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R200m Seshego mall provides jobs for local community

By Frank Maponya Limpopo Bureau Chief | 2012-11-15 07:25:13.0 | COMMENTS [ 28 ]

The centre, which will house 40 shops, 70% of which had already been "pre-let," would also boast a medical centre and banks.

RESIDENTS of Seshego near Polokwane in Limpopo are set to benefit from the construction of a new shopping centre in the area.

The centre is due to be opened in October next year, but the construction phase is expected to continue to provide job opportunities to local residents.

Following construction of the Mall of the North, City Centre and Makro Polokwane in recent years, the Moolman Group had partnered with local businessmen Jaco Nel and Sam Mabotja to develop the new mall. which is situated at the corner of Nelson Mandela and Polokwane Drive - the two main roads connecting Seshego and Polokwane.

Speaking during a sod-turning ceremony yesterday, Pieter Beyers of the Moolman Group said the shopping centre would be a community-based facility.

"The shopping centre will primarily cater for the needs of the Seshego community. It will also serve some outlying areas like Makgofe, Mabokelele and Mmotong," Beyers said.

He said the 15000-square metre shopping centre would be anchored by the 3500-square metre Shoprite Supermarket and 2500-square metre Cambridge Foods Supermarket.

Beyers added that his company had invested R200-million in the project.

The centre, which will house 40 shops, 70% of which had already been "pre-let," would also boast a medical centre and banks.

Developer Jannie Moolman said 400 jobs would be created during the construction phase while another 300 employment opportunities would be created after the official opening.

"A large amount of these jobs will be for the people of Seshego and surrounding areas," he said.

An excited Polokwane executive mayor Freddy Greaver said: "We need to work together for the sake of our people.

"They will have no need to go to Polokwane after construction of this facility."


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A mall for the same amount (even smallernyana) as NkandlaGate

2012-11-15 07:31:15.0 | 0 replies

Viva ANC Viva!!!!!!! Viva South African Viva!!!!
forward with development forward!!!

2012-11-15 08:45:35.0 | 0 replies

@ DJ Winner TSEKK maan, this is not government work...can't you read?
Its businessmen from Seshego in collaboration with Moolman Group's initiative.
No state money was used here.....can the same be said about your Step father's compound?

2012-11-15 08:46:33.0 | 0 replies

Katakata, that is quite possible, but at least some will be locals. Well, that's what I notice in shops here around JHB. I'm not to sure about this province.

2012-11-15 09:28:23.0 | 0 replies

how can you call a chopping center with 40 shops a mall la gafa yeeeh

2012-11-15 09:52:31.0 | 0 replies

Good morning all

In my opinion please give our mayor (Freddy Greaver) a chance
Since Freddy Greaver took mayoral office, I have seen much better development and cutting cost(which I really support)
These man have great vison about polokwane, his economic development working for the city even though profit is at small margin but at the end of fianacial year we better gain little than keep on loosing large amout of money

2012-11-15 10:04:05.0 | 0 replies

I don't really think ppl of Seshego need a mall, Polokwane is just a stone throw away, I think a mall should be erected in places like Lebowakgomo, that will cater many communities, currently the plaza in Lecowza is over crowded with ppl from the neighbouring areas. Mr Moolman I will arrange a meeting with you soon.

2012-11-15 15:08:52.0 | 0 replies

Venda must have a BIG mall as well since it's a bigger place like Soweto and maybe le nna ke tla boela gae Ga-Makwarela.

I'm also having a back 2 back meeting with Shaba Muleya about taking CapriconFM to Venda and to build a shopping complex as well as sporting complex for our people. And maybe Muvhango might get a facelift too!!!

2012-11-15 15:54:47.0 | 0 replies

Selab! Juju he is not ther. this is for molman. I love these project because so many pupil we get jobs to suport their familys. and it will reduce the trafic in town but this doesnt meen pupil we not go to town, they will go ther as usaly because not all thing will available in the mall.

but here some are jelous. forwad molman- forwad

2012-11-15 17:20:00.0 | 0 replies

MophemeKoPitori there is contraction mall next to Thohoyandou stadium. the bigets mall ever since.

2012-11-15 17:25:36.0 | 0 replies

DJ Winner Seshego is not rural. and rural development doesnt have duristriction over the Municipality area. And ther is no state money here. so dont call it rural development progam anymore...

2012-11-15 17:32:25.0 | 0 replies