Developed by McCormick Property Development (MPD), the Mall of Thembisa has been named the best retail development in Africa in this year’s International Property Awards. The judging panel also awarded the double-level, 44,781m2 mall a five-star nomination. Mall of Thembisa, situated in Olifantsfontein, Gauteng, was developed during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and opened in late November. “The Mall of Thembisa has become an icon of hope – it was developed in
The Social House, Nairobi, has been awarded one of two runner-up spots in the ‘Best Urban Hotel’ category of National Geographic Travellers’ annual hotel awards. City hotels worldwide were judged by the following criteria: “We wanted to reward the hottest new hotels on the block — temples of slick design, stellar service and feel-good vibes that draw in the locals as much as the travellers”. The awards commented on The Social House: “This is no
Images have been revealed for the Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower that will reportedly become the second tallest tower in Africa and the biggest hotel in East and Central Africa after the Iconic Tower in Egypt. Expected to cost $1.3bn, the commercial tower will be situated on a human-made island off the west coast of Tanzania’s Zanzibar archipelago. The 70-storey tower is designed by New York City and Dubai-based firm xCassia and will be developed through
South Africa’s beer and liquor industry associations have welcomed the easing of lockdown restrictions as a result of the move to Adjusted Alert Level 2, effective from today, 13 September. The Beer Association of South Africa (Basa) commented that easing of restrictions will provide some reprieve to those businesses that have survived the four alcohol bans, which forced the industry to shut down for 161 days since March last year putting just over 240 000
Young and driven local retail entrepreneurs, such as Theo Baloyi of Bathu Shoes and Drip Footwear’s Lekau Sehoana, are helping to build a positive future for physical retail by successfully growing innovative chains of stores that are finding favour among local shoppers.   Commenting on the resilience of SA retailers in a challenging economic climate, worsened by Covid-19 and the recent riots, Paul Gerard, MD of property developer and investor Flanagan & Gerard, said, “The