Winners 2018 – Best of Zululand

Winners 2018

Vodacom Sim Winner – Sarah le Roux

ZO representative Carl de Villiers hands Sarah le Roux her prize - a Vodacom sim card with 5GB data

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R500 freeplay voucher – Vee Getkate

Vee Getkate received a R500 freeplay voucher, courtesy of Umfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort

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R400 Spar Voucher – Sikhumbuzo Zakwe

Sikhumbuzo Zakwe won a R400 Spar voucher for his effort

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KFC Voucher – Sharon Sookdawe

Sharon Sookdawe with her R100 KFC voucher

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R400 Spar Voucher – Marian Vermeulen

Marian Vermeulen's reward for voting was a R400 Spar voucher

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R1000 cash – Mandie Love

Mandie Love won the R1 000 cash prize, sponsored by the Zululand Observer

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R400 Spar voucher – Vanessa and Ahtish Sookun

Lucky draw winners Vanessa and Ahtish Sookun pocketed a R400 Spar voucher

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Arabella Spa Excellence spa package – Liesl Joubert

Liesl Joubert won a spa package courtesy of Chantelle Myburgh of Arabella Spa Excellence

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R400 Spar Voucher Winner – Jaco Theron

Jaco Theron won a R400 Spar voucher

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Voucher – Louise Smit

Best of Zululand voter Louise Smit won a finger-licking good R100 KFC voucher

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Voucher Winner – A R400 Spar voucher was Londiwe Ngwenya’s reward

A R400 Spar voucher was Londiwe Ngwenya's reward for voting in the Best of Zululand Readers' Choice Awards

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Shopping

107 BEST SUPERMARKET – SPAR MTUNZINI

Zululanders love what new owners Daniel and Philippa Verbaan have done to spruce up the Spar in Mtunzini. From hanging flower baskets at the entrance, to the mouth-watering aromas of smoked ribs and freshly baked bread, and beautiful Protea displays – shopping at Mtunzini Spar...

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106 BEST STATIONERY SHOP – PADAYACHEE BROTHERS

The pen is mightier than the sword, so arm yourself with the right tools for the job! Big enough to handle all your stationery needs and small enough to do it with care, Padayachee Brothers Richards Bay will keep you penning, printing and painting for...

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102 BEST SHOPPING CENTRE – BOARDWALK INKWAZI SHOPPING CENTRE

When in need of retail therapy, Zululanders go to Boardwalk Inkwazi Shopping Centre. With a large variety of stores and plenty of secured parking, you're guaranteed to find exactly what you're looking for. 035 789 7251 www.boardwalkinkwazi.co.za

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54 BEST GARDEN NURSERY – GREEN AFRICA NURSERY

'When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden.' (Minnie Aumonier) Find your inspiration and gardening essentials at Green Africa, Zululanders' favourite nursery. 035 753 1597

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45 BEST FISHING EQUIPMENT STORE – SPINNER & TACKLE

There is truth to the saying that a bad day fishing is still better than a good day at the office. Make sure you stop at Spinner & Tackle before heading for the waters. They have you covered - hook, line and sinker! 035 753...

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33 BEST COMPUTER STORE – MATRIX WAREHOUSE RICHARDS BAY

From the smallest connector to PCs and projectors, Matrix Warehouse has it all. In-house technicians are also on hand to offer advice, or to do site visits if needed. 035 789 9344 https://matrixwarehouse.co.za

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Services

103 BEST SHORT TERM INSURANCE BROKERS – WILIDA INSURANCE BROKERS

When things go wrong – as they often do – it is good to know that there is a good short term insurance broker that has your back. Wilida Insurance Brokers are Zululanders' preferred partner when it comes to short term insurance. 035 772 1619

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Services

76 BEST PEST CONTROL COMPANY – ZULULAND PEST CONTROL

Zululand Pest Control has been ridding homes, offices and buildings of all sorts of creepy crawlies for the past 50 years! That sure is a lot of bugs! No wonder they're Zululanders' favourite pest control company! 035 772 4091 www.zululandpestcontrol.com

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Services

71 BEST OFFICE AUTOMATION – NASHUA ZULULAND

Transform your workspace with a solution that saves you time and money. From access control and communication to data and document management, Nashua's fully comprehensive range of products is agile and flexible enough to fit into any company's operations. 035 799 1300 www.nashuazululand.co.za

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48 BEST FUNERAL SERVICE RICHARDS BAY FUNERALS

RICHARDS BAY FUNERALS Saying goodbye to a loved one is never easy, and that is why you need a professional funeral service. Voted Best Funeral Service, Richards Bay Funeral Services prides itself in handling the job effectively and with empathy. 083 741 0493

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Services

44 BEST FINANCIAL PLANNING / BROKERS BOTHA & ASSOCIATES

You work hard for your money – let Botha & Associates help you make it work for you. The company specialises in tax consulting, auditing and accounting. 035 792 4151

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41 BEST ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING COMPANY COALFIELDS SUPPLIES & SERVICE

COALFIELDS SUPPLIES & SERVICE This year's winner of the Best Engineering and Manufacturing Company is Coalfields. The company has many high profile clients and prides itself in living up to the values of integrity, honesty and reliability. 035 751 1760

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40 BEST EMPLOYMENT AGENCY – EXPRESS EMPLOYMENT RICHARDS BAY

Struggling to fill a vacancy? Looking for a new job? Express Employment Professionals are the experts when it comes to helping people find jobs and providing workforce solutions for businesses. 035 789 8188 www.expresspros.co.za

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Services

34 BEST COURIER SERVICE – THE COURIER GUY RICHARDS BAY

Need to send a parcel across town, or even cross country? Best of Zululand voters choose The Courier Guy. It's as simple as opening a trading or pre-paid account – just like buying airtime for your phone – or logging onto www.xoc.co.za if you're a...

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Services

27 BEST CAR SERVICE CENTRE – VALUE AUTO CARE RICHARDS BAY

Time to have your vehicle serviced? Book your car service with Value Auto Care and rest assure that your vehicle is in the best hands. Their services include mechanical repairs, minor and major servicing. 035 789 0383 http://valueautocare.co.za

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47 BEST FUNCTION VENUE – UMFOLOZI HOTEL CASINO CONVENTION RESORT

Winner of two categories! 47 BEST FUNCTION VENUE & 90 BEST RESTAURANT – HOTEL Umfolozi Hotel Casino Convention Resort's venues are so versatile, they can handle intimate gatherings, large crowd-pullers and anything in-between! It's Zululanders' favourite conference, expo, banquet and wedding venue. It's also Zululanders'...

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10 BEST BAKERY- 5 WAYS SUPERSPAR

Happiness is the smell of freshly baked bread… or donuts… or biscuits… or snowballs… Thanks to 5 Ways Superspar's incredible bakery, we can all indulge in our favourite treats without having to go on a baking frenzy. 035 772 6751

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110 BEST TILE SHOP – CTM EMPANGENI

Retaining its title as Zululand's best tile shop, you know you can't go wrong with CTM. Being one of the largest tile and bathroom stores in South Africa, you can expect a wide range of products to fit your style and budget. If you have...

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21 BEST BUILDING CONTRACTOR – EDGE TO EDGE CONSTRUCTION

When it comes to construction projects, you need a contractor that is passionate, skilled, innovative and reputable. Zululanders trust Edge to Edge Construction. 035 751 1787 www.edgetoedge.co.za

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57 BEST GRANITE SUPPLIERS – GRANITEWORX

Granite is hard and durable, heat-resistant and scratch-free – just like the reputation of Zululand's best granite supplier, Graniteworx. Established in 2008, the company has won this award numerous times over the years. 035 751 1801 www.graniteworx.co.za

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59 BEST HARDWARE / DIY STORE – ROY’S MICA EMPANGENI

From building supplies to hardware, arts & crafts products and even a nursery, Zululanders love Roy's Mica. It's the friendliest and best stocked hardware store in Zululand. A hidden gem well worth discovering for any DIY enthusiast. 035 772 7760 www.mica.co.za

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73 BEST PAINT STORE – PAINT CENTRE ZULULAND

A coat of paint means so much more than adding colour to a surface. An excellent quality paint will protect and even strengthen that surface. That is why it is important to choose the right product and the right supplier. Choose Paint Centre Zululand –...

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75 BEST PAVING COMPANY – THE PAVING SPECIALIST

Pave the way to more curb appeal with The Paving Specialist. These guys have been the go-to company for residential and industrial paving for almost 20 years – and remain a firm favourite in Zululand. 082 825 5109 www.thepavingspecialist.co.za

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83 BEST PLUMBER – EMPANGENI PLUMBERS

A plumbing emergency can be a messy situation. Luckily you don't have to tend to it yourself – leave it to Empangeni Plumbers. They will take care of your problem! 082 902 4021

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DIY Home improvement

84 BEST PLUMBING SUPPLIERS – AQUA TAP

If your plumbing ever gives you hassles, head over to Aqua Tap. They have an impressive array of plumbing supplies for all sorts of applications. 035 789 1800 / 035 787 1800

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DIY Home improvement

85 BEST POOL BUILDERS – SLIMLINE POOL CENTRE RICHARDS BAY

Add value to your home and invest in an award-winning swimming pool. With 31 years' experience, Slimline Pool Centre is the most qualified and knowledgeable local pool company in Zululand. 035 789 3456 www.slimlinepools.com

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