When it comes to good quality products and services, Bloemfontein doesn't have to bow down to any other city in the country. This is quite evident from the hundreds of entries that Bloemfontein Courant receives annually for its popular Best of Bloemfontein Readers' Choice Awards.
These awards offer a unique opportunity to residents in the City of Roses to nominate and vote for their favourite businesses based on their experience with these businesses in terms of service and product quality. There are numerous categories consumers can vote in, such as Best Restaurant, Best Butchery, among others.
Over the years the competition has proven to be extremely popular with both consumers and business people. The winning business in each category is presented with a Certificate of Merit, which it can display inside its business. The winners are announced in a special supplement in Bloemfontein Courant at the end of the competition.
For those who are digital fundies, the winners - along with some of the local know-it-all team's suggestions - are available on-line on www.bestofbloemfontein.co.za.