Shoprite Boetie gaan winkel toe
Shoprite has begun construction work costing $12million US on a supermarket in Lubango, Angola, on a 6,000m2 plot which will accommodate two banks, one of them a Standard Bank and will have parking for 120 cars, or 40 Ratels. Later on this year, The Big Red One will be adding a warehouse on the outskirts of town, and opening more supermarkets in Matala, Kuvango and Namibe province. They already have two supers in Luanda and one in Huambo, which is what we call hardcore. In Namibia, in the meantime, labour union Nafau is attacking Shoprite on a range of issues, notably that the retailer is spreading false information about the outcome of a case in which both parties were involved, and that it has implemented late salary increases for Nafau members.
Comment: Was it not Pliny the Elder who remarked: “Ex Africa, semper aliquid novi”, not Syd Kitchen who sang “Africa is not for Cissies”?