Something not seen before in the history of Mamelodi, and a huge economic boost for the community – that’s how developers have described a new R1 billion mall being built in the township.
New Africa Developments, the company behind the Jubilee Mall in Hammanskraal, anticipates that the mall in Mahube Valley, off the M10 and K54, will bolster the community, providing jobs and opportunities.
The company’s Robin Houghton said their goal was to create a development such as had not been seen. In the long run, he said, it would include a private hospital and school next to the mall.
“We’ll be doing a lot of work to cater for the developing community in Mamelodi. We will also upgrade roads so that in the end, there will be six roads to cater for the traffic flow in the vicinity of the mall,” said Houghton.
The mall is part of the City of Tshwane’s plan to revitalise the township economy. Much of its groundwork is almost done and the mall is scheduled for completion in April, 2018.
The mall will become an entirely new economic hub for Mamelodi and neighbouring areas. It will have a cinema, gym facilities and shops, and be on par with some of the bigger shopping malls in the country.