Tag Archives: Clicks

Corona Virus: new emergency regulations to control excessive price hikes of most-needed food and medical supplies!

 

Last week fin24 wrote that the Government has announced emergency regulations to control excessive price increases of medical, food, and beverage items most needed during the Corona Virus COVID-19 pandemic. Punitive fines could be levied against companies violating these regulations.  Continue reading →

SA Plastics Pact established, City of Cape Town first municipality in SA to face plastic waste and pollution!

 

South Africa is the first country in Africa to have joined the international The Plastics Pact, and the City of Cape Town is the first municipality in our country to have joined the South African Plastics Pact, which was established last month. Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Sorbet Camps Bay; Sour Service Award goes to Clicks Sea Point!

 

The Sweet Service Award goes to Sorbet in Camps Bay, and its staff Lauren and Rongina for their excellent service earlier this week. It was a joyous reconnection with Lauren, who had been on maternity leave and whom I last saw in May last year, having returned to work in January. She is the most gentle leg waxer, adding in a little massage too.  Equally Rongina knows my nail polish colour when I come for a pedicure, and is gentle in her handling of my feet, a monthly treat. Continue reading →

SA’s most trusted consumer brands includes heritage brand KOO and newbie online brand Takealot.com!

In the 2018 Brandz study by Kantar Millward Brown it has created a list of ten most trusted South African brands, a list which includes mainly food products, the 75 year old KOO one of these and right at the top on Trust, and the very new online shopping brand Takealot.com, already ranked third.  None of the country’s largest value brands appear on the top trusted brand list.  Continue reading →

FitBit a fabulous fitness tool and motivation, discovering my health and fitness with Discovery!

I have not been fitness-conscious in many years, but in preparation for my Camino walk, I decided to invest in a FitBit, a watch that not only tells the date and time, but also provides information about one’s activity in terms of steps and kilometers covered, calories burned, and one’s heart rate. All the measures are tracked daily and weekly, from the time that one startswearing the FitBit. Continue reading →

Carrol Boyes adds fine Chocolate Collection, ‘inspired by her art’, to its vast range of ‘embracing conversation’ artisanal products!

Yesterday I visited the Carrol Boyes head office in Paarden Eiland, and was shown around its extensive and impressive Showroom, and Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery production facility by its CEO Craig Ludwig.  Continue reading →

Sweet Service Award goes to Discovery Vitality; Sour Service Award goes to Bootlegger!

The Sweet Service Award goes to Discovery Vitality, for keeping its promises on offering its physically active members cash back on their purchases of healthy foods at Woolworths and Pick ‘n Pay, on their shopping at Clicks, and at Sportman’s Warehouse. In addition, they have weekly rewards for fitness achievements, none of which I had used until I visited The Point Mall branch earlier this week, when I received a surprise reward of a car wash at Body Wash discounted to R15 instead of the cost of R80.  Continue reading →

Coco Safar opens in Sea Point today, with world’s first Botanical Coffee and Rooibos Brewery and most advanced coffee roastery in Africa!

Last Friday I was honoured to experience a preview of Coco Safar, which opens in Sea Point’s newly developed Artem, previously the Adelphi Centre, today. It houses the world’s first Botanical Coffee and Rooibos Brewery, the top coffee roastery in Africa, and is a top quality patisserie and chocolate supplier, bought to take away or enjoyed sitting down. An exciting coffee and Rooibos drinking Renaissance is being created at Coco Safar in Cape Town today, the culmination of a ten-year development journey. The decor style is inspired by Belle Epoque. Continue reading →

Frames 4 Africa Sweet Service Award! Clicks Sour Service Award!

The Sweet Service Award goes to Frames 4 Africa in Hermanus, and its owner Zelda, for the excellent service of framing a drawing which I had bought at an art gallery, within 24 hours of bringing it to them. Zelda kept her promise of the timing, and sent me a text message to confirm that the framing was ready for collection. I have never received such a speedy framing service!  Continue reading →

Heritage Western Cape Sweet Service and Clicks Sour Service Awards!

Winchester mansionsThe Sweet Service Award goes to Heritage Western Cape, for turning down an application to demolish the Winchester Mansions, an iconic 90-year old hotel on Beach Road in Sea Point. The developers wanted to rebuild a new hotel on the site, and upgrade it to a 5-star hotel. I personally have an emotional link to the hotel, having spent the first year of my life in it when it still was a block of flats, after immigrating with my parents from Germany, and also getting engaged there for nostalgic reasons many years later.

 

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