TFG upbeat after coining it to the tune of R432m on Black Friday

JOHANNESBURG – TFG’S turnover soared to R432m on Black Friday sales, double last year and more than 50percent higher than planned, chief information officer Brent Curry said yesterday.

“Black Friday was big for South Africa this year. We doubled sales to R432m, and this was 60percent above our target,” said Curry.

He added that, contrary to media reports, the TFG website did not crash on Black Friday.

“We experienced an early-morning slow-down. After the Takealot site crashed, Takealot customers migrated to our sites, resulting in erratic performance in the early morning.”

In addition to the crash of the Takealot website, banks experienced technical glitches. …read more