A look at the major new shopping mall that just opened in Tshwane

 ·11 Nov 2022

Property developers and investors the Moolman Group opened three massive new shopping malls in the space of two days in October, including the Hebron Mall north of Pretoria.

The 22,000 square metre mall opened on 27 October – in the same time space as Matsamo Mall in Buffelspruit and Merino Mall in Ermelo, both in Mpumalanga.

Hebron mall has now become a major retail offering in the area between Soshanguve and Ga-Rankuwa, with 90 new stores, a family entertainment area and food court, free Wi-Fi, and more than 900 parking bays

The retail offering is anchored by Shoprite, Boxer – which celebrated the opening of its 400th store at Hebron Mall – and Westpack Lifestyle.

The development was run by Moolman Group and retail developer Twin City, and included local community upliftment as part of the investment.

Hebron Mall adds to a growing list of shopping mall developments sweeping the country, with a particular focus being placed on more remote locations where there is a growing demand among underserviced communities for retail options.

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Rural retail specialists, Exemplar recently announced plans to build a new R200 million mall in Limpopo, expected to launch in October 2023. This forms part of a growing portfolio of planned projects at the group, where no fewer than 14 builds are in the pipeline through 2024 and beyond.

Urban centres are not out of the loop, however, with large malls still being built in the country’s big cities.

Notably, energy stability is becoming increasingly important in these projects – both new builds and established centres. Redefine Group revealed earlier this week that it is making a big push into solar at the shopping malls in its portfolio, expecting to spend R125 million getting renewable energy into the mix.

As with these and many other projects solar has also been built into Hebron Mall.

Hebron Mall location

Hebron Mall

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