There was an air of excitement at Hirsch’s Centurion Branch recently when  Grade 8B from Uitsig High School took part in the Hirsch Bedroom Boutique Centurion’s World Sleep Day challenge. 


Cloud 9 and Rest Assured  joined with Hirsch’s to donate 10 sponge mattresses in each region for a pre-school of choice.  The challenge was to see how many children could squeeze onto a Cloud 9 Queen Sized bed.  The branch that clocks up the most bodies on a bed are the winners and they get to nominate a pre-school to donate ten sponge mattresses too!! 


Said teacher Mrs Hanlie Truter: “the children are so excited to be part of this great initiative, and have been practising at the school on the trampoline.”  Under Mrs Truter’s guidance, 27 pupils were able to squeeze on the bed.  Making sure they stayed on the bed for at least 30 seconds – they were very happy to pose for pictures.





Nothing is Impossible!


At the monthly Ladies Networking Event held at Hirsch’s Centurion, the Margaret Hirsch Woman in Business Finalist for March, vibrant Yolandi van der Bijl inspired the ladies to reach for their dreams.


Yolandi who is the owner of Unmistakable Fashion and Beauty, is a Miglio Team Leader whose team has won 2nd and 1st prize for Team of the Year for 2 years respectively.  Yolandi also owns a Studio where she stocks all Fashion related accessories and clothing.


The guest speaker at the event, dynamic Entrepreneur and Author, Anthea Ambursley, launched her book ‘Nothing is Impossible’ and shared on the factors that contribute to the success of building a business.  She also touched on the importance of good Leadership, of walking the talk and leading by example.  “As Leaders we need to be able to teach others, and to make a difference in the lives of those following us.”  She said.


Said one of our guests, Khamala Ahomed – who is also a life coach: “Anthea’s talk was refreshing and a good reminder that if we stick to the basics – success is sure to follow.”


Contact joanne@hirschs.co.za if you would like to book for a networking function at Hirsch’s.


Allan Hirsch Keynote Speaker at Bosch Conference in Turkey

ALLAN WITH BSH'S. ENRICHO HOFFMAN. CEO BSH SA.Allan Hirsch was recently invited to be one of  the Key Note Speakers at the Annual Bosch World Tour Conference that took place in Istanbul, Turkey.

He had the honour of being the only Guest Speaker from the African Continent at the event which also included addresses from retail operators in, amongst other countries in the Middle East and Asia,  Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Allan proudly flew the South African flag when he addressed the audience.

“We are a country of mixed cultures, races and religions, a country with 11 different official languages. People from around the world fly in and land in a world class airport, OR Tambo, and drive along express freeways  into Sandton in Johannesburg to some of the most luxurious hotels you will find anywhere in the world. And when they find out the population of South Africa is 50 million people, South Africa must be the biggest untapped secret there is!”  he said. “However,”  he continued, the fact of the matter is of those 50 million people, the amount of people who pay tax in South Africa is very low and there are approximately 5 million people who can afford to buy luxury goods.”

Allan went on to tell an enthralled audience how Hirsch’s was born – from a service and repair shop to a billion rand company and the biggest independent appliance dealer in South Africa.  Commenting on their relationship with BSH, Allan said “When we started the store in store concept, which is now common practice in South Africa we noticed growth in certain brands that participated with us, needless to say BSH is one of them and they are very active in store as well as on exhibitions with us.

We do realise the influence our suppliers and they can have an influence on our business by assisting us or perhaps by ignoring us. I think sometimes we irritate our suppliers by making them go further than they would like to when it comes to a customer and having a happy returning customer.

One of the things that make Hirsch’s different to our competitors is our drive to educate the consumers about energy efficient products. When Enrico (Hoffman, Head of BSH in South Africa) came back to South Africa after his journey around Europe, he quickly identified the importance of focusing on certain product groupings and giving the consumer a choice of great products at a good, better, best price. The growth we have had with BSH in 2015 was phenomenal and I really believe it is because of the focus BSH has had on our customers. By offering us a well-priced product and one which has got more features which we can easily sell up to has made an enormous difference in our sales.” Said Allan.

If you have a happy customer they will always come back to you and they will bring their friends and their relations with them, with the focus of BSH they have given us the opportunity to have happy customers because they have given us a quality product that will last and be dependable and for that.” He concluded.


Margaret Hirsch – back to her roots at the Durban Entrepreneurs Club


There is nothing more inspirational than hearing a success story from someone you have watched grow over the years.  When Margaret Hirsch addressed members and guests at the Durban Entrepreneurs club bi monthly meeting at the Durban Country Club, many people  in audience remembered when Hirsch’s were situated in their tiny shop in Durban North, and applauded the fact that the company had grown from strength to strength. 

“The Hirsch story is extremely inspiring to entrepreneurs – and more so to those of us who have grown up with them.” Commented the Founder of the Durban Entrepreneurs Club, Grant Gavin.

The Entrepreneurs club was founded by Grant as a platform for members and guests To network and share ideas.  “There is no doubt that the future of this country will depend on the success of Entrepreneurs.  The Margaret Hirsch Woman in Business Achiever of the Year competition is a fantastic initiative for aspiring business women and We would like to encourage our lady members to enter the competition.” Grant said.

Several members of the club are finalists in the competition.  The KZN winner MARGARET WITH COMMITTEE MEMBERS FROM THE DURBAN ENTREPRENUERS CLUBDSC_0010.JPGin which Hirsch’s operates will be announced at a Gala evening on April 21.



Business Solutions for Entrepreneurs

Joanne Brunette, Chante Smit, Julie Burger, Anthea Ambursley, Annemarie du Plessis, Ryner Kekana and Jessica Meyer (Medium)Hirsch’s Silverlakes hosted their first Ladies Networking Event of the year recently, with guest speaker Anthea Ambursley, who spoke on ‘Solutions for your Entrepreneurial challenges’. Anthea, an award winning author and entrepreneur and is the MD of Anans..  She is passionate about the hospitality industry and helping other entrepreneurs grow their businesses. 


She spoke on ways to become ‘unstuck’ in business by thinking creatively about ways to increase and grow your business.  She also discussed the pitfalls to consider before expanding, and ensuring that there are funds put away before doing so.  For those starting out in business she stressed the importance of first finding your customers and the importance of market research to determine if there is a need – before launching. 


Said one of the guests, Sharon Stobbia the owner of Perfectly Alive Coaching: “I found Anthea to be very inspiring, caring but at the same time practical and honest.  She addressed real challenges one encounters in business and I believe everybody could take something specific from her talk.”


If you would like more information on networking events at Hirsch Silverlakes branch, contact joanne@hirschs.co.za



Moon and Sixpense Wedding and Bridal Expo



Hirsch’s recently took part in the The Moon & Sixpence and National Bride’s Valentine Wedding, Wine, Food & Music Festival held in Muldersdrift.


Promising to be Gauteng’s greatest Festival in 2016 – with fun and entertainment for the whole family, there were over R200 000.00 in prize giveaways as well as a honeymoon!  The event included a Fashion Show with SA’s Top Title-Holders, Spa Treatments, Ballroom Dancing, Cinderella’s Secret Proposal Garden and a Cooking Show with Top Chefs.


Hirsch’s promoted their very popular Online Wedding Registry as well as the beautiful SMEG range of retro-styled appliances.


Dominique Donner Rodd wins at Midmar!


The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation had, by all accounts,  an awesome weekend at the Midmar Mile event, with all  twenty of their swimmers  literally swimming their hearts out.

Margaret Hirsch sponsored Dominique Donner Rodd from the Foundation for her 8 km swim and she won her race in the 40 plus category!

The money raised from the swim will go towards  helping to teach swimming to the impoverished  Shakashead community children.


Hirsch’s Announced as Samsung’s best Partner in Africa

RICHARD RECEIVING THE BEST LOYAL PARTNER IN AFRICA AWARD FROM YOO YOUNG KIM, PRESIDENT AND CEO, SAMSUNG AFRICA. HIRSCH'S20160216_231108_resizedAt the Annual Samsung Africa Forum that is being held in Monaco this year,
Hirsch’s were announced as Samsung’s best and most loyal partner in Africa.
MD of the Hirsch Group, Richard Hirsch proudly received the award from
The President and CEO of Samsung Africa, Yoo Young Kim.

The Forum is held every year to unroll Samsung’s latest product line.

These Include the bezel-less curved SUHD TV with Quantum dot display, the new Gear S2 in classic rose gold and platinum, the Samsung AddWash Washing Machine, Smart kitchen appliances with the Family Hub refrigerator and the Galaxy TabPro S, a new 2-in 1 tablet powered by Windows 10.