Retails sales increased by 3.1% on an annual basis in November 2018, compared to November 2017.
The Black Friday shopping spree has provided scores of unemployed youths in Pretoria the opportunity to earn some money. Various shops in the Menlyn Shopping Mall brought in casual workers to assist this weekend.
KwaZulu-Natal police are urging shoppers to be vigilant when visiting shopping malls and stores on Black Friday.
Thousands of shoppers have flocked to malls in Johannesburg and other cities since midnight to take advantage of this year’s Black Friday specials.
Consumer experts have called on bargain hunters to avoid buying items on credit and to steer clear from borrowing money for Black Friday shopping.