BLOEMFONTEIN – Vodacom, South Africa's leading mobile network, is proud to announce our multiple category awards for the Best Network Provider as well as the Best Cell Phone Repair & Accessories Shop in this year's Best of Bloemfontein Reader's Choice Awards.
In its 9th year, the annual Best of Bloemfontein Readers' Choice Awards celebrates the best of the best in everything from the most well-known faces and places to services, shopping, and dining in the City of Roses. Through this survey, readers have the chance to vote for their best places to go and things to do in Bloemfontein. In turn, this competition gives recognition to deserving local businesses, activities, and people.
Evah Mthimunye, Managing Executive for Vodacom Central Region says: "2021 has been a challenging year for South Africans, filled with difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been and remain committed to keeping our customers connected during these uncertain times and it means so much for us to be recognised for this work – not just for one, but two awards – from customers in Bloemfontein who voted in the Services and Shopping categories."
The region has spent over R207 million to maintain and upgrade network infrastructure across the province during the 2020/21 financial period. A total of 40 new sites were deployed during the 2020/21 financial year, the bulk of which were rolled out in deep rural areas to ensure that people in underserved parts of the country can be a part of the Internet Age and reap the economic and social benefits. The region has also invested much in enhancing customer service in its shops to put the customer at the center and deliver customer excellence.
"The Best of Bloemfontein Readers' Choice Awards is undoubtedly one of the most popular local competitions that all Bloemfontein companies and residents look forward to every year," says Corni Fourie, Business Manager of The Bloemfontein Courant. "Winners in various categories are announced in a special event that acknowledges and celebrates the local businesses, places and people you love to support, especially during a challenging time such as the global pandemic," she adds.