IN PICS | Quiet start to Black Friday at Joburg malls

26 November 2021 - 12:01 By Alon Skuy
A fairly quiet morning in Illovo on Black Friday. Potential shoppers said they were wary of large crowds despite the easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
A fairly quiet morning in Illovo on Black Friday. Potential shoppers said they were wary of large crowds despite the easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.
Image: Alon Skuy

Shopping centres in Johannesburg experienced a quiet start to Black Friday.

TimesLIVE photographer Alon Skuy was on the ground in Rosebank to take these photos.  

Streets were quiet in Rosebank on Friday morning. Many retailers have reportedly been running week-long sales instead of a one-day Black Friday campaign.
Streets were quiet in Rosebank on Friday morning. Many retailers have reportedly been running week-long sales instead of a one-day Black Friday campaign.
Image: Alon Skuy
Shoppers did not flock to malls in Rosebank early on Black Friday.
Shoppers did not flock to malls in Rosebank early on Black Friday.
Image: Alon Skuy
Very few early shoppers headed into the Rosebank Mall to look for specials on Black Friday.
Very few early shoppers headed into the Rosebank Mall to look for specials on Black Friday.
Image: Alon Skuy
An anticipated early morning surge of shoppers in malls for Black Friday specials was not evident in Rosebank.
An anticipated early morning surge of shoppers in malls for Black Friday specials was not evident in Rosebank.
Image: Alon Skuy
The Covid-19 pandemic and fears about the rising rate of infections in Gauteng likely saw many shoppers staying away from malls on Black Friday.
The Covid-19 pandemic and fears about the rising rate of infections in Gauteng likely saw many shoppers staying away from malls on Black Friday.
Image: Alon Skuy
Massive discounts on items did not lure early morning shoppers to malls in Rosebank.
Massive discounts on items did not lure early morning shoppers to malls in Rosebank.
Image: Alon Skuy
Retailers are likely to be disappointed by Black Friday sales if little early morning foot traffic in malls continued throughout the day.
Retailers are likely to be disappointed by Black Friday sales if little early morning foot traffic in malls continued throughout the day.
Image: Alon Skuy

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