Grand Jack’s store opening

In September, George welcomed a new addition to its thriving business community with the grand opening of Jacks Paint and Hardware on the corner of Cemetery and York Street in Tamsui Industria. This exciting event was made possible by the dedicated owners, Willem and Ansie Botha, who have now added a third successful store to their portfolio.

Willem Botha, a well-known entrepreneur in George, is no stranger to the business world. Besides Jacks Paint and Hardware, he also owns Jacks Paddagat and Heatherpark, both of which have been integral parts of the George community for years. The opening of this new store, Jacks Paint and Hardware, marks a significant milestone for the Botha family and an exciting addition for George residents.

The grand opening was an incredible success, thanks – in no small part – to the overwhelming support of over 23 suppliers who joined the festivities. Each supplier set up their gazebos, offering product demonstrations and giveaways to the eager customers. It was a true testament to the strong relationships that Jacks Paint and Hardware has built with its partners over the years.


To make the grand opening even more special, customers who spent R250 or more had the opportunity to partake in a thrilling experience. They could pop a balloon that held the promise of amazing prizes. The enthusiasm and smiles on the faces of those who won was a heart warming sight, and it added a touch of excitement to the day.

The grand opening received the attention it truly deserved, with Eden Fm, the local radio station, broadcasting live from 12:00 to 14:00.

The radio team conducted interviews with key figures who made this event possible:

Gerhard Waldauer, CEO of Jacks Paint and Hardware, shared his vision for the new store and the company’s commitment to serving the community

Willem Botha, the owner of Jacks Paint York Street and the new store, discussed the challenges and joys of expanding the business

Hugh Fourie, the Panache Paint Representative, shared insights into the high-quality products available at Jacks Paint and Hardware

Pieter Cloete from Ingco highlighted its commitment to the new store with its offering of a wide range of top-quality tools and equipment at affordable prices.

The live broadcast allowed the community to get an inside look at the new store and the people who made it possible.


The grand opening was more than just a celebration; it was a record-breaking day in terms of sales. Customers flocked to the store, eager to explore the extensive range of products and take advantage of the special promotions.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony, attended by Gerhard Waldauer, CEO of Jacks Paint and Hardware, was the day’s standout moment. This signified the official opening of the store and marked the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Jacks Paint and Hardware.

The celebration was not just about hardware and paint. Jacks Paint and Hardware ensured that their customers were well-fed and refreshed throughout the event. Free Boerie rolls and cool drinks were generously distributed to all attendees, offering a much-needed boost of energy to keep the festivities going.

The grand opening of Jacks Paint and Hardware in George was an extraordinary event, filled with fun, community spirit, and a commitment to providing top-notch products and service to the people of George. The Botha family and their dedicated team have much to celebrate, and the community has another trusted destination for all their paint and hardware needs. We look forward to witnessing the continued success of this new store and the positive impact it will undoubtedly have on George’s thriving business community.

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