IN PICTURES | Black Friday sale kicks off in SA
Shoppers wearing face masks in line with Covid-19 protocols set out to find Black Friday Deals.
27 November 2020 - 10:14
Louise Daneel from the Auckland Park Florist promotes her Black Friday specials with presenter Sifiso Mfelang, 27 November 2020, at the ERF350.Studios in Melville Johannesburg. The online platform is giving small business owners a chance to promote their specials in ten-minute slots in an attempt to strengthen community bonds and help the small business sector who were effected by the recent lockdown. The stream will run from from 06h00-18h00 and can be found on the Ilovemelville.live Facebook page. Daneel is giving free delivery in a 5km radius of her shop and a 15 percent discount. :
Oarabile Kotsitswe from Westbury in Johannesburg says he and a friend arrived at Makro at 6am this morning. They were finally let in at 8:30am. He works as a baker and his friend for a courier company. Kotsitswe says they put money together and had a budget of R4,000 for a TV but when they arrived inside it was sold out. Kotsitswe says they then had to settle for a Hisense Smart TV for R5,500. “We didn’t save because we had a budget, so now we had to add an extra R1,500 we put away for groceries and alcohol to pay for the TV. We still have food left for a week, but we will make a plan. I was worried about the long queues and Covid, but what can I do I really wanted the TV.”
Keagile Mohale from Soweto says he spent around R1,000 on beers, gin and wine today. They saved around R150. This is their stock for tomorrow. “We were very worried about Covid in the lines because it was packed in the morning, but at least everyone was wearing their protective gear.” Mohale will be going on a boys trip to Limpopo with his friends.