The funny side of the 2019 Elections: Voting rewards

Staff Writer | May 08, 2019
Retailers moved by the election spirit offered South Africans discounts for their effort.

Uber teamed up with the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) and the Nelson Mandela Foundation to give R25 off on trips to and from the polling stations on 8 May.

Also on offer were two free rides to the polling station and back, between 7am and 9pm, to voters in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Ekurhuleni, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban.

If you showed your marked voter’s thumb at your nearest Nando’s you could get a quarter chicken, portion of chips and Nando’s roll for only R25. The offer was limited to 300 meals per restaurant.

If you showed your voting ink at Wimpy, you got a coffee on the house. Wimpy marketing executive Jacques Cronje explained that the cups were a token of appreciation to South Africans for participating in the country’s democracy. 

“Voting isn’t something that ought to be taken lightly, considering the history of our country — hence, we encourage everyone to make their voices heard these #SAElections2019.”

It should be a “testament to just how seriously South Africans take their democracy and elections”.

All the better with a free cup of coffee.

The all-powerful thumb could have nabbed you a “Voters’ Roll with Championship Boerewors” for only R15 yesterday at Checkers.

Galito’s “Election Day Deal” also offered a quarter chicken for R25 – a special limited to four per customer only.


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