26 June 2019

Thavhani Mall in Thohoyandou, Limpopo, has scooped
the top award for Rural and Small Town development in the South African
Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Awards 2019.

Developed and owned by Flanagan & Gerard Property
Development & Investment, Thavhani Property Investments and JSE-listed retail
REIT Vukile Property Fund, Thavhani Mall is a new 50,000-m2
regional mall that opened its 140 stores in August 2017.

Thavhani Mall’s exceptional design was created
by multi-award-winning MDS Architecture, and its construction was delivered by
main contractor WBHO.

The SAPOA Innovative Excellence Award recognises
distinction in property development in the South African real estate industry, and
showcases the most innovative property developments that contribute towards the
enhancement of our towns and cities. This is exactly what Thavhani Mall set out
to do.

Thavhani Mall is
at the heart of the Thavhani City mixed-use urban precinct, designed to be the
future economic hub of North Eastern Limpopo. It is the powerful catalyst for
the rollout of a development masterplan that will create a new modern CBD with
private healthcare facilities, transport terminals, a motor city, hotels and
value retail. It will include a new multi-business office park with vibrant
co-working facilities for entrepreneurs, becoming a hub of innovation, small
businesses and job creation, as well as community soccer fields and outdoor gym.  

Itumeleng Mothibeli, incoming MD
SA at Vukile, says, “We have great confidence in the people and economies of South
Africa’s rural areas and towns, which can be seen from our investment in an
exciting portfolio of shopping centres in these
areas. With this in mind, an
award in this category is particularly meaningful for Vukile and we are
thrilled to have played a part, together with our esteemed partners, in bringing
Thavhani Mall to Thohoyandou and its people.”

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