Sneakers, television sets and microwaves, as well as camping chairs and basic necessities like toilet paper and fabric softeners, are in high demand with #BlackFriday consumers prowling the aisles at the Mall of Africa shopping centre in northern Johannesburg. Bargains on branded clothing and sneakers has caused a frenzy at Sports Scene, where some customers are grabbing items from each other’s hands. Young people are lined up to get trendy outfits. Empty shoe boxes are all over the floor as customers relentlessly search for their sizes and preferred colour and designs.  “The festive season is here and our children want to look good. This is my chance to get them nice clothes. This way I can enjoy myself in December. I’m not one to queue this long, but what can I do?” Thobakgale asks, as he requests a shoe size from the shop assistant. At Game, “a lot of TV’s were flying around. I came here for the 58 inch Hisense set. With all those people, it’s a jungle but we made it. I’m happy about what I’ve bought. I’ve eyed it for a while now,” said Nomzamo Buthelezi. Dikeledi Makofane came with her two sons because she needed “more hands” as she has been saving for months to get bargain ...