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.
Thavhani Mall was envisioned and designed as a world-class shopping experience for its community and surrounds, and we are incredibly pleased that it has been recognised for its excellence by its industry peers. This award is a testament to the excellence and professionalism of everyone involved in Thavhani Mall’s development. Thavhani City is rising and we are honoured to play a role in building its very bright future
Paul Gerard, MD of Flanagan & Gerard
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. While building a large mall can have big benefits for a small rural community and meaningful impacts on employment, retail services and their local economy, it is precisely these shopping centres that we are currently seeing outperform their peers in urban areas.
Itumeleng Mothibeli, incoming MD SA at Vukile