By Joshua Motsomane
THABAZIMBI – Thabazimbi Total service station in the Pick n Pay centre re-opened its doors to the public recently, following major upgrades, which commenced in late 2012.
In his welcome, Mr Jacques Blaauw, the Manager thanked all guests and motorists who were at the service station at the time of launch as well as everyone that were patient with them during the time of the upgrade. He also gave a short background of the revamping.
“We believe that our customers deserve the best. If someone chooses to stop here we want them to feel satisfied with our service and the facilities, because a happy customer is a return customer. We also know that our service station serve many tourists, both local and international, and we want them to leave with a positive impression of our business and our town.”
Cllr ME Semadi, who represented the Mayor, said that it brought her great pleasure to join the celebration during the re-opening of the beautiful service station. “We can all see that this service station is ideally situated to become successful in this growing market and economy of Thabazimbi,” she added.
Cllr Semadi took the opportunity to stress the importance of road safety in the ligth of the upcoming Easter Holidays. “Let us not be party to the loss of any lives. Rather, let us ensure that we play a pivotal part in providing value-adding services to our citizens as we welcome them to fill up and take time out to revive themselves from their long drives,” said Cllr Semadi.
She further said that driver fatigue is listed as one of the top causes of accidents on the road. “In addition, let us all remember not to drink and drive. Nor should we be afraid to discourage others from such dangerous behaviour. Whatever the state of the fuel price, lets also change our driving habits for the better!” She exclaimed.
Cllr Semadi concluded by highlighting the importance of the petrol attendants at the service stations. “They are the ones that ensure that we can continue driving without worrying too much. The petrol attendants are there 365 days, day or night, in all weathers. They fill up our cars with a smile and a greeting without expecting or demanding any kind of thank you, let us show our appreciation to these men and women who go out of their way to assist us at all times”.
Mr J Blaauw thanked the Municipality for availing itself for the re-launch. Councilors MD Tlhabadira and DA Moatshe accompanied Cllr ME Semadi.
From left to right: Mr Johan Prinsloo, Me Isabel Prinsloo, Me Isabel Blaauw and Mr Jacques Blaauw the proud owners of Total Service Station, Thabazimbi.