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Winners 2017

Best Panel Beater – MF Auto Body Repairers

MF Auto is not your average panel beating company. They are head and shoulders above the rest because they strive for excellence. MF Auto is approved by all leading insurers and manufacturers and adheres to strict processes to ensure the validity of their clients' warranties...

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Best Golf Course – Ebotse

The greens and fairways are superb. It is a quiet, peaceful and wonderfully designed course. It’s a no-brainer why our readers voted Ebotse the best place for a round of golf. Email: [email protected] Website: www.ebotselinks.com

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Best Car Dealership – Volkswagen

When it comes to the best car dealership to get yourself a set of wheels, Volkswagen reigns supreme. The dealership promises its clients a reputation built on integrity, style, reliability and superior build quality.    

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Best Store for Arts and Crafts – PNA

For those looking for great value arts and crafts, whether for home or school use, PNA offers an exceptional range. They also stock an extensive array of good quality stationery. So whether you are creating your own party, wedding invitations or simply writing notes, you’ll...

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Best Sporting Goods Store – Sportmans Warehouse

From major trends to minimal must-haves, Sportmans Warehouse has them all for ladies, guys and kids. They stock a wide range of sports equipment, clothes, shoes and accessories.    

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Best Store for Life’s Little Luxuries – Woolworths

When you are looking for that special little something, visit Woolworths. From imported delectable chocolates to delicately perfumed hand lotions and body creams, glam make-up, gorgeous scarves and handbags, as well as plants and fresh flowers, Woolworths has it all.  

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Best Shopping Centre – East Rand Mall

East Rand Mall is definitely our go-to mall and it’s in close proximity to the airport and easy to navigate. There are over 175 stores to choose from, with ample parking available. Parking facilities consist of 1 500 undercover and 3 000 open bays, while...

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Best Outdoor/Camping Store – Cape Union Mart

Stocking everything one needs for outdoor pursuits - including hiking, camping, trail running, mountain biking, snow sports, travel and more - Cape Union Mart is an essential first step in every adventure.  

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Best Online Shopping Site – Takealot.com

Click here, click there and a few days later (depending on availability) your parcel has arrived. For everything from fashion, books, gaming, audio, home and stationery to toys and vouchers, the readers have voted Takealot the best online shop.    

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Best Store for Kitchen Essentials – Mr Price Home

From kitchenware to lounge living, Mr Price Home is about affordable modern living. Launched in 1998 and located throughout Southern Africa, Mr Price Home offers customers the latest in contemporary home textiles, kitchenware and home accessories. The products are inspired by local design talent to...

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Best Hardware Store – Builders Warehouse

Not only do they stock trendy home décor, books and bits and bobs from the hardware store, they also stock garden furniture and a gorgeous array of blooms, herbs and trees all under one roof. Open seven days a week.

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Best Garden Centre – Flora Farm Garden Centre

  Gardening enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice as new and exciting gardening ideas, large selections of indoor and outdoor plants, gardening products, outdoor furniture and home dècor are on display at this boutique garden centre. Corner North Rand Road and Trichardt Street, 011 894 2377,...

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Best Furniture and Décor Store – Mr Price Home

From kitchenware to lounge living, Mr Price Home is about affordable modern living. Launched in 1998 and located throughout Southern Africa, Mr Price Home offers customers the latest in contemporary home textiles, kitchenware and home accessories. The products are inspired by local design talent to...

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Best Florist – NetFlorist

  Bouquets, arrangements, gifts and jewellery is what NetFlorist has to offer its customers. With a click of a button you can have your delivery within the same day or scheduled for a special day. Flowers and gifts have a way of brightening up anyone’s...

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Best Electronics Store – Matrix Warehouse

Matrix Warehouse is a retail computer shop. Their services range from computer hardware, software, networking, repairs, upgrades, new computers and complete IT solutions for home and business purposes.  

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Best Book Store – Exclusive Books

Exclusive Books is one of the largest bookselling chains in the country so it’s no wonder why it was voted the best book shop twice in a row! Many stores also offer in-house coffee shops, which is definitely why book lovers of all genres enjoy...

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Best Local Pet Store – Pet Masters

Pet Masters offers its fellow animal lovers everything from expert advice to a full range of food, pet care products, toys, and livestock. Pet Masters caters to all pet lovers and believe that animals are not just something you have; they are there to love...

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Best Takeaway Burger, Chips – Steers

Steers is South Africa’s leading burger brand and has served South Africans its legendary 100 per cent pure beef, flame-grilled burgers and freshly cut chips for almost 60 years.  

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Best Supermarket – Pick n Pay

Delectable meats and cheeses from around the globe and a variety of goodies ensured that Ekurhuleni residents voted Pick n Pay the best supermarket. Again. And no matter what you need you can be sure to find it at your local store.  

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Best Pizza – Romans Pizza

Roman's Pizza was founded in 1993 when Arthur Nicolakakis bought over a struggling pizzeria. He had a vision to provide the best quality product at the lowest price. Many have tried to imitate their concept but few have succeeded.  

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Best Gourmet-to-go – Woolworths

Don’t have time to cook for that dinner party coming up or just had a long day at the office and not in the mood to cook for the family? No problem - Woolworths offers a variety of dishes that take minutes to cook. From...

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Best Nightclub – Presley’s

Established in 1992, the club has built a solid reputation, enabling them to become the longest running club in town, and one of the longest running clubs in the country. They have two dance floors supplying a diversity of music: ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s, lang-arm...

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Best Neighbourhood Pub – Grapes

  Established in August 1994, Grapes Pub and Restaurant has been serving up excellence for more than 21 years. Julie and George have been busy with a new look and feel bringing a timeless restaurant into the modern era. www.grapespub.co.za

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Best Local Band – The Parlotones

  Award-winning rock group The Parlotones have been entertaining Ekurhuleni residents for a number of years. They have achieved multiplatinum-selling status and continuously travel the world. They have been described as rock, pop, indie and alternative. www.theparlotones.co.za

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Best Cocktail Bar – News Café

Winner in the following categories: Best Cocktail and Best Pick Up Spot With its modern, trendy look and classy but casual vibe, it’s no surprise News Café has been chosen by Ekurhuleni residents as the place to be when in the mood for a few...

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Best Craft Beer Pub – The Green Bar

A relaxed, upbeat, amazing place to drink and eat, with over 40 craft beers to choose from. It’s no surprise Ekurhuleni residents have chosen The Green Bar as the place to be when in the mood for a few craft beers.

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Best Bottle Store to Buy Beer, Wine – Liquor City

Not only are the best wines, spirits and beers stocked at Liquor City but they are also sold at the most competitive prices. The store stocks a wide variety of whiskeys, beers, scotch, brandy, liqueurs and wines. Liquor City is the largest independent liquor group...

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Best Franchised Pub – Keg

  Since 1990 Keg has been the destination of choice for a night out with friends, offering patrons an authentic pub atmosphere and a traditional pub dining experience. Expect good food that’s made to perfection and always affordable. Stocking a wide range of beers and...

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Best Tea Garden – The Victorian Secret

Set in a charming building that traces its origins to early Johannesburg, the Victorian Secret is an independent artisan bakery and patisserie. As the wave of food culture and enthusiasm gains momentum, they bring you a unique contemporary take on your breakfast and lunch favourites....

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Best Food Market – Food Lover’s Market

Winner in the following category as well: Fresh Produce Food Lover’s Market has become the go-to place for all fruit and veg lovers. With its wide range of fruits, veggies, cheeses, breads, pestos and sauces there is only one place – Food Lover’s Market.  

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Best Frozen Yoghurt – Wakaberry

Wakaberry is a self-serve frozen yoghurt bar, with numerous FroYo flavours and over 40 toppings to choose from.  

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Best Fish Deli – Ocean Basket

  If you are after a taste of the sea, your local Ocean Basket is the best place to satisfy your taste buds. Their famous fish and chips are the must-have meal.  

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Best Coffee Shop – Mugg and Bean

With bottomless coffee on offer, Mugg and Bean is definitely a favourite!  Mocca java, latte, espresso and much more to keep the coffee lovers happy. [email protected]

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Best Chocolate – Cadbury

Treat yourself to the decadent range of chocolates that Cadbury produces. From fruit and nuts to delicious dark chocolate they definitely have every flavour for you to indulge. YUM!  

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Best Caterer, Indian Restaurant – Curry Leaf

Not only does the Curry Leaf offer delicious Indian cuisine they also offer a catering service for your special function.  

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Best Caterer – Catering Lark

The Catering Lark is a catering company based in Edenvale, however, they service the whole of Gauteng. They are professional co-ordinators to advise and plan all aspects of your function.  

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Best Butcher, Biltong – Meat World

What’s better than watching rugby with friends and family and snacking on dry wors and sliced biltong? With its great beef, steaks, chops, chicken and lamb it is no wonder that Meat World is Ekurhuleni’s favourite for another year!  

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Best Bakery – Fournos Bakery

Winner in the following categories: Best Bakery and Continental Deli Fournos Bakery Group consists of 18 stores in Gauteng that offer bakery, deli and coffee shop products and services.  

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Best Banting Restaurant – Sandwich Baron

With more and more people jumping onto the Banting lifestyle wagon, Sandwich Baron has perfected their Banting menu. Their famous Banting soup, which consists of creamy leek and sweet potato, will have any Banting lover satisfied.  

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Best African Hot Spot – Moyo

The destination for a unique African dining experience. Inspired by the traditions and values of our ancestors, Moyo is a celebration of, and commitment to, the beauty of Africa, and the industry of her people. Their famously warm hospitality and modern African ambience makes the...

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Best Chinese Restaurant – Kong

  Kong offers a wide variety of delectable Asian comfort food and grills, including sushi and dim sum, guaranteed to make you feel better about your day. The Terrace at Cedar Square, Cedar and Willow roads, Fourways, 011 465 7516.

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Best Steak Restaurant – Turn ‘n Tender

Fancy a juicy, mouth-watering steak or rib platter which will leave you wanting more? Turn ‘n Tender is the place to go. Not only is it the region’s most popular grill house, but the quality of their meat and sauces speaks for itself.    

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Best Place for Lunch in the Country – McDonald’s

McDonald’s is renowned for its training throughout the world. Currently more than 80 per cent of all food served in McDonald’s restaurants is produced by local South African suppliers. The Muslim Judicial Council Halaal Trust approves all of our SA restaurants.  

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Best Portuguese Restaurant – Adega

  Established in the late ‘90s. If you are craving Pregos, wraps, burgers, prawns and seafood then Adega is the place to go, as it is their specialty.

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Best New Restaurant – Salsa Mexican

Authentic Mexican food using traditional cooking methods. Expect a modern, inspired twist to each of their signature dishes.  

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Best Neighbourhood Restaurant – On Sixth

Winner in the following categories: Spoil-Yourself and Vegetarian Restaurant On Sixth is all about taste. Executive chefs in an open plan kitchen, friendly staff, hands on management, vibey ambiance, all of this based on Benoni's history.  

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Best English Breakfast – Wimpy

Wimpy is a leading South African quick service restaurant with a wide range of burgers, breakfast and coffee. There's a Wimpy moment in everyday!  

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Best Italian Restaurant – Osteria Rossa

Osteria Rossa was born in 2010 out of Ezio Nichele's passion for food, his experience as a chef and restaurateur in Italy and South Africa, and the pizza his mom packed in his lunch box when he was at school. The concept is based on...

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Best Hotel Restaurant – Nicol Hotel

  The Nicol Hotel makes sure that the services they provide are as stellar as the aesthetics of their accommodations. The hotel offers a restaurant and coffee shop as well as free Wi-Fi. Nicol Road, Bedfordview, 082 332 2061, [email protected]

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Best Greek Restaurant – Mythos

For the past decade, Mythos has provided Gauteng with a menu that boasts a variety of delicious Greek specialities such as moussaka, pastitsio, soutzoukakia, kleftiko and baklava. Take the time to appreciate great Greek food in an idyllic, Mediterranean-style setting, perfect for a sit-down sharing,...

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Best Beat the Budget, For a Burger – RoccoMamas

The restaurant has a cool vibe and ambiance which makes customers feel at ease. Patrons are also given the opportunity to be their own boss and build their own burger.    

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Best Asian Restaurant – Yamitsuki

Winner in the following categories: Best Asian Restaurant, Business Lunch, a Little Romance, Seafood, Brunch and Sushi Calling all sushi-lovers. If you would like to be spoilt for choice then Yamitsuki is the best hot spot to go to. Customers are treated to sushi laid...

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Best High School – Benoni High School

Rated as one of the top ten schools in Gauteng and the top English medium government school in the province, Benoni High continues to offer an excellent standard of education to its 1 560 culturally diverse learners.    

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Best Primary School – Farrarmere Primary School

Nothing is more important to a parent than making sure that their child’s formative years and future are in good hands – and Farramere Primary fits the bill. According to our readers, it is the best primary school in Ekurhuleni.    

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Best Toy Store – Toys R Us

Our readers are big fans of Toys R Us, and we can certainly understand why it was voted best toy store. Children can bloom and grow with their large selection of up-to-date goodies and gadgets.  

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Best Kids Takeaway – McDonald’s

A trip to McDonald’s, the best kids take-away, evokes excited shrieks, wide eyes and smiling faces. That’s what you call the anticipation of finding the latest toy in a Happy Meal. When it comes to kids’ takeaways, McDonald’s is still number one.  

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Best Place for Childrens’ Parties, Child Friendly Spot – The Parks

  At The Parks there are three separate function areas which can host pizza-making parties, cooking classes, baby showers, business functions, craft beer parties (for adults) and much more. It’s no surprise that Ekurhuleni residents voted The Parks as their favourite spot to take the...

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Best Store for Kid’s Clothes – Cotton On Kids

Trendy, casual cool outfits for the little ones. Cotton On has the best clothing on the market. The clothes are made from quality cotton and long-lasting material, making it a parent’s dream clothing store for trendy-setting toddlers and chic kids.    

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Best Store for Baby Essentials – Baby City

  Our readers are fans of Baby City as they stock just about every essential item you need for your child. From strollers and prams to clothing and wipes – everything under one roof.    

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Best Show-Them-Off Undies – La Senza

  The fashion destination for the hottest trends in bras, panties and playfully sexy lingerie at guilt-free prices. La Senza empowers women to feel sexy and confident at the same time.    

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Best Shoe Store – Shoe City

Accessibly priced on-trend fashion footwear and accessories, for him and her. Shoe City has the right pair of shoes for a great night out on the town.    

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Best Nail Bar – Sorbet

From manicures to pedicures, skin care and body massages, good hair days and bad hair days (and unwanted hair days) Sorbet serves up a double scoop of “amazing” all week long. Sorbet is the best in the industry.  

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Best Jewellery Store – American Swiss

American Swiss has the jewellery for you! If you’re looking for breath-taking diamonds, international branded watches, glamorous gold and fashionable sterling silver, visit American Swiss today!    

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Best Exclusive Boutique – Chickita’s

Chickita’s Fashion Boutique has been in business for the last 40 years. They specialise in matric farewell dresses and mother of bride and groom outfits.    

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Best Clothes for Him – Markhams

Markham is the largest stand-alone men's fashion retail chain in Southern Africa with over 325 stores in major shopping centres and towns. They offer on-trend fashion for men including jeans wear, smart wear, accessories, footwear and gadgets.    

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Best Clothes for Her – Truworths

Truworths offers a confident collection of fashion-forward leisurewear, formalwear, glamour wear, lingerie, jewellery, shoes and accessories designed for the modern woman.  

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Best Beauty Mecca – Essence Hair and Beauty

Winners in the the following categories: Best Beauty Mecca, Hair Salon and Beauty Products Essence Hair and Beauty is a salon where all personalised hair, beauty and health treatments can be done in one space.  

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Best Accessory Store – Accessorize

For every kind of accessory imaginable; bags, purses, jewellery, belts, hats, scarves, flip flops, gloves and hair accessories. The best shop for all the final finishes to any outfit.

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Best TV Programme – 7de Laan

7de Laan is a South African Afrikaans soap opera created by Danie Odendaal and produced by Danie Odendaal Productions.

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Best TV Personality – Jeannie D

Jeannie D is a radio DJ, actress and television presenter best known for her vocal talents on Good Hope FM radio and for her work as a presenter on Top Billing.

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Best Sports Presenter – Naas Botha

His skills in rugby have long been the focus of biographies and documentaries. Naas is a rugby commentator on SuperSport and continues to support his passion for the sport.

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Best Sports Hero – Wayde van Niekerk

  Wayde van Niekerk is a South African track and field sprinter who competes in the 200 metres and 400 metres

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Best Radio Station – 947

Described as “ think Joburg, you think 947”. From the towering skyscrapers of Sandton, to the dusty mine dumps, 947 broadcasts the heartbeat of the city.  

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Best Radio Show – 947 Breakfast Club

They’re full of laughs and are impossible not to love. In fact, you’re going to be obsessed with them. They’re the 947 Breakfast Club, and you’re more than welcome to join the club every Monday to Friday from 6am to 9am. Every morning Anele, Frankie,...

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Best Radio Personality – Darren Simpson

  Funny, quirky and on cue 24/7, “Whackhead” was voted the best radio personality and most South Africans can agree that their Mondays start off with tons of laughs thanks to his show that airs Monday to Friday.      

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Best Local Blog – African Reporter and Benoni City Times

Out of Caxton East and South’s 14 community newspapers, African Reporter and Benoni City Times were voted by the readers as the Best Local Blogs.    

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Best Courier Service – DHL

  International express deliveries; global freight forwarding by air, sea, road and rail; warehousing solutions from packaging to repairs, to storage; mail deliveries worldwide and other customised logistic services. With everything DHL does, they help connect people and improve their lives.    

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Best Car Insurance Company – OUTsurance

  Back in 1998, Outsurance founders realised that insurance only benefitted those who claimed and that there was no real price difference between low and high risk people. So they launched a business that changed INsurance to OUTsurance, promising that clients will always get something...

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Best Medical Facility – Medicross

Medicross Family Medical and Dental Centres offer its patients the benefits of convenience, top quality healthcare and affordability.  

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Best Place for a Nip and Tuck – Sorbet

Sorbet is the home of good feelings. Whether you visit a Sorbet Salon, Nail Bar, Dry Bar or Sorbet Man, you will walk out with that amazing feeling.    

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Best Law Firm – Hammond Pole

  The firm has a well-established tradition of providing superior legal outcomes in respect of property related transactions, unsecured and asset based debt recovery alternatives as well as a wide variety of corporate and commercial services.  

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Best Financial Institution – FNB

The FNB brand philosophy is based on the desire to help. They have a strong conviction and unwavering belief in help and the potential it has to forge a bridge that changes “can’t” to “can”; their values are consistent with this credence. The financial institution...

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Best Estate Agency – Pam Golding

Offering a full spectrum of property services, Pam Golding Properties boasts a network of over 300 offices in sub-Saharan Africa as well as offices in the UK, Germany, Mauritius and Seychelles. The Group also facilitates property sales and residency in Spain and Portugal and property...

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Best Place for a Weekend Getaway To Rejuvenate Yourself – Sun City

What is more calming than an escape to the mountains or bush? Unwinding an connecting with Mother Nature at Sun City is absolute bliss. Wine, food, family, outdoors – the best remedy for a tired soul.  

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Best Venue to Hire – Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre

Best Venue to Hire for a Conference, Best Venue to Hire for a Private Function With over 60 venues set in 52 hectares of their beautiful gardens, they are Ekurhuleni’s leading conferencing, meeting and event destination. No matter what your event or conference requirements are,...

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Best Place to Live – Eboste

Ebotse is considered one of the most secure residential estates in the country. A hi-tech blend of cutting edge security measures keeps Ebotse’s residents safe and secure. Ebotse Golf and Country Estate has been developed around the picturesque 40-hectare Rynfield Dam. The estate capitalises on...

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Best Place to Watch the Big Game – Dros

After 20 years of experience in the food and hospitality industry, the Dros continuously seeks new ways for improvement by testing new items on the menu and constantly improving quality and service.  

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Best Cinema – Ster-Kinekor

Grab the popcorn, drinks and friends – after all, movies are much better on the big screen. With the latest tech you can enjoy 3D movies and Ster-Kinekor has movies galore to offer all.    

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Best Art Gallery – Vansa

It is said that people react best to visuals, so art has a way of connecting people and Vansa was voted the best art gallery. It is a visual art centre that connects people to artists focusing on growth, transformation and opportunity through the organization....

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Best Local Hotel – Emperors Palace

Winners in the following categories: Best Local Hotel, Theatre, Weekend Getaway Place, Take Out-of-Towners, Entertainment Destination, Casino and Venue for Artists Renowned for entertaining and catering. Emperors Palace is a favourite of hotel restaurant visitors and offers elegant dining.    

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Best Travel Centre – Flight Centre

Flight Centre is South Africa's leading travel retailer, offering cheap flights (domestic and international), holiday packages, cruises, ski holidays, last minute hotel deals, travel insurance and much more.    

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Best Outdoor and Indoor Activities – Carnival City

With so many fun activities including arcades, ten pin bowling and outdoor go-karting, the kids (and parents) are bound to have a fun day out!  

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Best Gym – Virgin Active

To enjoy an energizing, stress-busting pastime, the gym is definitely the place to go. And with Virgin Active’s helpful staff you can achieve your dream body (with maximum effort and dedication).  

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