Northam resident strikes gold in Gauteng

Northam resident Amanda Phefo who won herself a set of new wheels, a brand new Chevy Spark, from Altech Autopage Cellular.
Northam resident Amanda Phefo who won herself a set of new wheels, a brand new Chevy Spark, from Altech Autopage Cellular.

NORTHAM – Local resident Amanda Phefo might work for Northam Platinum Limited but she recently struck gold in Gauteng after travelling to Joburg to collect the keys to a brand new Chevy Spark from Altech Autopage Cellular Managing Director Stephen Blewett.
Both Amanda and Gideon Kukard from East London travelled to Gauteng on Thursday, 9 April as the first and second prize winners in Altech Autopage Cellular’s recent national ‘Surprize Surprize’ competition.
There were smiles all round as Mr Blewett and several directors of the country’s largest independent cellular service provider, handed over Amanda’s prize of the Chevy Spark and Gideon’s prize of a holiday in Zanzibar at the Altech Autopage Cellular headquarters in Midrand.
“This is probably one of the most satisfying aspects of my job. Few things are as pleasant as being able to give something back to happy customers,” commented Mr Blewett. The two prize winners clearly felt they were in a surreal world as they celebrated with champagne in the company of the Altech Autopage Cellular team while Amanda held her new car keys tightly and Gideon daydreamed about cocktails and sunsets.
According to Amanda, “For someone from the small mining town of Northam it’s great to be in the big mining town of Joburg as the winner of such an amazing prize!” Gideon, as a coastal dweller, felt his prize was entirely appropriate. “I love the sea and I’m really looking forward to taking a dip in warm water for a change,” he joked.
With 150 retail outlets nationwide, Altech Autopage Cellular is South Africa’s largest independent provider of cellular, fixed mobile and broadband solutions for MTN, Vodacom, Cell C, iBurst and Neotel. Altech Autopage Cellular is a wholly owned subsidiary in the telecommunications division of Allied Technologies Limited and specialises in providing individual and corporate customers with tailor made voice and data cellular solutions.