Construction of South African mall might be halted

14 September 2017

The construction of Tshwane Regional Mall in South Africa might be stopped due to disagreements between the local traders and the developers.

Some local traders apparently refused to relocate from the land assigned for its construction. The traders have constantly refused to make way for the project in spite of a court order obtained by developers in February this year instructing them to do so. The US$ 100m state-of-the-art mall has so far lost in the region of US$ 2.6m to US$ 3m.

“We are eight months behind schedule since October is the completion date,” Project head Shadrack Mthethwa said.

However, the concrete work on the eastern side of the mall is over 90% complete. There is currently a growing anticipation among shoppers and the local community.

As a result of a partnership between the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and Isibonelo Property Services, the mall will provide convenient shopping experience in Mamelodi and the surrounding areas.

The regional mall embraces inclusive growth from its provision for 600 informal trader stalls and a taxi rank to cater for seven taxi associations with 66 routes (areas within Mamelodi, surrounding and long distance such as Groblersdal).

Moreover, this inter-modal shopping mall includes Tshwane Rapid Transport (TRT) station and approximately 1,800 private car parking bays.

The site is located at Mamelodi’s main transport hub at the intersection of Stormvoël & Tsamaya Roads and Waltloo & Maphala Drive.

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