IN PICS | Black Friday fails to kick off

Black Friday early birds were disappointed that the stores at Mall of Africa were not open early.
Black Friday early birds were disappointed that the stores at Mall of Africa were not open early.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi/Sunday TImes

Black Friday started off particularly slowly across SA as store managers waited for customers amid the Covid-19 pandemic.  When they arrived, many shoppers signalled they were cash-strapped.

Here are some of the pictures below: 

A relatively quiet start to the morning, on Black Friday, in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Black Friday is billed as one of the more hectic shopping days on the retail calendar
A relatively quiet start to the morning, on Black Friday, in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Black Friday is billed as one of the more hectic shopping days on the retail calendar
Image: Alon Skuy
Early birds arrive at the Mall of Africa
Early birds arrive at the Mall of Africa
Image: Thapelo Morebudi
Shoppers were few on Black Friday at Canal Walk in Cape Town amid the Covid 19 pandemic. Date: November 27, 2020.
Shoppers were few on Black Friday at Canal Walk in Cape Town amid the Covid 19 pandemic. Date: November 27, 2020.
Image: Esa Alexander
A woman shops alone in an empty aisle, shops are usually packed in Cape Town on Black Friday
A woman shops alone in an empty aisle, shops are usually packed in Cape Town on Black Friday
Image: Esa Alexander
Long queues at Woodmead shopping centre. Shoppers arrived to buy name brand sneakers and clothes during the black Friday sale.
Long queues at Woodmead shopping centre. Shoppers arrived to buy name brand sneakers and clothes during the black Friday sale.
Image: Thapelo Morebudi

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