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Business of the week: MatchVIP
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Over the past few weeks Standard Bank and 94.7 Highveld Stereo have been running a competition to spot the most innovative business of the week.

Lots of entries were sent through to the station, but only one business could be named as the winner.

This week’s Business of the Week win went to MatchVIP, owned and managed by Bonita Erasmus.

What is MatchVIP?

MatchVIP is a personalised dating service that caters for busy professionals who are looking for love. “We make love happen and take all the hard work out of dating,” Erasmus says, “and the company’s process is simple, effective and highly confidential”.

MatchVIP meets clients to create and set up personal profiles and work through a past relationships assessment. They then complete your background checks for credit and criminal history and once you are clear, a matchmaker begins the search for your perfect match. But they don’t just stop once you’ve found a date; MatchVIP also offers a dating coaching service, to make the most of your dating experiences.

What winning business of the week means to me?

Having MatchVIP chosen as the Business of the Week is a great honour and privilege says Erasmus, adding that she’d like to say “a big ‘thank you’ to Standard Bank and 94.7 for this opportunity and for supporting small businesses.

“This is just an amazing opportunity. So Standard Bank, keep up the good work and I hope that more companies will follow in your footsteps.”

Erasmus said she feels blessed to have opened this kind of business and is happy that it is doing well. “Even in today’s economy MatchVIP is doing exceptionally well. There really is a need for this type of service.”

In future she wants her company to become the most trusted, premier dating service in South Africa, expand nationally and employ more people.

For more information about MatchVIP visit or check out our Facebook South Africa page to see their winning video. If you are an entrepreneur and your business is thriving and innovative, enter your winning video. Who knows? Your business may be the Business of the Week!