June 13, 2019

SA’s Best Butcheries

The Cleaver Awards acknowledge butcheries which meet consumer expectations on in-store hygiene, the supply of quality assured roller marked South African Beef, their level of competency in offering the best advice on meal preparations and perceived value for money.

Mr Dewald Olivier, who was appointed as executive officer of the The SA Feedlot Association (SAFA) last year, says that since these Awards started in 2005, butchery standards have significantly improved and feedback from consumers show that the majority perceive the Cleaver Awards to be a seal of approval, most importantly because a butchery cannot enter themselves, they have to be nominated by their customers.

SA red meat

The Cleaver Awards are an initiative of the South African Red Meat Industry Forum. Consumers are asked towards the end of every year to vote online and nominate their best butchery. These nominations are tallied and finalists are individually and anonymously assessed against a 212 point checklist. This year saw over 40 000 nominations received, the biggest to date.

Guests at the Awards today included senior members of the meat production and retail industry, Award finalists from around the country, judges and media.

Butchers were judged according to three categories namely:

  • butcheries with three or more till points
  • butcheries with three or fewer till points
  • food market/supermarket butcheries.

 Cleaver awards winners

National Winners

 Three and more tills:

  • Boma Vleismark, Moreleta Park – Platinum
  • Impala Vleis, Brits – Gold

 Up to three tills:

  • West End Vleismark, Kimberley – Platinum
  • Frank`s Meat Supply Retail City, Middelburg – Gold

 Meat Markets:

  • Malmesbury SuperSpar, Malmesbury – Platinum
  • Karaglen SuperSpar, Edenglen – Gold


Three and more tills:

  • Kings Meat Deli, Lynnwoodbridge – Platinum
  • Kings Meat Deli, Castle Walk, Erasmuskloof – Gold

 Up to three tills:

  • Hokaai Meat, Gift Acres, Lynnwood – Platinum
  • Taste Butchery, Moreleta Park – Gold

Meat Market:

  • Uitkyk Vleismark, Silverton – Platinum
  • Pick & Pay, Waverly – Gold


 Three and more tills:

  • Vleislapa, Marshalstreet, Polokwane – Platinum

North West

 Three and more tills:

  • Goudkopslaghuis, Klerksdorp – Platinum
  • Vision Meat, Klerksdorp – Gold

Up to three tills:

  • Tristar Meat, Schweizer Reneke – Platinum


 Meat Market:

  • Malelane SuperSpar, Malelane – Platinum
  • Komatipoort SuperSpar – Gold

Free State

Three and more tills:

  • Fredilia Meat, Welkom – Platinum
  • Power Meat Centre, Welkom – Gold

Eastern Cape

Three and more tills:

  • Cuyler Butchery, Uitenhage – Platinum

 Meat Market:

  • Our Superspar, Walmer, PE – Platinum
  • Levyvale SuperSpar, Uitenhage – Gold

Western Cape

Up to three tills:

  • Tollies Slaghuis, Hartenbos – Platinum
  • Akeru Butchery, Gordonsbaai – Gold

 Meat Market:

  • Oudtshoorn Spar, Oudshoorn – Platinum
  • Protea Hoogte Spar, Brackenfell – Gold


 Three and more tills:

  • Longbury Meat Market, Phoenix – Platinum

 Up to three tills:

  • Dirks Meat Market, Durban North – Platinum

The winners in each category received Platinum Awards and the runners up Gold Awards. First prize winners in each national category received a R20 000 cash prize and a Platinum Trophy Award. The runners up received a R10 000 cash prize as well as a Gold Cleaver Award Trophy.

All of the provincial winners received either a Platinum or Gold Cleaver Award Trophy in their category.

Source: South African Food Review

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