South Africa’s Mall of Africa to be expanded

Home » News » South Africa’s Mall of Africa to be expanded

Mall of Africa which is the largest single phase shopping mall to be constructed in Africa with a total retail area of 131 000 square metres is set to experience an expansion.

The mall which is located in Gauteng, South Africa cost a whopping US$ 370m for it to be constructed and was inaugurated in April this year.

Michael Clampett, a retail fund manager at Attacq- owner of 80% of the Mall of Africa, confirmed the reports and said that the initiative of the expansion came up as a result of high demand for an expansion.

“There is enough demand for an expansion and all we need is to get tenants signed. We have already had a lot of requests for space,” Mr. Clampett said.

The mall currently has a retail space of 131 000m2 but a further 30 000m2 is yet to be added onto it.

Mr. Clampett further pointed out that after feasibility study of its expansion had been done, the next step would be to look for professionals though no professionals have been engaged or selected to start the study or to sketch the expansion.

Out of the 272 retail spaces at the mall, 271 have already been leased and 20 out of 32 retail kiosks which are located in the walkways have also been filled.

The mall houses international brands like Woolworths, Edgars, Game, Checkers, H&M, Cotton On and Forever 21. Other brands include Starbucks, Mango Man, The Kooples, Zara Home, Armani Exchange, Under Armour and Soap Stories.


The new shopping mall has two main levels of shopping as well as an outside restaurant area which connects directly to the Waterfall City Park.

Africans have begun appreciating mall construction seeing that there have been other malls in the limelight that have recently been opened or yet to be opened like the Garden City and Two River mall in Kenya.