It’s really no secret, Karaglen SuperSpar is proud of the diversity in South Africa. The staff and management at the store celebrate everything that makes South Africa great. One of the most anticipated occasions at the store every year is Heritage Day. On this day the store transforms into a vibrant venue of colour and song.
Management and staff go all out to showcase the uniqueness of South Africa and the diversity of Africa. This year we changed things up a little. We photographed each of our staff members who dressed up. Then posted the photos to our Facebook page. And, then we asked our valued customers and to vote for their favourite.
After much suspense, the votes have been counted and the winners have been announced. The top three staff members, voted for by customers, were Nontokozo Nyoni, Dipuo Mokgoatjana, and Patricia Mokoena.
And The Winners Are:
For Nontokozo celebrating heritage in South Africa means that South Africans are not shy to embrace where they come from. “Being African is not wrong. We love being African”. Dipuo says being proud of heritage in South Africa means that you can be proud of the other cultures and heritages in South Africa.
“This year I chose to wear an Indian inspired outfit. I’m not Indian but I wore an Indian dress. I love the culture, and the colours and I love the people.” Patricia Mokoena says that heritage means a lot to her. “Our heritage means that we are all South African. We are united. It is good to know where you come from.”
All three of our winners encourage others to celebrate their heritage and the heritage of others in the country every day. “It doesn’t matter if you are Pedi. You can still wear Ndebele to show you enjoy and support a different culture,” said Nontokozo.
Our third-place winner for the annual Heritage Day competition was Nontokozo Nyoni who received a spar voucher. Second place was awarded to Patricia Mokoena. She received a Spar shopping voucher. The customer favourite for the competition was Dipuo Mokgoatjana who received a television.
Leaving A Lasting Legacy
The management of Karaglen SuperSpar wishes to congratulate our three worthy winners. We have custom created a floating trophy which will be on display in the store for all to see. Each year the winner of the Heritage Day competition will have their name placed on the trophy.