opens in Johannesburg Central, during the gold rush.

1916 First Ackermans store opens in Wynberg, Cape Town.

1965 First PEP store opens in De Aar.

1969 PepClo starts manufacturing Student Prince school clothes.

Today, we are fortunate to have some of the most trusted brands in South Africa operating under our umbrella. Ultimately, trust is the golden thread that runs through everything we do. On this foundation, our brands have truly stood the test of time.

In 1978, years before the fall of apartheid, PEP management successfully partnered with a black-owned business.