Spur boycott affecting a minority of branches: CEO

The calls for boycotting certain Spur franchises will hit the owners and employees of those branches the hardest, the corporation’s CEO says. In a statement released on Wednesday, Pierre van Tonder said the boycotts were affecting a minority of Spur branches in areas with “certain demographical characteristics”. “Spur is however[…]

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CT businessman selling franchises amid boycott

VOC News has learnt that Cape Town businessman Irshaad Laher is selling his shares in four popular restaurant franchises. He is the co-owner of the Spurs in Observatory and Ottery, as well as the Nandos branches in Athlone and Gardens. Laher is under investigation for fraud, corruption, and theft of firearms[…]

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Spur issues fine to kiosk vendor

The Spur Group has issued a fine to a woman accused of using an expired certification document during operations at a Spur kiosk at the Junior Cycle Tour earlier this month, to advertise food as ‘halal’. Cindy Louw allegedly used a letter confirming the certification of meat products – not[…]

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MJC responds to Spur debacle

The Muslim Judicial Council’s Halal Trust (MJCHT) has spoken out about confusion surrounding the Spur kiosk which falsely served unhalal foods to a number of Muslims families at a local event. MJCHT president Sheikh Achmat Sedick said an out dated halal certification confirmation letter has now come into question after[…]

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Fake cops rob Spur in Pinelands

Four men dressed in what appeared to be police tracksuits, hit the Spur Steak Ranch at Howard Centre on Friday morning. Police spokesperson Constable Noloyiso Rwexana confirmed a business robbery took place at the Pinelands shopping centre at 08:30. “Four unidentified suspects dressed in SAPS tracksuits tops pretended to be[…]

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