- A man warmed hearts across Mzansi recently when he opened a shop that relies completely on trust
- There is no cashier at the store and customers are trusted to pay the amount stated on the item
- The shop is an offshoot from organic food company, The Munching Mongoose, which delivers fresh produce straight to customers’ doors in Johannesburg
The owner of organic food company, Munching Mongoose, Brad Meiring, recently restored Mzansi’s hope in humanity when he decided to start an honesty-based shop.
Customers are trusted to pay the correct amount asked for a product and there is no cashier at the shop to make the sale, YOU Magazine reported.
The shop is described as:
“Faceless but not faithless.”
The honesty-based store, Honesty Box, is an offshoot from the company, Munching Mongoose, which delivers fresh, organic produce straight to customers’ homes in Johannesburg.
Brad may have started Munching Mongoose, but he has a team of awesome individuals that are helping him realise his dreams of a brighter South Africa through stores like Honesty Box.
Siggi Nonhono, manager of Munching Mongoose, explained the concept of Honesty Box in more deail, to YOU Magazine:
“We dreamt of a South Africa where you can walk down the street and come across a bucket with avos for sale. Next to the avos would be a small honesty box where you’d deposit your money, then take your avo – without anyone having to man the stand.”
When asked whether the company was worried about being taken advantage of, Siggi replied:
“Not really. I must admit the centre is quiet – but mostly we believe the average South African to be honest and sincere.”
Briefly.co.za gleaned that Siggi and Brad hope to inspire others in South Africa with their concept that believes the best of their fellow citizens.
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