The South African Communist Party (SACP) in the Free State has discouraged consumers from going out and spending their hard earned money on Black Friday.
With Black Friday a few days to go and the festive season just around the corner, the South African Police Service says it will increase its deployments to shopping malls and crime hot-spots in an attempt to keep criminals at bay.
South African consumers have been advised to spend with caution and make wise decisions as they prepare to shop for big sales on Black Friday next week.
Alibaba netted sales worth $30 billion on its platforms on Singles’ Day last year, dwarfing the $7.9 billion US online sales for Cyber Monday.
Consumers are being warned against falling into a debt trap as festive season shopping kicks off at the end of the month.