Entries tagged with “Uber”.


The Sweet Service Award goes to Tiger’s Milk Kloof Street, where I experienced double service excellence in one afternoon. I had finished a meeting, and while chatting to Group staff member Linda Hofstetter, saw that my phone battery was down to 5%. I tried to book my Uber trip back home, but I could not get it to work. Linda tried to help me on my phone, and when it didn’t want to work, she called a car for me on her App, and refused to accept payment for it. A security staff member stood at the Kloof Street entrance to the restaurant, and assisted me in identifying the Uber vehicle, and in safely walking me across the road to the car. 

 

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The Sweet Service Award goes to the Fireplace Studio, and its salesman Wayne Malgas, for the speedy installation of a gas fireplace, in less than a week after I gave them the go-ahead! The unit had to be couriered down from Johannesburg, and a gas bottle had to be delivered by Eddles Gas, all parties doing their best to meet my deadline. I am still waiting for a fireplace quotation from Italcotta, despite having done a follow up call to the sales consultant, two weeks after he called.  (more…)

The Sweet Service Award goes to Thrifty car rental in Durban city centre, for coming to my rescue when I had forgotten to bring along my driver’s licence when traveling in KZN last week.  The company rules are that they cannot rent out cars without the driver’s license. I rented a car from the company eleven months ago, and was relieved when they were able to access a copy of my driver’s license from last year’s paperwork!  (more…)

The Sweet Service Award goes to the Greyton Tourism Bureau and its Manager Roslyn Petersen, who made attending the Greyton Classic Music Festival such a pleasure, in booking our accommodation, and the tickets for the concerts we wanted to attend. She even helped book a restaurant for the Saturday, after The Post House cancelled the reservation we had already made for the dinner.  (more…)

The Sweet Service Award goes to the people of Cape Town, who came to the party in donating clothing, food, beverages, and bedding for the residents of Imizamo Yethu, who were left destitute after a devastating fire this past weekend. Donations were dropped off at the fire stations in Sea Point and Hout Bay, at Pick ‘n Pay outlets, at La Parada Constantia Nek, and at schools in Hout Bay. A collection drive on Ryan O ‘Connor’s Breakfast Show on Kfm on Monday raised in excess of R1 million alone. All non- perishable foods and (more…)

On Thursday afternoon I attended the launch of UberEATS in a private home in Willesden Road in Camps Bay, with the backdrop of a beautiful sunset. The launch follows that in Johannesburg four months ago, the city having seen 200000 downloads of the UberEATS App in the first two months of its launch.  (more…)

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…)

uber-new-logoThe Sweet Service Award goes to Uber, and its driver Zaid Fakir who drove me from the city back to my home. The radio in his vehicle was tuned to Kfm, and he agreed to up the volume as presenter Carl Waiste was playing very good music. When I had to take a call, he turned down the volume, and turned it up again when I had completed the call.  When I was in Johannesburg last month I noted that some of the Uber drivers asked one for one’s radio station choice!

 

 

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Space TV dishThe Sweet Service Award goes to Installation Solutions and its team led by Mansoor, who arrived on the same afternoon as I called to install a new sattelite dish for DEUKOM’s German TV service, now allowing us to receive 30 or more German radio and TV channels.  Not only were the prices of his sattelite dishes and labour cheaper, but he also had stock of the dishes.  He did the work efficiently, in a far quicker time than quoted for by other installers.

 

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imageI met Chef Roger Jones and his charming wife Sue at 96 Winery Road earlier this year, when Chef Roger cooked his Tasting Menu, the first meal I had eaten prepared by a one star Michelin star restaurant chef. The Harrow at Little Bedwyn has maintained its one Michelin star for the past ten years, and is a large stockist of South African wines. (more…)