Entries tagged with “ABSA”.


The Sweet Service Award goes to The Silo Hotel. As the Rooftop Bar is so popular now, one has to book a table for it. Training Consultant Mark Bland was kind enough to organize this for me. We enjoyed a drink with the glorious views and sunset from the Rooftop, and experienced The Royal Portfolio charm of its staff, starting with Louis Page, the Assistant Restaurant Manager, who we bumped into upstairs. He immediately offered to take us (more…)

The Sweet Service Award goes to Standard Bank Sea Point, and its Consultant Tamryn Paulsen, for her amazing service in opening new accounts for me when transferring my banking business from ABSA to Standard Bank, and for finding banking options that offered the lowest bank charges and the highest rate on an investment. She also efficiently contacted each company I have debit orders with, providing the new bank details. It is a huge shame that she is leaving the bank today, to go back to study.  (more…)

The Sweet Service Award goes to Café 1904 in Hermanus, and its owners Johan and Endria Post, for making me a cappuccino despite having a break before their dinner service. It was just before 17h00, and all coffee shops in Hermanus were about to close. Johan and Endria took pity on me, and made me a perfect dry cappuccino, taking time to sit down and chat too.  (more…)

The Sweet Service Award goes to Dr Toni Bedford, who found my son a one hour dentist appointment slot when he made a very quick visit to Cape Town last week. One filling requires three visits to a dentist via the NHS in the UK, so getting two fillings done in an hour was a huge time saving and far cheaper too.  (more…)

The Sweet Service Award goes to Trenery in the V&A Waterfront, and its assistant Mariska de Klerk, who assisted me in finding shirts which were on sale in the right size, and for keeping them for me overnight even though the sale ones were not supposed to be kept for customers. I had explained to Mariska that due to my handbag and its content having been stolen, I would only receive a replacement credit card the following day. I have enjoyed subsequent good service from Mariska. 

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shimmy-beach-club-goldfishThe Sweet Service Award goes to Shimmy Beach Club and its GM Malcolm Moodie, its Deputy GM Stephan Fourie, the Shimmy Luxury Collection CEO Nicky van der Walt, and The Ritz GM Clayton Howard, for allowing me to see the fantastic Goldfish concert at Shimmy Beach Club earlier this week, and with it fantastic seating which enabled me to take excellent photographs and videos.  It is a world class act, and it filled me with pride to see how far this talented duo has come.  Impressive too was the ease of getting there with Uber, and then being shuttled to the Shimmy entrance.  (more…)

Incredible Connection 2The Sweet Service Award goes to Incredible Connection in the V&A Waterfront, for offering a keyboard I bought at a reduced price, given that the price on their system was lower than the price on the box!  The computer retailer has a bad reputation for being expensive, in my experience, and I have never had the pleasure of paying less for anything over the years of buying there!

 

 

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imageKAMERS has grown over the past 13 years, to become a showcase of the innovation and hand-crafting talents of entrepreneurs from around our country. KAMERS opened in Cape Town yesterday, at the Castle of Good Hope, which celebrates its 350th anniversary this year, and runs until Sunday. It probably is our country’s largest pop-up market, and was the first to create this trend!  (more…)

imageThe Sweet Service Award goes to ABSA Sea Point, and its Relationship Manager Yusriah Khan, for faxing me my February business bank statement, as I had not received it in the post yet, and needed it to complete my VAT return for the accountants before the Easter long weekend. No questions were asked other than the bank account number, in stark contrast to the performance I had to go through with the Santyger branch.

 

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imageThe Sweet Service Award goes to Le Lude, for its sponsorship of the pianist fee of François du Toit for his two magnificent Beethoven concerts over two evenings in the City Hall, to the joy and pleasure of Cape Town classic music lovers!

 

 

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