The Sweet Service Award goes to the Apple iStore in the Waterfront, and its technician in the Service Department, who helped me efficiently to transfer all my data in my cellphone to a new iPhone XR which I had upgraded to at Vodacom. He used the iCloud to quickly and efficiently transfer the data, and helped me to set up the phone. Apple charges R200 for this service compared to the R150 by Vodacom, a small extra price to pay for far greater efficiency. Continue reading →
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 →
The Sweet Service Award goes to The Real Cheese in Observatory, its owner Annemarie opening up her shop especially for me on Monday 30 April, when it was officially closed over the long weekend, which coincided with the Cheese Festival. As she was organising deliveries, she allowed me to fetch a Dalewood Fromage Superlatif for a party I held that evening.
The Sweet Service Award goes to Olive Branch Deli and its co-owner Omeros Demetriou, for his advice in guiding me in the decision to buy a Yoco credit card machine, which I have used on numerous occasions as a customer in their Deli. Omeros even called Yoco on my behalf, to check the paperwork requirements, and stock availability. I went to Yoco on Shortmarket Street later in the afternoon, and within an hour I was set up with a credit card machine. Olive Branch Deli is a great ambassador for Yoco! Continue reading →
The 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. Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to Vodacom in the V&A Waterfront and its consultant Chad Thomas, who assisted me in doing a phone upgrade. He also checked my contract, and found a more affordable package that gives me more data and fewer calls at a lower rate than I have been paying to date. Continue reading →
The Sweet Service Award goes to Vodacom in the V&A Waterfront and its consultant Warren Bathgate, who organized for the replacement within half an hour of my iPhone screen, which had become faulty when my phone fell. I was unaware of the Apple Doctor service which Vodacom offers. I needed my phone to be operational for a lunch I was attending, to take photographs of the renovated Grand Africa Café & Beach.
The Sweet Service Award goes to the British Airways cabin crew, and Jenny North in particular, who looked after fellow-passenger Dr Wouter Hanekom and I with the greatest of friendliness on the flight between Cape Town and London on Monday. Nothing was too much trouble, and she had a friendly smile. We teased her about a review of the dinner, and she took it all in her stride!
The 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!