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Atterbury's fourth retail development in Ghana opens in April
Atterbury's fourth retail development in Ghana opens in April

Atterbury's fourth successful retail development in Ghana, the $95 million (R1.2 billion) Kumasi City Mall opens on 20 April 2017...

2 days ago

KwaZulu-Natal goes big at the movies
KwaZulu-Natal goes big at the movies

The largest movie screen in KwaZulu-Natal, featuring ultra high-definition (UHD) digital projection has opened at the Xtreme at Nu Metro Ballito Junction...

24 Mar 2017

Official opening of expanded Ballito Junction Mall
Official opening of expanded Ballito Junction Mall

The Mayor Cllr Ricardo Mthembu and the Honourable Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi have officially opened Ballito Junction Regional Mall...

24 Mar 2017

Food and beverage retail trends to be discussed at SACSC conference
Food and beverage retail trends to be discussed at SACSC conference

At the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) Research Conference, Dr Yvonne Court, partner & head of international consultancy...

17 Mar 2017

Integrating old, new at the refurbished Menlyn Park Shopping Centre
Integrating old, new at the refurbished Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

BILD Architects and Terra Ether Architects partnered to shape the look of the refurbished Menlyn Park Shopping Centre...

9 Mar 2017

Multi-million-dollar refurbishment for Windhoek's Gustav Voigts
Multi-million-dollar refurbishment for Windhoek's Gustav Voigts

Windhoek's Gustav Voigts shopping centre is set to undergo a multi-million-dollar phased refurbishment starting this year...

2 Mar 2017

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Mall of Africa has great start but offshore disappoints Attacq

The R5.1bn Mall of Africa, Attacq's single largest asset, has exceeded trading expectations in its first eight months despite what seems to be a waning appetite...

By Joan Muller 2 Mar 2017

Maerua Mall facelift adds new tenants
Maerua Mall facelift adds new tenants

This year, Maerua Mall in Windhoek will undergo a complete facelift, bringing both its look and its offerings up to date, with added tenants...

22 Feb 2017

Tenant mix contributes to retail success
Tenant mix contributes to retail success

Getting the right tenant mix is at the top of the list of factors that contribute to the success or otherwise of a major shopping centre...

By Olive Ndebele 6 Feb 2017

Springs Mall plans grand opening for March
Springs Mall plans grand opening for March

The R950 million Springs Mall will open on 16 March 2017 with special offers from among the 170 shops, restaurants and services, covering 48,000 sqm...

3 Feb 2017

Woolworths Palmyra store achieves GBCSA 5-star rating
Woolworths Palmyra store achieves GBCSA 5-star rating

The Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA) has awarded the Woolworths Palmyra store in Claremont, Cape Town a 5-star rating...

2 Feb 2017

SACSC offers three expert sessions in three cities
SACSC offers three expert sessions in three cities

The South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) is sharing insight from leading economist, Dawie Roodt and political economy analyst and futurist Daniel Silke...

1 Feb 2017

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#BizTrends2017: Trends that will seal the deal for retailing in 2017

Retail success has become about constantly evolving to adapt, remain relevant and be appealing to customers. It's more competitive than ever before, which is driving exciting trends and innovation for shopping centres and retail...

By Amanda Stops 26 Jan 2017

Ballito Junction expansion offers more in mall dining, entertainment
Ballito Junction expansion offers more in mall dining, entertainment

The expansion of Ballito Junction Regional Mall will see the centre increase eightfold from 10,000sqm to 80,000sqm offering over 200 shops, restaurants and services...

23 Jan 2017

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Busier malls help New Frontier profit

The Rebosis subsidiary will look for opportunities in mainland Europe likely to include non-retail assets...

16 Jan 2017

Multi-million rand logistics and retail park to be developed at N2 Business Estate
Multi-million rand logistics and retail park to be developed at N2 Business Estate

The logistics and retail park will further establish the Cornubia multi-use development as...

11 Jan 2017

#BizTrends2017: Developing Africa's future cities
#BizTrends2017: Developing Africa's future cities

Cities are "smart" when infrastructure, urban assets, public services, human and social capital, mobility systems and other forces are improved and optimised under ICT...

By Nadir Jeeva 9 Jan 2017

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Retail research indicates improved conditions in 2017

According to research undertaken for the South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) by Christo Luüs of Ecoquant, positive signs for the economy have increased hopes of improving trading conditions in 2017...

23 Dec 2016

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Greenstone Mall gets new Samsung store

Greenstone Mall in Edenvale now has a Samsung Electronics store providing the latest in mobile and wearable products, visual display and audio devices, as well as digital and home appliances...

21 Dec 2016

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Rookie cops to beef up security at PE malls

More than 140 police rookies have been deployed to shopping malls in Port Elizabeth in an attempt to strengthen security during the festive season...

By Gareth Wilson 20 Dec 2016

Pearls Mall opens in Umhlanga
Pearls Mall opens in Umhlanga

Pearls Mall, Umhlanga's 100% let high-end boutique mall, opened its doors to the public on 8 December. Situated within "The Pearls of Umhlanga", the mall forms part of this R3bn development...

19 Dec 2016

Investors still love SA's listed property sector
Investors still love SA's listed property sector

SA's listed property sector continues to feed investor appetite, having raised about R153bn in the past six years...

By Alistair Anderson 15 Dec 2016

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Echo Polska buys mall in tourist city

CEO Hadley Dean says Krakow is Poland's top tourist and business outsourcing destination...

By Alistair Anderson 14 Dec 2016

Liberty's L2D joins JSE board
Liberty's L2D joins JSE board

Liberty Two Degrees (L2D) joined the JSE main board on Tuesday, 13 December, to much fanfare, having raised about R4bn, but there are concerns that Melrose Arch and some smaller assets may weaken the fund's performance...

By Alistair Anderson 13 Dec 2016

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No trimmings on this year's festive budget

Shoppers are likely to trim their budgets instead of opting for all the trimmings this festive season, according to research conducted for South African Council of Shopping Centres (SACSC) by Urban Studies...

13 Dec 2016

R1bn supermall opens in Thohoyandou August 2017
R1bn supermall opens in Thohoyandou August 2017

Thohoyandou in Limpopo will have its first fully enclosed, double-storey, air-conditioned regional mall when it opens on 24 August 2017. Thavhani Mall, a R1bn project will have over 134 shops, restaurants and service outlets in a 50,000sqm development.

13 Dec 2016

Profica concludes two multi-million retail projects
Profica concludes two multi-million retail projects

Two Profica-managed retail centres were officially opened in Nigeria and Zambia during the last week of November. The multi-million retail projects were the product of major investment by South African and international property investors operating in partnership with local stakeholders...

13 Dec 2016

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R250m centre for Constantia

Cape Town's upmarket suburb of Constantia is poised to get a new shopping centre and two traffic circles...

By Dave Chambers 12 Dec 2016

Highgate Mall to undergo revamp, set to become speciality mall
Highgate Mall to undergo revamp, set to become speciality mall

Highgate Mall, to be renamed Home of Africa, is set to become a home and décor mall, creating over 2000 jobs and housing 250 international and local brands after the revamp...

12 Dec 2016

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