Black Friday celebration or observation in South Africa dates back to as early as 2011, with Takealot being one of the first retailers to launch the Black Friday Sale by adopting a popular international retail promotional event in order to boost sales. Black Friday is not a public holiday and South Africans celebrate it by shopping great deals in what has become the craziest shopping event of the year. Black Friday has since gained popularity with more retailers participating and has become one of the most anticipated events or shopping phenomenon in the South African calendar. Shoppers queue as early as the evening of the day before Black Friday, in order to be amongst the first to shop amazing deals once the stores open their doors the morning of Black Friday. Now, more and more retailers have launched online Black Friday deals to target shoppers who avoid the in-store Black Friday craze. Each year, Black Friday is celebrated on the fourth Friday of November. This is usually after the American Thanksgiving holiday. This year’s Black Friday will take place on the 25th of November 2022. Retailers don’t just have deals and specials only on the day that Black Friday is observed, deals start very early and end a few days after Black Friday. You can look forward to monthly and weekly Black Friday specials throughout the whole of November.
The most popular discounted items bought during the Black Friday Sale are TVs, Fridges, Washing Machines, Cell phones, Groceries and Clothes. But did you know that most hospitality companies have Black Friday Deals for accommodation and other tourism activities? Airlines also have Black Friday deals so that you can save big on your flight tickets. For the biggest Black Friday appliances deals, visit your nearest Makro, Game, House and Home, Incredible Connection, HiFi Corp or shop online at these stores. Online retail giants like Takealot and Superbalist have got you covered with massive savings this Black Friday and you can take advantage of crazy discounts on appliances, electronics, tech gadgets, cell phones, clothing, and footwear. If you’re looking for crazy deals on clothing and footwear this Black Friday, you’ll save big at Mr Price, Truworths, Woolworths, PEP, Jet, Sportscene, Edgars and Totalsports. With the high cost of living, the Black Friday Sale gives you amazing savings on groceries and other essential household items. Be sure to check out fantastic Black Friday deals at Shoprite, Pick n Pay, Spar, Clicks, Dischem and Checkers.