South Africa’s top butcheries in respect of quality, hygiene, service and value were once again awarded at the 14th annual Cleaver Awards at Emperors. Boma Vleismark in Moreleta Park received the national platinum award in the category three or more tills and Impala Vleis in Brits was awarded gold.

The purpose of this initiative of the South African Red Meat Industry Forum, is to acknowledge butcheries that meet consumer expectations on the supply of quality assured roller marked South African Beef, advice on meal preparations, hygiene and value for money.

Consumers are asked to vote and nominate their best butchery and finalists are assessed against a 212 point checklist. Butchers were judged according to three categories namely: butcheries with three or more till points, butcheries with three or fewer till points and, food market/supermarket butcheries.

The national winners were:

Three and more tills:
  1. Boma Vleismark, Moreleta Park Platinum.
  2. Impala Vleis, Brits Gold.
Up to three tills:
  1. West End Vleismark, Kimberley Platinum.
  2. Frank’s Meat Supply Retail City, Middelburg Gold.
Meat markets:
  1. Malmesbury SuperSpar, Malmesbury Platinum.
  2. Karaglen SuperSpar, Edenglen Gold.

Provincial winners:

Gauteng

Three and more tills:
  1. Kings Meat Deli, Lynnwoodbridge Platinum.
  2. Kings Meat Deli, Castle Walk, Erasmuskloof Gold.
Up to three tills:
  1. Hokaai Meat, Gift Acres, Lynnwood Platinum.
  2. Taste Butchery, Moreleta Park Gold.
Meat market:
  1. Uitkyk Vleismark, Silverton Platinum.
  2. Pick & Pay, Waverly Gold.

Limpopo

Three and more tills:
  1. Vleislapa, Marshalstreet, Polokwane Platinum.

North West

Three and more tills:
  1. Goudkopslaghuis, Klerksdorp Platinum.
  2. Vision Meat, Klerksdorp Gold.
Up to three tills:
  1. Tristar Meat, Schweizer Reneke Platinum.

Mpumalanga

Meat market:
  1. Malelane SuperSpar, Malelane Platinum.
  2. Komatipoort SuperSpar Gold.

Free State

Three and more tills:
  1. Fredilia Meat, Welkom Platinum.
  2. Power Meat Centre, Welkom Gold.

Eastern Cape

Three and more tills:
  1. Cuyler Butchery, Uitenhage Platinum.
Meat market:
  1. Our Superspar, Walmer, PE Platinum.
  2. Levyvale SuperSpar, Uitenhage Gold.

Western Cape

Up to three tills:
  1. Tollies Slaghuis, Hartenbos Platinum.
  2. Akeru Butchery, Gordonsbaai Gold.
Meat market:
  1. Oudtshoorn Spar, Oudshoorn Platinum.
  2. Protea Hoogte Spar, Brackenfell Gold.

Kwazulu-Natal

Three and more tills:
  1. Longbury Meat Market, Phoenix Platinum.               
Up to three tills:
  1. Dirks Meat Market, Durban North Platinum – Elmarie Helberg, Plaas Media