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Ackermans' success story began in 1916 when Gus Ackerman opened the very first store in Wynberg, Cape Town, setting a benchmark for competitive prices that few could match. Today, with more than 380 outlets in Southern Africa, including Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and Botswana, the business continues to go from strength to strength. Ackermans' proud heritage was built by focusing on the things that matter most to our customers; namely affordability, fashion and durability.
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Ackermans a cut above for quality kids' denim
South Africa's number one value retailer for kids' clothing has a wide range of denim trend styles for boys and girls aged 7 to 15. Ackerman's kids' denims are durable and can be mixed and matched to create outfits for all occasions. And the best of all is, they don't cost an arm and a leg. 29 Jul 2022 Read more

Textile waste recycled into building blocks
Consumers are taking an interest in the clothing cycle, they are asking brands who made their clothes, what fabrics are being used and what conditions garment workers work in. Much like their interest in the production cycle, they want to know what is being done with textile waste or soiled clothes to prevent them from ending up in a landfill. 12 Jul 2022 Read more

Mix and match with tracksuit options from Ackermans
South Africa's leading value retailer, Ackerman's is calling on kids of all ages to get creative with the season's hottest pieces: mix and match track tops and bottoms. 16 Mar 2022 Read more

Ackermans' new activewear range sprints ahead
From lunges to lunch, it's fashion forward athleisure wear 15 Mar 2022 Read more

Get straight A's with Ackermans
South Africa's leading value retailer, Ackermans, has taken back-to-school nerves and turned them into back-to-school excitement with its wide range of school necessities under one roof. 13 Jan 2022 Read more

Get into character with Ackermans
Fans of Disney, Barbie - and superheroes like Spiderman - you are in for a treat this summer! South Africa's leading value retailer, Ackermans has new character sets and a selection of fun filp-flips for boys and girls available in-store. 8 Dec 2021 Read more

All dressed up with somewhere to go
It's time to pack away the woolen knitwear and boots, and say 'hi, I've missed you' to your dresses and sandals again. This summer, Ackermans has you covered when it comes to fashion essentials and feminine dresses. 29 Nov 2021 Read more

Platinum for Ackermans in the Rapport Leserskeuse Awards
The inaugural 'Rapport Leserskeuse Awards 2021' sees Ackermans, South Africa's leading value retailer, being awarded Platinum in the Children's Clothing category. 21 Oct 2021 Read more

YOUth & I: For the youth, by the youth
Ackermans creates a platform for Gen Z to curate 'fashun' content 28 Sep 2021 Read more

Celebrate women with SA's no1 retailer, Ackermans
South Africans mark August as a month to celebrate women's achievements and the important role that women play in our society. Ackermans, South Africa's leading value retailer, will once again be acknowledging moms, sisters, girlfriends, and female colleagues by celebrating them and what makes them the role models they are today. 27 Aug 2021 Read more

Ackermans Faces of Change campaign donates R50,000 in proceeds to women with a cause
A campaign created to support the women of South Africa hands over R50,000 to five remarkable women to continue their work within communities 19 Aug 2020 Read more

Faces of Change: Ackermans celebrates women making a difference in their communities
Championing the unsung, unseen superwomen who continue to raise the bar for equality, kindness and above all, change within their communities, Ackermans' latest campaign provides a platform to amplify the good women do for those around them. 17 Jun 2020 Read more

Lucky Ackermans customer wins a brand new car in honour of Batman's 80th birthday
Batman - one of the most beloved and celebrated comic book superheroes - celebrated his 80th birthday this year. As the one-stop 'Character' shopping destination, Ackermans paid tribute to this momentous occasion by running a competition in honour of Batman's birthday. 14 Nov 2019 Read more

Ackermans extends its body positive 'I am me' campaign with nude colour lingerie collection
Following the success of its star-studded Valentine's lingerie campaign which featured the likes of Busiswa Gqulu and Pearl Modiadie, Ackermans is once again shaking up the country with its latest nude colour lingerie campaign; a natural progression of the retailer's "I Am Me" (#iamme) movement. 29 Jul 2019 Read more

Experience Disney's The Lion King like never before with Ackermans' free augmented reality app
As a result of the ongoing digital revolution, emerging technologies such as augmented reality have presented the retail industry with new ways to enhance the way they engage with their customers. 12 Jul 2019 Read more

Ackermans receives top nod in new kids category at 2019 Beeld Reader's Choice Awards
South Africa's leading value retailer Ackermans has been announced as the Platinum winner in the Children's Clothing Store category at the 2019 Beeld Reader's Choice Awards. 5 Jun 2019 Read more

Ackermans shines again at AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Survey
The 10th annual AskAfrika Kasi Star Brands Survey, which measures brand relevance across all segments of the demographic, has awarded leading value retailer Ackermans the top award in the Clothing Retail: Children's category. 11 Apr 2019 Read more

Enter SA's favourite Young Fashion Designer competition and stand a chance to become a reality TV star!
Ackermans' Style Squad to discover - and develop - South Africa's next fashion design superstars 9 Apr 2019 Read more

Retail remains under pressure, as consumers increasingly seek value
Ackermans MD discusses how retailers can add value in these turbulent economic times 13 Mar 2019 Read more

New parental leave benefit: Bridging a historical divide
One of the biggest challenges parents face is the juggling of careers and family life. Women most often are the ones who take on the responsibility of caregiving in the home; adjusting their schedules and making compromises when the needs of children and other family members collide with work. However, in November 2018, through the signing of the Labour Laws Amendment Bill, South Africa has become the first African country to allow fathers to take on a more active and supportive role in the home. 5 Mar 2019 Read more

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