Date:12 September 2014 - By: Elmon Tshikhudo
The community of Malamulele in Limpopo Province has received a boost with the construction of a shopping mall that will yield 600 permanent jobs.
A 14 000 m2 site was handed over by Thulamela municipality to the Masingita Group of Companies on Friday, led by well-known property mogul Mike Nkuna. The construction of the mall, known as Malamulele Crossing, will cost about R169-million.
Nkuna said construction would start immediately. “I have built several malls around the country, but I will always relish creating jobs for my people of Malamulele.” He added that during the construction phase, the project will provide about 1 100 jobs. “Because I am from this area, I feel happy to change the lives of my people,” he said.
Cllr Shady Maluleke said that the municipality appreciated and supported the Masingita Group of Companies with the new venture. “This new mall will help government address the challenges of inequality, unemployment and poverty,” said Maluleke.
Thulamela councillor Shady Maluleke and Mr Ricci Davidoff turn the sod during the ceremony to hand over land for development of a mall on Friday.
Elmon Tshikhudo started off as a photographer. He developed an interest in writing and started submitting articles to local as well as national publications. He became part of the Limpopo Mirror family in 2005 and has since been a familiar name among the newspaper's readers.