Best of Bloemfontein ready to honour local businesses


It’s that time of the year again! The Best of Bloemfontein Readers’ Choice Awards is back and ready to receive your votes for your favourite local business from 6 August 2020.

Bloemfontein definitely does not shy away from offering the best products and services in the country and it’s been evident over the years that the readers agree.

Bloemfontein Courant readers are offered the unique opportunity to vote for and nominate their favourite businesses where they had a pleasant experience based on service and product quality.

There are various categories to vote for, including a fresh and special category most readers may relate to, one which can give hope to many businesses.

This category is for Local Businesses which have been hit hard by the national lockdown but still managed to thrive above the rest with fresh, innovative ideas to keep the business afloat.

Bloemfontein Courant has decided to celebrate these local heroes by creating a special once-off category in this year’s Best of Bloemfontein Readers’ Choice Awards.

Readers can vote for these businesses in the following sub-categories:

*  Best Out-of-the-Box Idea: The nominees in this category are those local businesses who devised special plans and embarked on extraordinary campaigns to  ensure that their businesses and those of others stay afloat in spite of the crippling restrictions placed on them by the national lockdown. Their out-of-the-box thinking gave birth to a whole new way of doing business.

*   Best Online Presence: This enterprise made constant updates on various online platforms to inform customers about service delivery and expected trading   hours, among others.

* Best Service, over and above the norm: This business or person deserves a feather in their cap because they went the extra mile to offer excellent service despite the trying circumstances in which they had to operate.

Terms and Conditions:

Only online entries will be accepted. A person can’t vote more than 10 (ten) times per section. If so, the votes won’t count. The final results will be subject to verification by the appointed auditors.

Entries close at noon on 14 September 2020.

The results, as verified by the auditors, will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

For a full list of competition rules, log on to or phone 051-505-0900.

Heidre Malgas