Black Friday reportedly off to a very slow start in South Africa

Black Friday reportedly off to a very slow start in South Africa

- Black Friday in South Africa is reportedly on a very slow start with shops looking quite empty

- Taking a look at social media it is evident that many are not keen on leaving their homes while online sales are on hand

- South Africans have shared their opinions about Black Friday on Twitter with a lot of tweeps believing that it is a scam

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Black Friday shopping is reportedly off to a very slow start in South Africa. What was once a hyped-up day with people lining up outside stores from the early hours of the morning is now seemingly a schlep.

Reports say that stores have had minimal customers from this morning with staff members standing outside in an attempt to coax customers into their stores. The global pandemic is most likely the main reason for the lack of shoppers.

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Having to practise social distancing during a Black Friday sale doesn't sound easy. What is easy would be purchasing your products online through the various companies that are having virtual Black Friday sales.

Black Friday off to a slow start in Mzansi
Black Friday is reportedly off to a slow start in South Africa. Source: Jane Barlow / PA Images
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The below shows how Canal Walk in Cape Town looks today:

Times Live reported that stores in The Pavilion shopping centre in Durban were empty this morning as well. While My Broadband reported that many stores in SA have scaled up their online shopping systems for today.

Take a look at some of the tweets regarding Black Friday in SA:

@FoxOneZA said:

"There are some excellent Black Friday deals but not everything is a deal and some massive online shops abuse their dominance in the market to sell stuff at normal prices."

@niqita11 asked:

"Who's going for those Black Friday specials?"

In similar news, recently reported on Tito Mboweni asking his Twitter followers for input on the future of SAA. Mboweni had given very little context as to why he was asking, saying simply that:

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"Ok. What should we do on SAA?"

South Africans obliged the Minister with their answers but the incident saw Mboweni trending as citizens questioned why the politician had needed their input.

Take a look at just a few responses to the Minister's tweet below:

@iamkoshiek- "Black Friday sale."
@iamkoshiek- "This is like a surgeon coming onto Twitter & being like "okes, where should I put this lung now?"
@SciTheComedist- "Hire FBI from the US to investigate crimes done by South African politicians the pay the US government $300m a year."
@SlimGatiep- "Sink a rotten-to-the-core ship. Plain and simple. People don't have houses, apparently no money. But you can find money, again, for SAA? Do you really need advice? You know what to do."

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