Shops are open across the country as people race to get to special products on Black Friday.

Security personnel at the Mall of Africa in Midrand say people began arriving at the mall just after midnight.

This is South Africa’s third major Black Friday event. The American tradition, which is celebrated after Thanksgiving, has spread to many parts of the world.

According to statistics it has been reported that the country made R3 billion on Black Friday last year.

In the Western Cape long queues have formed at various retail stores across the province as consumers flock for Black Friday specials.

 

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