The Sweet Service Award goes to Mercedes-Benz Century City and its Service Advisor Chad Lentoor for quickly organising one of his mechanics to replace a dimmed beam Xenon globe at zero labour charge, and to the efficient Moesfeka Davids in their Parts department, who had a quote printed out and waiting for us when we arrived. She was friendly in offering her service and sourcing the part required.
* The Consumer Ombudsman dealt with more than 3000 complaints against retailers and service suppliers since its inception nine months ago, reports The New Age. The most complaints received related to furniture retailers, followed by telecommunications companies, motor vehicle retailers, appliance retailers, clothing retailers, and suppliers of financial services. Consumers have becoming more demanding in terms of disputes and are more aware of their rights in lodging complaints since the Consumer Protection Act was introduced. Retailers and service providers are improving their service as they understand the implications of the Act.
* One of Cape Town’s best qualified chefs will be Chef Andres Condé, who is joining the Harbour House Group from Spain in June. He will work on a revamp of the La Parada and Harbour House menus.
* Durban will become a bigger threat to Cape Town’s tourism industry if its plans to redevelop its beachfront into ‘Miami style tourist hubs‘ come to fruition. The local municipality has stated that they are looking Continue reading →
The MyCiTi Bus route in Sea Point (connecting commuters to Fresnaye, the Civic Centre and the V&A Waterfront) will begin operating this weekend (via Beach Road and High Level Road), on 2 November. The long-awaited roll-out of the service to Camps Bay is on 30 November, about 18 months after its promised start date! By this weekend 83 MyCiTi Buses will be operating in Cape Town, increasing to 107 buses by the end of November.
News24 reports that the MyCiTi bus service will begin operating in Vredehoek, Oranjezicht, Sea Point, Melkbosstrand, and Duynefontein this coming Saturday. On 30 November the route from the new V&A Waterfront Silo (the previous Clocktower area) to the Civic Centre and Camps Bay via Kloofnek Road will commence. The planned introduction of the N2 Express from Mitchells Plain and Khayelitsha, which was scheduled to be launched in December, appears to be Continue reading →
On 28 September 2008 we posted the first blogpost on this WhaleTales blog, not knowing where this journey would be taking us. Five years and close to 2000 blogposts later, we look back as well as forward.
I had set myself a goal of blogging daily, and while I question my wisdom at times, it has kept the rhythm going, and forced me to find material to blog about. My biggest fear is that I will run out of things to blog about one day!
The statistics from Google Analytics help in casting an eye back: in the five year period we have achieved 1,4 million pageviews, with 759452 unique readers. We were a Finalist for the SA Blog Awards’ The Most Controversial Blog in 2010, and try to stay true to this accolade. We have reached the 5th position on the amatomu.com Popular South African Blogs list. We have been included in the 100 Great SA Travel Twitter Feeds.
Many of the most popular blogposts Continue reading →