Thavhani Mall in South Africa

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Following its successful completion, the Thavhani Mall held its grand opening on 24th August 2017. Quite impressively, it spans a total area of 50,000 square meters. The double-storey regional mall’s location is right in the heart of Thohoyandou in Limpopo. Furthermore, the mall features the first fully enclosed ultra-modern shopping center in the region.

The Thavhani Mall development is a result of a joint venture between Flanagan & Gerard Property Investments and Thavhani Property Investments. With a current value of about R1 billion, its construction began back in 2014. Currently, it features over 130 restaurants, service outlets as well as shops.

Reported On May 20, 2014

US$87.06m Thavhani mall to be built in Limpopo, South Africa

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 to the region and help improve 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.

Reported On Sep 7, 2016

South Africa constructs US$ 70m mall in Limpopo

The construction of a US$ 70m mall in Limpopo South Africa dubbed Thavhani Mall is underway with an opening date slated for  24 August 2017. The mall in Limpopo sits on a 27-ha piece of land.

The new mall in South Africa will be the biggest shopping center in the Thohoyandou region as well as the larger Thulamela Municipality, consisting of over 134 shops, restaurants, and service outlets.

Thavhani Mall will further bring in many new retail brands to the region, such as HiFi Corp, Woolworths, Spur, Panarottis, Pep Home, Green Cross, Jam Clothing, Torga Optical, Donna Claire, Queenspark, Mr. Price Home, Bogart Man, Edgars, Pick ‘n Pay, and SuperSpar

Local businessman, Khosi Ramovha of Thavhani Property Investments, initially visualized a regional mall seven years ago that would be in the Thohoyandou region.

He came up with the idea and delivered it to the board of pre-eminent South African shopping center developers and investors, Flanagan & Gerard Property Development and Investment so that they could help him actualize this vision.

Additionally, JSE-listed real estate investment trust, Vukile Property Fund, has secured a one-third stake in the new Mall and the stake will transfer to Vukile upon completion of the mega project.

“Thavhani Mall is opening up new horizons in Thohoyandou. Moreover, it is stimulating the local economy and also enhances the lifestyle and urban fabric of the region. The mall has already created jobs yet is still under construction and scheduled to open next year, which will introduce many more full-time jobs.

On top of that sourcing labor from the local community has been prioritized,” Ramovha said.

The mall has excellent proximity to its existing CBD and major regional roads. The roads link Louis Trichardt to Punda Maria. Furthermore, they are adjacent to the primary crossroad with the major north road to Sibasa and south to Giyani.