Construction of the US $87.06m Thavhani Mall in Limpopo is set to begin in June 2014. This is according to the joint developers and owners of the mall, Flanagan & Gerard Property Investments and Thavhani Property Investments.
According to Patrick Flanagan who is the Executive Director and Founder of Flanagan & Gerard, Thavhani mall will aid bring quality shopping in the region and help improve on the social and economic impact of the town in the District and region at large.
Flanagan also added that the presence of the mall will aid create about 1,500 to 2,000 job openings. In return, Thohoyandou will retain about US $19.34m retail money which the town spends outside. Such openings will encourage new retailers to invest in the town and the old retailers to expand their stores.
According to Flanagan the mall will include two supermarkets, three fashion anchors and at least two major banks. In addition there will be a food court. A taxi rank will also be incorporated with a spacious parking space with two vehicle access points.
The mall is set to be opened in April 2016.