Ackermans is a retail store based in South Africa. Founded in 1916 in Wynberg, Cape Town, Ackermans has over 450 stores across Southern Africa, including in Namibia and Botswana. Gus Ackerman opened the first Ackermans store in 1916 in Wynberg, Cape Town. Ackermans was sold to Greatermans in 1960 only to be sold again towards the end of the 1970's to Edgars.
In 1984 Pepkor acquired Ackermans and its 34 stores. Since then Ackermans has experienced exceptional growth and the year 2000 it had over 200 outlets across the Southern Africa region.