Black Friday

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Black Friday funnies: Here are the weirdest deals available in South Africa

From OnlyFans to taxi routes, there are a handful of weird and wonderful offers available to South Africans this Black Friday.

Black Friday

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Kudos to any business owner, informal trader, or private citizen who learns how to game the system on Black Friday. It’s not just the big boys who can slash their prices and offer discount rates. If you look close enough, you’ll find that there are some wonderfully weird and creative deals out there, that go beyond the status quo…

Wonderfully weird: Unconventional Black Friday offers in South Africa

R10 minibus taxi fare, Wynberg to Cape Town

Usually with Black Friday, we associate the best deals with the retail giants and online behemoths. That’s not the case here, though. The Greencabs Taxi Association says they are offering trips for only R10 from Wynberg to Cape Town and Century City from 26 November to 28 November, as part of the discount frenzy.

Offers on LOBOLA for Black Friday

Only in South Africa, man. We wondered why ‘Lobola’ was listed as a popular search term on Friday, and it didn’t take long for us to put two and two together. Some opportunistic people out there are weighing up putting a discount on their ‘bride price’. What next, buy one cattle, get another free?

Adult performers take advantage of Black Friday

Hey, everyone’s gotta make a living – and that includes the sex workers of Mzansi. Several prominent SA-based adult specialists are offering Black Friday specials, with some performers discounting their online services by 50%. Accounts on OnlyFans, Twitter, and other social media platforms have all hopped on the bandwagon.

Cheap property

Fair play to anyone who goes out on a limb on Black Friday, loses themselves in the moment, and walks away with a new house. Even the property market is dipping its toes into the shopping extravaganza, and one outfit in Pretoria is slashing its price-per-square metre rates on selected dwellings. Sjoe!

Lastly… not weird, but definitely worth mentioning

Your vaccine is free. Always has been, always will be. That doesn’t change on Black Friday, but we really enjoyed this public service announcement from Sibongile Mafu. If you haven’t had your jab yet, please take some time to consider that the research has already been done for you, and the damn thing works like a charm.

With fears about a new variant gripping the country, this is the best deal you’ll see all year.