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Africa’s retail and fashion
From Accessorise to Zara – and everything in between – Sandton City now brings shoppers even more of the
globe’s most sought-after retail.

                                                                                                                                                                    made it a first choice for retail groups seeking
                                                                                                                                                                    to introduce unique new retail concepts to
                                                                                                                                                                    the cosmopolitan South African market, and a
                                                                                                                                                                    gateway to retail in Africa,” explains Hillary.
                                                                                                                                                                    “For our extension, a dynamic retail mix has
                                                                                                                                                                    been achieved which complements and
                                                                                                                                                                    enhances Sandton City’s established retailers.”

                                                                                                                                                                    It is the synergy of international brands
                                                                                                                                                                    seamlessly combined with South Africa’s most
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                                                                             Sandton City’s expansion was launched at a glittering event on Wednesday, 9 November

A    lready established as South Africa’s most
desirable shopping destination, Sandton City
                                                 to its eagerly awaited opening to shoppers on
                                                 Thursday, 10 November 2011.
                                                                                                        First opened in September 1973, and credited
                                                                                                        with being the catalyst for the growth of the
                                                                                                        surrounding business hub of Sandton Central,
has increased its total retail diversity to a    “Sandton City now features an even more                Sandton City and Africa’s business nucleus
dazzling 331 shops, with the introduction of     wideranging line-up of the crème de la crème           have grown in unison, and the shopping
70 magnificent new retailers spectacularly       of the retail world,” says Julie Hillary, General      centre continues to evolve with its
showcased in a breathtaking extension, all in    Manager Sandton Region at Liberty Properties.          cosmopolitan location, global design trends,
a fully revamped and refreshed stylish           “It is set to tantalise and excite even Africa’s       consumers and retailers – pioneering retail.
shopper-friendly setting.                        most brand and fashion conscious shoppers.”
                                                                                                        Over the years Sandton City has grown from
The icon of African urban luxury and             Situated in Johannesburg, South Africa’s               50 000 m2 and 120 stores to now boasting
sophistication, Sandton City, has expanded       largest city in the country’s wealthiest               impressive retail space of 143 955 m2 with
and improved to enhance its leading position     province, Sandton City is a super-regional             331 retailers. The entire complex, which
as the world-class, unrivalled shopping and      shopping centre – one of the largest shopping          includes the adjoining hotel and office
rendezvous destination for millions of local     centres in the southern hemisphere –                   sections, now measures a massive 215 000 m2.
and international visitors as well as leading    conveniently located in the heart of South
global and South African retail brands.          Africa’s affluent playground. It is the leading        “Sandton City is one of the largest shopping
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Sandton City’s expansion was launched at a       home of fashion brands in Africa, and is the           centres in Africa. Its popularity, robust mix
glittering event on Wednesday, 9 November        first choice of Africa’s elite and fashion-            of local and international leading fashion
2011 in the centre’s new Protea Court, prior     forward for comprehensive shopping.                    brands and its successful trading record have
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 From cover: Africa’s retail and fashion trend-setter does it again!

                                                                                                       piazza will be positioned at this
                                                                                                       magnificent entrance, featuring                                                           EDITION 100
                                                                                                       bustling alfresco dining for the cafe                                                     DECEMBER 2011
                                                                                                       society at “see-and-be-seen” hotspots
                                                                                                       JB’s Corner and Doppio Zero.

                                                                                                       Sandton City’s interconnectedness                  COVER Africa’s retail and fashion trendsetter does
                                                                                                       also streamlines movements between                          it again!
                                                                                                       its upper and lower levels, access and
                                                                                                       vehicle flow has been improved and                  NEWS
                                                                                                       the complex will be further
                                                                                                                                                          2        Sandton City’s expansion launched
                                                                                                       integrated by creating easier access
                                                                                                                                                          4        Backing the retail revolution

 Zara opens at Sandton City. Sandton City Protea Court
                                                                                                       with the Sandton Convention Centre,
                                                                                                                                                          3        Newcastle Mall on schedule for opening
                                                                                                       Nelson Mandela Square and the
                                                                                                                                                                   March 2012
popular shopping centre that creates               combines international standards                    broader Sandton precinct.
                                                                                                                                                          5        Edendale Mall – a boon for Edendale
an unmatched retail experience and                 with contemporary architectural
                                                                                                                                                                   shoppers and community
has entrenched Sandton City as                     expressions which reflect our                       “In addition to offering shoppers eye-
the pre-eminent shopping and                       unique South African heritage,                      popping retail variety, Sandton City
                                                                                                                                                          7        Middelburg Mall 95% let, well before April
                                                                                                       is also connecting with customers
                                                                                                                                                                   2012 opening date
lifestyle destination.                             through the use of space, light,
                                                   colour, form and materials.                         through its enhanced value-add
                                                                                                                                                          8        Nicolway Bryanston Shopping Centre a
Hillary explains that: “An excellent                                                                   customer services, which have also
                                                                                                                                                                   foodie’s delight
fusion of international and local                  While visually inspiring, the internal              been refined as part of this
                                                                                                                                                          8        Investec Capital Markets refinances
trends is achieved through tenant                  refurbishment of Sandton City                       initiative,” points out Hillary.
                                                                                                                                                                   Growthpoint Properties BEE shareholder debt
mix. The completion of this extension              serves more than an aesthetic                                                                          MANAGEMENT
has amplified this to match, if not                function. It improves customer flow                 Modern, welcoming customer services
exceed, many of the finest                         by connecting the entire mall, by                   desks, secure gift voucher kiosks,                 9        Shopping centre management needs to meet

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           OUT AND ABOUT
international shopping experiences.”               means of a “loop” – which will link                 mother and child parking, customer-                         community needs
                                                   Edgars and Woolworths, through the                  friendly signage, state-of-the-art                 10       Mall Active assists SuperSport in scoring gold
With all the glitz of world-class                  new Protea Court.                                   security surveillance equipment,
shopping, it is almost impossible to                                                                   refurbished parking areas and an
believe that anything else could steal             “The new extension has been                         additional 1 000 parking bays                      11       Primall Media repositions
the show. But it does.                             effortlessly connected to the existing              continue the sophisticated and stylish             11       Engen drives eBucks through the malls with
                                                   mall and created a new level of                     shopping experience synonymous                              Primall Media
Sandton City’s extension is set under              interconnectedness and ease                         with the centre.                                   12       Red Pixel “fast tracks” OR Tambo offerings in
a dramatic 24-metre high steel roof                navigating through the mall – a                                                                                 Gautrain stations
structure inspired by the South                    welcome improvement for shoppers,”                  A strong focus on security has also                13       Primall Media takes brands to the mall
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African national flower, the protea.               notes Hillary.                                      been identified as a goal of the
                                                                                                       refurbishment, with an all round
The crowning glory is an innovative                In fact, Sandton City has become                    improvement in security throughout                 13       Former METRO FM Station Manager joins
African-first application of a new,                more connected in every way.                        the complex being achieved with the                         MallWorx
two-micron-thick eco-friendly, 100%                                                                    installation of state-of-the-art
recyclable, transparent material –                 Its new entrance, pinpointed at                     surveillance equipment.                            AWARDS

tipped as the second lowest energy                 Sandton’s ultimate position – the                                                                               Fruit and vegetable seller wins South African
co-efficient material in the world –               corner of Rivonia Road and Sandton                  “With its redevelopment, Sandton                            Breweries KickStart competition
used to cover this towering roof,                  Drive – creates a welcoming                         City has retained its position as the
offering full protection from the                  connection point for the increasing                 country’s premier retail and social                RETAIL
elements while welcoming light from                street-level interaction in the area,               destination while creating an                      15       New Visa prepaid product for developing
both sun and moon alike.                           especially with the Gautrain Sandton                enduring asset for South Africa                             countries
                                                   Station being on the adjacent city                  and its owners,” says Hillary.                     15       Luxury goods likely to buck current economic
The breathtaking roof of the Sandton               block, which has enlarged Sandton                   “Importantly, it also achieves                              downtrends
City Protea isn’t the only “green”                 City’s reach.                                       what customers have come to expect                 17       Nulaid’s new branding
ingredient to be added to Sandton                                                                      of Sandton City – the ultimate                     17       Mr Price has Nigeria in its growth plan
City through this innovative project.              Reflecting the spirit and urban                     shopping variety and experience
                                                   vibrancy of the node, a new open-air                on the continent.”                                 GREEN PAGES
“Green principles were used at all                                                                                                                        16       Government and developers have to work

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stages, from donating material                                                                                                                                     within environmental legislation to achieve
salvaged from demolition to worthy                                                                                                                                 sustainable development
causes or recycling; to green
building design and materials,                                                                                                                            OUT AND ABOUT
energy efficiencies and even                                                                                                                              18       Christmas of note
retrofitting the existing mall where                                                                                                                      19       Canal Walk Festive events 2011
viable,” says Hillary.                                                                                                                                    20       Chef in Stilettos cooking up a storm at
Carrying this feeling throughout                                                                                                                          20       Kids are back for more cake
Sandton City, the entire centre has
undergone an exciting refurbishment                                                                                                                       HOME PAGE
with abundant natural light and                                                                                                                           21       In my mind’s eye
modern finishes bringing it into the                                                                                                                      21       SACSC 2010 – 2011 Council
                                                     Dion Chang, Samuel Ogbu (CEO Liberty Properties), Sandton City Angel, Andrew Warren (Liberty Life)
future of shopping. The new design
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                   Sandton City’s

                   Sandton City’s expansion was launched at a glittering event on Wednesday, 9 November 2011 in the centre’s new Protea Court, prior to
                   its eagerly awaited opening to shoppers on Thursday, 10 November 2011. The icon of African urban luxury and sophistication, Sandton
                   City, has expanded and improved to enhance its leading position as the world-class, unrivalled shopping and rendezvous destination
                   for millions of local and international visitors as well as leading global and South African retail brands.

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                                                          Bruce Hemphill (CEO Lib                                                                 Deborah Wiertek (Sandton City), Sharon Swain (Sandton City), Li-Ju Huang,
                                                                                                                                                                        Glen Dixon (Sandton City)

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                                                                                                      Stephen Newton (MIH Group), Cheryl Ankrah (Liberty Properties), Maurice Mdlolo
                                                                                                          (Liberty Properties), Barbara Brom and Brendan Unterslak (Sandton City)

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Newcastle Mall on schedule

for opening
Excellent progress is being made on the construction of northern KZN’s premier regional shopping destination and with work
proceeding well ahead of schedule, the developers, Zenprop Property Holdings (Pty) Limited, are more than confident that they will
meet the March 2012 opening date for Newcastle Mall regional shopping centre.

“W    e look forward to delivering an
exceptional retail experience to shoppers
                                                   stop shopping destination and become the
                                                   regional shopping centre for northern KZN.
                                                                                                     Newcastle Mall will play home to
                                                                                                     several new and exciting food
                                                                                                     operators and retailers, signifying
through an overall comprehensive retail offering   In addition to the major retail chains other      a number of significant “firsts” for
in a modern, quality shopping environment,”        well-known national retailers – including         both the town and the region at
said Zenprop’s Divisional Director Greg Field.     Ackerman’s, Boardmans, Jet, CNA, Legit,           large. Mugg & Bean will open their
                                                   Clicks, Pep, Foschini, Markham, Total Sport,      first outlet in northern KZN, while
“Previously, the town’s limited and                Exact, American Swiss, @Home, Identity,           the popular Johannesburg-based
fragmented retail facilities, inadequate           Truworths, MTN, Vodacom, Cell C, Bargain          bistro-lounge, Cappello’s will bring
parking, and over-traded CBD meant that            Books, Mr Price Home, Mr Price Weekend,           a new flavour to town. The mall’s
shoppers were forced to travel long distances      Mr Price Sport – as well as major South African   vibrant food court will not only
to reach shopping malls in Pietermaritzburg,       banks, have committed to premises within the      feature a state-of-the-art Steers,               boutique-style outlets delivering the latest in
Durban, and Johannesburg,” said Field.             mall, and are bringing their new generation       Fish Aways and Debonairs combo store, but        fashion and accessories, as well as a
“However, come 29 March 2012, local                stores with all the latest fashions and trends.   there will also be a new generation Milky        specialised bridal boutique, the latest in eye

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shoppers will be able to experience all the                                                          Lane/Giramundo combo store providing             ware, luggage, hair and beauty products will
choice, quality, and convenience of a regional     According to Hildegarde Riphagen of               flamed grilled chicken and delectable ice        complete the Mall’s vibrant tenant mix.
mall, right here in Newcastle.”                    Zenprop’s Retail Leasing Division, leasing of     cream products. Rounding off the food and
                                                   the centre couldn’t have gone better. “The        beverage offering is SPUR, who will open their   “Newcastle Mall truly has something for
On completion in March 2012, Newcastle Mall        market has responded fantastically to the         second restaurant in Newcastle, and Wimpy,       everyone. Its design, orientation, location,
will comprise 93 stores spanning 38 000 m2 of      scheme, and with five months until opening,       who will relocate to the mall from the CBD.      and tenant mix have been carefully chosen
air-conditioned retail space. With an              we find ourselves in the fortunate position of                                                     and crafted so as to deliver on our shoppers’
exceptional line-up of leading South African       having only a handful of line-stores left to      Further new-comers to the region include         needs – and to exceed their expectations. We
major retail chains including Woolworths,          lease, which we are hoping to lease to some       Trappers Trading, Rage Shoes, Bargain Books,     have every faith that, come 29 March 2012,
Checkers, Game, Pick n Pay, and Edgars,            of the region’s local and independent             American Menswear Lifestyle, Street Gear,        our shoppers will not be disappointed,”
Newcastle Mall will offer a high-quality one-      operators,” she said.                             Studio 88 and Tekkie Town. Additional            concluded Mr Field.

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                   the retail
                   Actis is sub-Saharan Africa’s most experienced private equity real estate investor. Its latest development
                   Ikeja City Mall opens its doors this month.

                                                                                                      the five-screen Silverbird Cinema      a building that would hold
                                                                                                      and Shoprite.                          its own in Munich or
                                                                                                                                             Singapore. One Airport
                                                                                                      The positive power of capital          Square will be the greenest
                                                                                                      Speaking on behalf of Lagos State      office development in
                                                                                                      Governor Babatunde Fashola at the      Ghana and is setting a new
                                                                                                      groundbreaking ceremony for Ikeja      standard for real estate
                                                                                                      City Mall in June 2010, Ganiyu         in West Africa.
                                                                                                      Abiodun Johnson, Special Advisor
                                                                                                      on Works and Infrastructure said:      In terms of personnel,
                                                                                                      “Ikeja City Mall is a landmark         Actis’s presence in Africa
                                                                                                      project for Lagos. It will bring       is unmatched with a
                                                                                                      shops and services to the local        combined 60 years of
                                                                                                      community, it will boost the           investment experience in
                                                                                                      supply chain both locally and          real estate and 75 years of
                                                                                                      nationally, and it will create         experience in Africa. The
                                                                                                      significant job opportunities.”        skill sets of each team

                    Ikeja City Mall, Lagos
                                                                                                                                             member are highly
                                                                                                                                                                               Louis Deppe
                                                                                                      He continued: “This is the second      complementary,

                   I  t took London one hundred years
                   to grow from a city of one million
                                                             cinema. Bounded by access roads
                                                             on three sides of the property,
                                                             the five hectare site is ideally
                                                                                                      project of its kind which Actis has
                                                                                                      led in Lagos and I commend Actis
                                                                                                      and Paragon Holdings for the
                                                                                                                                             combining financial and
                                                                                                                                             private equity experience,
                                                                                                                                             with local real estate development        designers in the implementation of
                   to become the world’s first megacity      positioned for convenient parking        vision and drive they have shown       and hands-on asset management             green building guidelines.
                   of 10 million. Today, Lagos – just        and shopping.                            in getting this development off        capabilities. The real estate team is
                   like Delhi and Dhaka – is growing at                                               the ground. It is projects such as     fully supported by the full resources In addition to its in-house real
                   300 000 people per year. Its current      Actis believes that Ikeja City Mall      Ikeja City Mall which will help us     of Actis at both a global and local       estate team Actis operates three
                   population is 17 million.                 heralds the next step in West            secure a better future for the         level including the centralised           real estate development execution
                                                             Africa’s retail and leisure              citizens of Lagos.”                    Investment                                platforms. These regionally focused
                   This urbanisation explosion               revolution. There are 3,9 million                                               Committee, banking, finance and           businesses – Laurus Development

                   challenges basic infrastructure           potential customers living and           Actis’s work is guided by a            transaction support.                      Partners in West Africa, Mentor in
                   and services but also creates             working within an 8 km radius of         philosophy that capital invested in                                              East Africa and IOREC in Mauritius
                   tremendous opportunity. At the            the site and the mall also looks         the emerging markets can and           Actis real estate practitioners also      – are led by world-class real estate
                   last count, Johannesburg boasted          set to become a destination for          should be transformational for         rely heavily on the input of the          professionals. This strategy enables
                   75 A-grade shopping malls. Lagos          visitors to the city. In terms of        society. This ethos is called “the     in-house dedicated Environmental,         Actis to introduce the international
                   had just one – Actis-led                  local impact, the selling points         positive power of capital”. The fact   Social & Governance (ESG) team. In        capabilities necessary to address the
                   development, The Palms. This              of the mall are undeniable –             that Ikeja City Mall benefits the      November 2008, Actis issued               African real estate execution
                   month the number of shopping              access to a variety of branded local     local community living and working     sustainability guidelines for             challenge for the long term, while
                   malls in the city will double with        and international shops and              in its vicinity is of crucial          architects, designers and builders        supporting the transfer of skills
                   the opening of the Ikeja City Mall.       services, the boosting of the            importance to Actis’s overall          working on Actis projects. These          from developed markets to local
                   This $100 million development has         supply chain with 70% of goods           vision for this development.           include measures to increase energy African markets and vice versa,
                   been structured and financed by           sourced from local suppliers, and                                               efficiency, encourage quality and         hastening market expansion.
                   Actis, a pan-emerging markets             significant direct and indirect job      Louis Deppe, Director in the Real      decrease the environmental impact
                   fund focused on private equity,           opportunities with 1 000 jobs            Estate team at Actis comments:         of developments through their life        Ikeja City Mall opens on
                   energy and real estate and                created during the construction          “Actis is proud to unveil Ikeja City   cycle while optimising project,           14 December, in time for the
                   currently managing $4,6 billion for       phase and 900 jobs to follow             Mall on time and on budget. This is    equipment and operational costs. In Christmas shopping rush. With this

                   118 institutional investors.              post-construction.                       a project that demonstrates Actis’s    September 2009, the real estate           latest development, Actis seals its
                                                                                                      proven track record of delivering      team together with their ESG              reputation as sub-Saharan Africa’s
                   Today, Actis has over $1,5 billion        Actis’s strong local relationships       quality real estate for Nigeria.       colleagues and the South African          most experienced private equity
                   invested in Africa with 32 dedicated      helped identify and then accelerate                                             Green Building Council conducted a        real estate investor while providing
                   investment professionals at work          the Ikeja City Mall project. Thanks      “We believe that Actis’s real estate   two-day workshop in Johannesburg, a shopping and leisure destination
                   on the continent. Actis’s current         to its relationship with local partner   developments can have a                to assist African investment              that helps build a sustainable
                   real estate portfolio includes            Paragon Holdings, Actis was able to      profoundly positive impact in          professionals, architects and             future for Lagos.
                   investments in Nigeria, Tanzania,         identify a prime site in Alausa,         sub-Saharan Africa. Ikeja City Mall
                   Kenya, Ghana and Mauritius.               located in the heart of Ikeja, and       opens up a space for Nigerians to
                                                             with clean title. Actis then             work and relax and follows in the
                   Revitalising Ikeja                        leveraged its strong relationship        footsteps of Actis’s successful
                   Historically, Ikeja was the               with Stanbic to provide $48,6 million    developments of The Palms.”
                   traditional retail hub of Lagos but       of construction debt in 2009 at the
                   over time the area fell into              trough of the global economic crisis     An unrivalled team in Africa
                   disrepair: Ikeja City Mall, the largest   and despite highly challenging           Today, Actis sees the potential for
                   shopping and leisure development          market conditions.                       more than twenty new 25 000 m2

                   of its kind in Nigeria, promises to                                                retail and leisure developments in
                   restore that reputation.                  The Actis team appointed                 Nigeria and Ghana alone. The Actis
                                                             Westport as development managers         team has a strong track record in
                   The mall comprises 27 000 m2              and worked with the mall’s               the retail and leisure development
                   of gross built area and 23 000 m2         design experts to incorporate            sphere. Actis is the investor behind
                   of lettable area. The space               pioneering systems for increasing        Ghana’s first A-grade shopping mall,
                   accommodates over 100 shops               energy efficiency and reducing           Accra Mall, the Junction Mall in
                   including, KFC, Mr Price, Twice as        the mall’s carbon footprint.             Nairobi, as well as The Palms. The
                   Nice, Nike and Aldo. The design of        Broll Nigeria stepped in as letting      team is currently at work on One
                   the mall incorporates informal            agent for the mall, and anchor           Airport Square, a shopping and
                                                                                                                                                                                              One Airport Square, Accra
                   meeting places, a food hall and a         tenants were secured including           office complex in Accra, Ghana, and

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Edendale Mall – a boon for

The first official shopping mall for the Pietermaritzburg township of Edendale has been completed by contractor Aveng Grinaker-LTA.

J                                               Builders Association, as part of its

   ob creation, training and development        National Construction Safety
initiatives and community involvement were      Grading System, it received a Five Star
integral parts of this construction contract,   rating, which is the highest that can
notes Andrew Owens, managing director of        be achieved.
Aveng Grinaker-LTA Building. He explains that
the new Edendale Mall not only benefits the     The site where the mall now stands was
local community from a retail point of view,    previously occupied by a sports stadium.
but in terms of job creation – both during      It is located close to the Edendale Hospital,
and after construction. He says that Aveng      medical clinics, local schools and the
Grinaker-LTA employed more than                 Edendale Police Station. As the first mall
500 workers and local contractors from the      of its kind to be built in Edendale – which
community during the construction of the        has a current population of 300 000 – this
32 000 m2 shopping centre. Training was         development has been welcomed by the
provided in various construction disciplines.   local community. Owens elaborates:

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                                                “Historically Edendale was a repressed
“A total of 21 local employees received         and neglected township, with high levels
scaffold erection training from our             of poverty and unemployment, rapid                                   “Greater Edendale”, which will be a city          that this wetland would be rehabilitated,
New Germany training school,” Owens             population growth, lack of facilities and                            within a city.                                    and the developer and contractor worked
says. “Onsite training was also given           service. It was important that the                                                                                     with environmental specialists, the
to employees on the use of electric             developers had a total buy in from the                               The single-storey Edendale Mall offers an         Department of Parks and Recreation, the
hand tools, explosive power tools               local community.”                                                    underground taxi rank some 8 000 m2 in            Msunduzi Council and the Department of
and firefighting equipment. First                                                                                    size, as well as a vast expanse of open           Water Affairs, to ensure that this
aid training was also offered to                The new mall fits in with the Msunduzi                               parking accommodating 1 338 bays.                 commitment was met.
selected employees.”                            Municipality’s Greater Edendale Development                          A distinctive feature of the new centre is a
                                                Initiative, which aims to transform                                  24 000 m2 natural wetland which borders           The shopping centre has been primarily
Safety was a priority during the                Edendale from a township based on the                                the site. A bridge over this wetland is one       designed as an enclosed, internal mall, with
construction, and when this project             apartheid form of planning and                                       of the three access points to the mall.           a frontage that faces the parking area.
was evaluated by the KZN Master                 development into a high-quality area called                          A condition of the development deal was                                              to page 7

                                                                                                                        Blue Route Mall

                                                                                                                        B   FH de Jager Project Managers was
                                                                                                                        appointed Principal Agent/Project
                                                                                                                                                                       According to Burgert de Jager of BFH
                                                                                                                                                                       de Jager Project Managers a development
                                                                                                                                                                       project of this magnitude demands
                                                                                                                        Manager for the construction of the new        disciplined teamwork involving
                                                                                                                        Blue Route Mall in Tokai, Cape Town.           extensive planning, organising,
                                                                                                                        Planning of the New Centre started early       quantifying the resources needed, and
                                                                                                                        in 2004 when Fountainhead Properties’          determining budgets and timelines to
                                                                                                                        market research identified that the local      bring about the successful completion

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                                                                                                                        market had evolved substantially and that      of specific goals and objectives. “It
                                                                                                                        this area had matured to an extent that        also includes managing the
                                                                                                                        an entirely new kind of retail and lifestyle   implementation of the project plan,
                                                                                                                        facility has become appropriate and            along with operating regular controls to
                                                                                                                        indeed in demand.                              ensure that there is accurate and
                                                                                                                                                                       objective information on performance
                                                                                                                        The development will provide the current       relative to the plan,” says de Jager.
                                                                                                                        loyal customers and tenants with an            It’s clear that developing a shopping
                                                                                                                        aesthetically pleasing modern mall,            centre is not a one-man show – it takes
                                                                                                                        which will stand proud amongst other           a team of committed and capable
                                                                                                                        malls in the Western Cape. The new             people to get the job done. The team
                                                                                                                        56 600 m2 GLA retail centre,                   under the leadership of BFH de
                                                                                                                        accommodating eight new cinemas, a             Jager Project Managers consists of
                                                                                                                        magnificent glazed food court                  14 organisations from areas throughout
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                                                                                                                        overlooking the panoramic views of the         South Africa.
                                                                                                                        Constantiaberg Mountains, has been
                                                                                                                        designed. The two levels of retail will be     BFH de Jager Project Managers has
                                                                                                                        anchored by a new 5 000 m2 Woolworths          been actively involved on this
                                                                                                                        and a 4 000 m2 Edgars, both trading from       property since 2000, giving the old mall
                                                                                                                        two levels. The existing Checkers/             a much-needed facelift. In 2004 we
                                                                                                                        Hyperama will be upgraded and retained.        provided a new parking deck,
                                                                                                                        The parking layout has been massively          refurbished the malls and converted
                                                                                                                        simplified with free on-grade parking          the lower ground floor area into a new
                                                                                                                        provided directly in front of the mall’s       shopping mall with line shops and in
                                                                                                                        two main entrances. Undercover parking         2008 large sections of roofing was
                                                                                                                        with dedicated escalators accessing the        replaced over the existing Checkers
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                                                                                                                        mall is also provided.                         Hypermarket area of 15 000 m2.

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Middelburg Mall 95%                                                                                                              let,

Middelburg Mall, poised to be Mpumalanga’s premier shopping destination, is already 95% let, well before its opening date of 19 April
2012 – even though the developers have increased the GLA from the 34 000 m2 originally planned, to 43 555 m2.

T  he mall, located off the busy N4
highway, enjoys access via both the
                                         providing even more choice for
                                         fashion shoppers.

Fontein Street offramp and the           A new FNB branch joins the other
Tswelopele Avenue.                       major banks in providing a
                                         comprehensive selection of
Flanagan & Gerard Property               banking outlets.
Development and Investment, in
partnership with the Moolman             As for food choices, there’s
Group, are driving the development.      something for everyone –
                                         whether shoppers are looking for
“Strong retailer demand prompted         a family outing or a snack
us to expand the size of the mall to     while shopping.
allow for a tenant mix of 94 stores,”

                                                                                                                                                                                 HOT & HAPPENING
says Patrick Flanagan of developer       Family favourite Wimpy, Mugg &
Flanagan & Gerard.                       Bean and the ever-popular
                                         Steers are all opening in the mall,
                                                                                 Latest aerial photograph of the progress of Middelburg Mall
“The mix is built on a strong base       as are Debonairs, Fishaways
of national retailers, including         and Giramundo.
Checkers, Woolworths, Edgars,
Pick n Pay and Game.”                    Services for shoppers are well
                                         covered too, with two local
Middelburg Mall is set to provide        optometrists locating their practices
a comprehensive retail                   to the mall, along with two local
destination for the fast-growing         hairdressers and a Perfect 10 nail
and increasingly affluent                and body studio.
population of both Middleburg
itself, as well as surrounding areas     And of course there are specialty
like Dullstroom, Machadodorp,            stores to provide expert products
Ermelo and Steelpoort.                   and services.

Leases have recently been signed         Raslo Music specialises in musical
with a number of high-profile            instruments and equipment, while
retailers.                               Kanhym Meat Deli provides quality
                                         services and meats.
With a strong base of major
retailers, including Mr Price Home,      The developers remain conscious of
Clicks, Musica, Pep, Incredible          the strong, steady demand from
Connection, Truworths, Foschini,         retailers being enjoyed by the mall.
Sportscene, Markham, Total Sports,
Exact @Home, CNA, Miladys, Cape          “We have built in expansion
Union Mart, Donna Claire, Identity,      potential at Middelburg Mall
Queenspark, Bargain Books, Torga,        that could see GLA increase to

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and Legit.                               more than 50 000 m2 if demand
                                         continues at its current pace,”
Galaxy, NWJ, Sterns and ASJ              says Jannie Moolman of the
Jewellers will take space in the mall,   Moolman Group.

From page 5: Edendale Mall – a boon for
Edendale shoppers and community
 It comprises a diverse tenant mix,      merchandise providers, which
 from national and regional              creates an interactive, fluid
 retailers to independent retailers      experience for shoppers, with no
 and service providers. Owens says       visual barriers between shoppers
 that it caters for varied shopping      and merchandise.
 experiences and addresses the
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 needs of the surrounding community.     The mall’s superstructure comprises
 “The mall boasts attractive,            a steel-framed building with brick
 distinctive store designs, to create    infill and a sheeted roof. Concrete
 a shopping environment that             used on the project totalled 11 000
 appeals to shoppers. It’s a centre      m3. Some 4,1 million bricks were
 that has been designed to deliver       utilised along with 17 300 m2 of
 high quality for consumers and          formwork.
 tenants alike,” he adds.
                                         Aveng Grinaker-LTA is a subsidiary
 The internalised mall walkway           of the Aveng Group, the largest
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 serves as a secure and protected        infrastructure development group
 link between service and                listed on the JSE.

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                   Nicolway Bryanston
                   Shopping Centre

                   A fresh take on restaurants and food
                   shopping will make Nicolway Bryanston
                   Shopping Centre a favourite foodie
                                                                                 N     ot only will the centre be home to
                                                                                 three supermarkets – including SA’s
                   destination when it opens for trade in                        first new-concept Woolworths
                                                                                 supermarket – it will also offer a
                   April 2012.                                                   carefully selected range of hand-picked
                                                                                 restaurants and coffee shops with an
                                                                                 emphasis on quality and personal service.

                                                                                 Located in upscale Bryanston with
                                                                                 direct access from William Nicol Drive,
                                                                                 the 23 000 m2 Nicolway Bryanston
                                                                                 centre will offer more variety than any

                                                                                 other centre.

                                                                                 “We believe that one of the centre’s                                                        Aerial views of Nicolway Bryanston
                                                                                 biggest draw cards is the extensive                                                    Shopping Centre Bryanston Johannesburg
                                                                                 food offering, across restaurants,
                                                                                 cafes, specialty food, supermarkets and      For a quick snack, shoppers can pop          “Nicolway Bryanston Shopping
                                                                                 delis,” says owner Martin Rodrigues of       into Melt or Tshuhudu Biltong.               Centre has been designed to offer
                                                                                 the Rodrigues Group.                                                                      convenient retail with a vibrant
                                                                                                                              “Nicolway Bryanston Shopping                 tenant mix in an exceptional setting,”
                                                                                 Restaurants Red Rabbit, Liquorice, Turn      Centre’s food offering doesn’t               says Patrick Flanagan of Flanagan &
                                                                                 ‘n Tender, the popular Col’Cacchio           end with restaurants,” adds                  Gerard, development managers for
                                                                                 Pizzeria which will be relocating from its   Rodrigues.                                   the project.

                                                                                 current Bryanston location and Fishmonger
                                                                                 are all poised to open their doors.          “Whether you’re a foodie or not, you         “Our emphasis lies squarely on
                                                                                                                              will find what you need at one of our        providing quality and personal service,
                                                                                 Boutique café Tashas, Fego Caffe,            supermarkets.”                               something that is evident in the
                                                                                 Woolworths Café, and the Food Lovers                                                      selection of stores and restaurants,”
                                                                                 Cafe will round out the offering for         In addition to the 3 200 m2                  notes Rodrigues.
                                                                                 local foodies.                               Woolworths supermarket, a
                                                                                                                              2 200 m2 Food Lovers Market                  Best of all, shoppers will be able
                                                                                 “All restaurants are owner-operated,         and a 3 500 m2 Checkers will                 to take advantage of ample
                                                                                 with the owners on the trading floor,”       provide even more choice for                 on-grade parking for both levels
                                                                                 says Rodrigues.                              food shoppers.                               of retail.

                                                                                  Investec Capital Markets refinances Growthpoint
                                                                                  Properties BEE shareholder debt

                                                                                  T   he AMU Trust, Growthpoint
                                                                                  Properties Limited’s largest BEE
                                                                                                                              “Investec welcomed the opportunity
                                                                                                                              to participate in the funding and
                                                                                                                              structuring of the transaction,
                                                                                                                                                                          Rick Lupini of Investec Capital
                                                                                                                                                                          Markets in Cape Town.

                                                                                  shareholder, has refinanced debt            enabling AMU to take advantage              Norbert Sasse, Chief Executive Officer
                                                                                  raised in 2005 to fund the acquisition      of the lower interest rate                  of Growthpoint Properties Limited
                                                                                  of 100 million Growthpoint Properties       environment, provide funding                pointed out that AMU continues to
                                                                                  linked units as part of the company’s       flexibility and value extraction,” said     own 100 million Growthpoint linked
                                                                                  landmark BEE transaction.                                                               units and that the BEE consortium has
                                                                                                                                                                          also extracted cash as a result of the
                                                                                  Investec Capital Markets has provided                                                   debt refinancing. “We are pleased that
                                                                                  R888,5 million of funding to settle the                                                 the beneficiaries of the AMU Trust
                                                                                  existing banks’ exposure and to                                                         were able to realise value from their
                                                                                  partially reduce Growthpoint’s                                                          investment, and that we’ve been able
                                                                                  mezzanine debt participation from                                                       to distribute a portion of the Trust’s
                                                                                  R500 million to R200 million, thereby                                                   existing cash resources to them. We
                                                                                  repaying R300 million to Growthpoint.                                                   continue to value the support and

                                                                                  This is being provided as a four-year                                                   involvement of our BEE partners,”
                                                                                  capital bullet facility.                                                                noted Sasse.

                                                                                  The AMU Trust owns approximately                                                        The AMU trustees commented: “The
                                                                                  5,7% of Growthpoint Properties,                                                         refinance parameters provide the
                                                                                  worth approximately R1,8 billion,                                                       AMU Trust with a more flexible
                                                                                  and represents the interests of                                                         structure to utilise surplus cash,
                                                                                  Amabubesi Investments, Miganu                                                           reduce the overall cost of funding and
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                                                                                  Investment Holdings and Unipalm               Norbert Sasse, CEO of Growthpoint         allow for upfront and semi-annual
                                                                                  Investment Holdings.                                      Properties                    distribution of cash to beneficiaries.”

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Shopping centre management

Currently second tier economies such as rural and township areas offer plum opportunities for shopping centres
because of saturation in traditional upmarket areas.

H    owever, centre owners need to be aware
that the way shopping centres are managed
                                                   interaction. Alongside the CLO, centre
                                                   management needs to market their stores to
                                                   the surround community to further facilitate
                                                                                                    do these new centres change traffic flow
                                                                                                    and shopping trends they can also be a
                                                                                                    catalyst for further new residential
in second tier economy areas is different. “In     and create trust.”                               developments in these areas,” says Souris.
the 90s, shopping centres built in second tier
economy areas were constructed without             Souris adds that it is critical shopping         There has often been speculation that
input from the surrounding communities, this       centres also improve the surrounding             these centres have a negative effect on
often resulted in vandalism or general             infrastructure and positively facilitate         local businesses, but Souris disagrees,
boycotts of the centre.                            informal traders. “All business environments     “Local businesses that offer perishable
                                                   are dynamic and subject to change, what          goods generally maintain their businesses
“Today, surrounding communities are very           makes a successful entrepreneur is the ability   and value add for consumers and
involved in the building of new shopping           to predict and adapt positively to such          continue to prosper because they offer
centres and this trend continues                   change. Jabulani shopping centre is one of       convenience, and are in prime locations
throughout the life span of the centre.            the larger centres in Soweto and the retail      suitable for walking.
A strong community involvement will                potential of the site is estimated at

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help in your centre’s success but it is            R615 million. The centre’s popularity has        “Investors and retailers need to be aware
management intensive,” says Mark Souris,           changed driving and walking habits of            that while your average spend per head
Managing Director of Periscopic, a                 the surrounding communities and now              might be lower in these areas, there are
leading retail and commercial property             there are new roads where hundreds of            higher numbers of potential shoppers
management company.                                informal traders have sprung up to take          which exceeds traditional market spend.
                                                   advantage of the passing foot traffic.           Consumers in second tier economies are
“The most crucial factor is a good community                                                        just as brand savvy and want to shop
liaison officer (CLO) who is the centre’s ‘face’   “Other shopping centres that have had            where they receive not only value for
in the community. A good CLO is able to            similar effects on their communities are         money, but also seek service and a fulfilling
glean information from the community be it         Diepsloot Mall, Pan African in Alexandra         shopping experience, but not at the               Mark Souris, Managing Director
rural or a township through continuous             and Phumulani Mall in Tembisa. Not only          expense of their community.”                              of Periscopic

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                                                                           Mall Active assists

                                                                           The Supersport Goalmouth campaign which saw potential soccer commentators battling
                                                                           it out to be chosen as the next SuperSport SuperDiski presenter in an “Idols” type of
                                                                           in-mall contest, has been awarded a Gold medal at the Promax Awards for the Most
                                                                           Outstanding Marketing Initiative.

                                                                                                                                                               power of shopping mall activations
                                                                                                                                                               correctly engaging with a brand’s target
                                                                                                                                                               market should never be underestimated.
                                                                                                                                                               This award proves how effective a well
                                                                                                                                                               thought out mall activation can be as
                                                                                                                                                               part of an award winning campaign.”

                                                                                                                                                               Travis adds, “The one-of-a-kind sound
                                                                                                                                                               booth featured full SuperSport branding
                                                                                                                                                               and was kitted out with state-of-the-art
                                                                                                                                                               recording equipment to simulate a
                                                                                                                                                               real broadcast recording experience.
                                                                                                                                                               Contestants were required to commentate
                                                                                                                                                               for one minute on a major soccer
                                                                                                                                                               match shown on a screen, while being
                                                                                                                                                               recorded live. The feed then crossed to a
                                                                                                                                                               judging panel that reviewed the talent
                                                                                                                                                               and scored the potential commentators.

                                                                                                                                                               We’re delighted to have been recognised
                                                                                                                                                               for our innovation and the impact that
                                                                                                                                                               our in-mall activations are having

                                                                           T  he annual Promax Africa awards
                                                                           recognise excellence in on-air
                                                                                                                     debut their presenting and commentary
                                                                                                                     skills. The booth toured to five
                                                                                                                     upmarket, high foot traffic shopping
                                                                                                                                                               around the country.”

                                                                                                                                                               Luyanda Peter, Senior Marketing
                                                                           promotion, branding and advertising,      centres including Canal Walk, Mimosa      Manager SuperSport International,
                                                                           with winners recognised as the best on    Mall, Menlyn Park, Maponya Mall and       states: “It was great working with Mall
                                                                           the continent. Promax is the world’s      Gateway Mall over a five-week period,     Active on this initiative. This was the
                                                                           premier association of promotion          to capture consumer attention and rally   first time SuperSport has embarked on
                                                                           and marketing professionals in            candidates who have what it takes to be   this type of event in a shopping mall
                                                                           electronic media.                         the next SuperDiski commentator.          and it was an even bigger success than
                                                                                                                                                               we expected. The success of this
                                                                           In partnership with in-mall activation    Travis Brown, Head of Activations at      campaign through Mall Active led to the

                                                                           specialist Mall Active, a subsidiary of   Mall Active says, “Congratulations to     equally successful Lady Rugga and
                                                                           Unlimited, the campaign engaged           everyone involved in this campaign. It    Gladdebeck competitions, where we
                                                                           shoppers around the country through       was an awesome event which saw over       embarked on the search for SuperSport’s
                                                                           its travelling SuperSport SuperDiski      3 000 contestants auditioning in the      next female and male rugby presenters
                                                                           sound booth, enabling consumers to        booth over a period of 17 days. The       in a similar vein.”

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Primall Media

This month, Unlimited’s leading LSM A shopping centre advertising specialist, Primall Media, evolves its identity and relaunches
to the advertising industry under its new “Only the Best” positioning. Through its new strategy, Primall will be working even
harder at providing advertisers with the most advanced, creative media offerings and exceptional service across its network
of upper end mall platforms.

T  he Primall Media brand and its in-mall
media offerings are now firmly entrenched in
                                                 and renew advertising partnerships year on
                                                 year, our sophisticated media platforms in
                                                 upper end environments clearly work.”
                                                                                                   The division has launched a world-class digital
                                                                                                   positioning at Sandton City, consisting of
                                                                                                   high-end video walls, skyscrapers, 55 inch
                                                                                                                                                     with mall property owners and this has
                                                                                                                                                     translated into the exclusive advertising
                                                                                                                                                     rights we enjoy in the upper LSM malls in
29 premium malls across the country, and                                                           touch screens and double sided 55 inch            our national portfolio.
have over the years been media partners to       As leaders in the LSM A mall advertising          screens at the V&A Waterfront.
top clients including ABSA, American Express,    space, Primall Media reinforces that it is                                                          “Cultivating success starts at home,”
Cell C, Clinique, DSTV, etv, FNB, Gold Coin,     dedicated to providing advertisers with a         Molefi Moloantoa, divisional CEO of               explains Lee, “the team continue to feel
MasterCard, Samsung, Unilever and Visa to        clearly defined offering, focusing only           Unlimited adds, “At Primall Media we look to      excited about putting advertisers in touch
name a few. Lee Curtis, Primall’s Executive      on premium malls throughout South                 bring to market bigger and better traditional     with lucrative retail markets, knowing how
Head of Sales and Marketing comments, “If        Africa. The advent and development of             and digital advertising platforms, for greater    powerful communication in the last retail
we sold wine, we’d stick to Champagne!”          the digital advertising arena has also opened     impact for our advertisers. We certainly have     mile can be.”
                                                 new doors through which the Primall               set the bar high for ourselves as we aim to
Primall’s new positioning strategy draws upon    innovators will achieve great success for         live up to our new credo of ‘Only the Best’,      Primall Media believes that the most
its seven years’ experience in the upper end     its advertisers and differentiate its offerings   by providing the best service and offerings.”     important aspect of its new positioning

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retail advertising arena, and uses its refined   in the market.                                                                                      relates to its staff. Both frontline and support
insights to strategically align clientéle with                                                     “Our secondary slogan is ‘Get what you            staff are embracing an attitude of superior
the exclusive upmarket retail spaces in which    Poised to change the landscape of advertising     deserve’ and we believe that our clients          service to all its clients. “This is not to say
it dominates advertising rights. “How we         in the mall environment, Primall is               deserve ‘Only the Best’, from our team and        that we are perfect, but simply that the
think, look and act is driven by a desire to     introducing new digital platforms in key          our targeted media environments,” adds Lee.       client’s best interests are top of mind. We
provide advertising channels which are above     locations within its mall network, moving         “This commitment starts with our offering of      are striving for the best in work ethic and
par in aesthetics, execution and                 in line with global retail trends and             premium advertising options in the finest         media owner service and are fully committed
effectiveness,” says Lee. “Judging by how        boosting the media standards of the spaces        malls, in which we target premium                 to this ongoing process of refinement,”
many of our advertisers extend campaigns         in which it trades.                               consumers. We have excellent relationships        concludes Lee.

Engen drives eBucks

Engen and FNB rewards programme eBucks have partnered with
Unlimited’s subsidiary Primall Media to execute a national retail
advertising campaign, urging shoppers to use their eBucks points
to purchase fuel at participating Engen garages.

D    riven by Engen’s strategy partner Jamie
Matthews of Page Three Media and creative
from Draft FCB, Engen is dominating the

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banking zones of LSM A shopping malls Canal
Walk, Gateway and Sandton City. Making use
of Primall’s branded Escalators, Lift Banners
and Hanging Banners, Engen reminds clients
of the eBucks value-add benefit.

“Given the expense of fuel today, this latest
promotion offering relief to the consumer is a

                                                 great concept by Engen and partners. The
                                                 retail environment is the perfect fit for the
                                                 communication as it’s delivered during a
                                                 time when millions of consumers are using
                                                 their credit cards and earning eBucks. It’s
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                                                 bound to be a success,” says Lee Curtis
                                                 of Primall Media.
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                   Red Pixel “fast tracks”
                   OR Tambo

                   Recently established design and creative agency, Red Pixel, has been commissioned by ACSA to conceptualise and design the
                   “Keep Discovering ORTIA” campaign, aimed at dispelling the perception of expensive merchandise.

                                                                                                         R    ed Pixel, headed by Mark Powell,
                                                                                                         and a division of the Primedia Lifestyle
                                                                                                                                                              transportation. This provided us with a
                                                                                                                                                              targeted media platform aimed at the
                                                                                                                                                              consumers that we wanted to reach, with
                                                                                                         family, specialises in conception,                   minimal media wastage. With the addition
                                                                                                         design and rollout of creative campaigns             of the Pretoria link, more people now
                                                                                                         for leading shopping malls in South                  have access to OR Tambo and to a wide
                                                                                                         Africa, including the Airports Company               variety of brands and products which can
                                                                                                         South Africa (ACSA).                                 be purchased.”

                                                                                                         “Keep discovering ORTIA” was conceptualised          According to Red Pixel, the creative
                                                                                                         to create awareness amongst the                      merged the placement of the media
                                                                                                         general public, tourists and travellers              platforms within the stations to the various

                                                                                                         using the Gautrain, to ensure it is the              Gautrain destinations with an overall
                                                                                                         preferred method of transportation                   message that the consumer could easily
                                                                                                         to and from OR Tambo International,                  identify with.
                                                                                                         and to reiterate the airport as a
                                                                                                         viable and cost-effective alternative                The Gautrain creative displays a zipper,
                                                                                                         shopping destination.                                which represents the Gautrain tracks,
                                                                                                                                                              which opens to reveal a world of offerings
                                                                                                         Red Pixel’s Mark Powell comments, “The               available at OR Tambo, ranging from
                                                                                                         Gautrain is already popular amongst people           fast foods to world-class brands such
                                                                                                         travelling to OR Tambo, and growing in               as Ferrari and Prada; all accessible in
                                                                                                         popularity as a viable means of public               under 15 minutes.

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                                                                                                        SYNERGY IS A GREEN SYSTEM
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                                                                                                        developed in South Africa specifically for the construction industry.

                                                                                                        S  ynergy is GREEN and goes a long way to
                                                                                                        achieving the paperless office, reducing printing
                                                                                                                                                              The notifications that get sent out to the
                                                                                                                                                              specified user groups notifies the team of any
                                                                                                                                                              additional or new information that has been
                                                                                                        and storage costs. If a drawing is required, you      issued by the professional team and it makes the

                                                                                                        simply download and print. An area can be             relevant contractor aware of the new details.
                                                                                                        enlarged and printed to A3 instead of to large
                                                                                                        A0 drawings.                                          I would recommend the use of Synergy to
                                                                                                                                                              anyone who would like to track the progress
                                                                                                        With all project information stored, categorised      and information easily, and I am confident that
                                                                                                        and indexed on the web, users can access              the system can be used not only for
                                                                                                        drawings, programmes, CI’s, minutes, photos,          construction projects, but any other business
                                                                                                        reports, etc, at a touch of a button from             projects.” Douglas Whitehead . . . Coffey
                                                                                                        anywhere in the world, 24/7. Instant drawing          Projects
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                                                                                                                                                              The fees are low and when Synergy is
                                                                                                        TESTIMONIALS                                          implemented the savings and benefits will more
                                                                                                        “Davis Langdon has used the Synergy system on         than cover the cost thereof. For example:
                                                                                                        numerous projects. It is a user friendly, efficient   • project efficiency increases dramatically as
                                                                                                        and effective system that creates a central               the team have immediate access to all
                                                                                                        repository for documents while also forming a             information
                                                                                                        foundation for discipline in communication            • reduced printing and paper costs resulting

                                                                                                        between the professional team and contractor.             in savings on disbursements
                                                                                                        It is a cost effective solution that contributes to   • no courier charges for sending drawings
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                                                                                                        project.” Martin Meinesz . . . Davis Langdon          • potential savings resulting from the
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                                                                                                        issuing of information quick and simple.              or contact Thern Robert on 083 303 2299

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Primall Media

As a means of brand communication, advertising in busy shopping
centres has been a long-term strategy for many of
Primall Media’s advertisers.

“A   s an advertising environment, the
shopping mall is a lifestyle convergent point
                                                   “It has become a weekly lifestyle destination,
                                                   not only for shopping, but also as a means of
                                                   entertainment and a venue to interact and
for South Africans,” says Primall’s Lee Curtis.    meet with family and friends. Consumers are

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                                                                                                    known to spend an average of three hours      advertising is a new marketing concept for
                                                                                                    per visit, which is one reason why the mall   iWYZE,” says Lee. “The client has signed up
                                                                                                    space is so attractive to advertisers, who    our escalator branding product as part of a
                                                                                                    promote anything from cosmetics right         broader iWYZE brand awareness campaign, in
                                                                                                    through to insurance products.”               Chatsworth Centre, Natal.”

                                                                                                    A case in point is Primall Media’s latest     The campaign will run for three months and
                                                                                                    advertiser iWYZE, Old Mutual’s short-term     establishes ownership of strategic zones in
                                                                                                    insurance division, which has enlisted the    the centre, effectively engaging 1,3 million
                                                                                                    assistance of the Unlimited division. “Mall   shoppers per month.

New appointments

Former METRO FM Station
Manager joins MallWorx
Matona Sakupwanya has                                            she has the ability to drive
been appointed as General                                        MallWorx forward to

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Manager of MallWorx. This                                        become the leading middle-
new Unlimited division                                           income mall advertising
offers brands a specialised                                      company in South Africa.”
ambient media platform
targeted at the growing                                         According to Unlimited,
middle-income market who                                        Matona’s across-the-board
frequently traverse the mall                                    proficiency in sales and
environment.                                                    marketing, brand
                                                                management, operations,
With over 15 years’                                             finance and stakeholder
experience in the marketing,                                    relations further secured
communication and                                               her appointment at the
advertising fields, Matona joins the              new subsidiary.
MallWorx team to launch the business
and drive its overall strategic and               Matona says, “It’s both an exciting and
operational direction.                            challenging opportunity offered to me by
                                                  Unlimited. I was instantly drawn to the
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Prior to her appointment, Matona was              company as it targets a market segment
employed by the SABC for 12 years where           that I am passionate about, and familiar
she was the first woman to head up METRO          with, having worked across it for the
FM. Her tenure at the station, the largest        majority of my career. The opportunity
commercial platform of its kind in South          to create impactful brand opportunities
Africa, cemented Matona’s insights into the       with clients and agencies within the retail
middle LSM consumer.                              space is endless, I’m thrilled to be part of
                                                  the team.”
Unlimited’s Divisional CEO Molefi
Moloantoa comments, “Based on Matona’s            Matona holds a Bachelor Social Sciences
extensive experience with the middle-             degree from the University of Durban
income market, the fit between her                Westville, an Advertising diploma from the
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expertise and MallWorx’s vision and               AAA and a Strategic Brand Management
offering was obvious to us. We’re confident       diploma from Vega.

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                   Fruit and vegetable                                                                                                             seller

                   A 24-year-old woman who runs a fruit and vegetable supply company from her Durban home is the KwaZulu-Natal winner of
                   the 2011 South African Breweries (SAB) KickStart competition banking R140 000 in prize money!

                   M      asibonge Mthethwa opened
                   her business, Frutee Belliez, in
                                                           Durban last night. Lindukuthula
                                                           Mkhize (32) of Beauty Zone in
                                                           Richards Bay walked off with the
                                                                                                  most popular product and we
                                                                                                  supply large quantities to caterers.
                                                                                                  We are also looking at the
                                                                                                                                          “I started adjudicating in the
                                                                                                                                          KickStart competition in 2009 and
                                                                                                                                          through the years have seen a
                                                                                                                                                                                 “All those who have participated
                                                                                                                                                                                 have won one way or another with
                                                                                                                                                                                 the training course giving them
                   Hillary in 2009 and it has flourished   R100 000 second prize while            restaurant market and down the          remarkable all round improvement       guidance on how to run their
                   to the extent that it now needs         Ntsoaki Phali (30) of Beyond Ability   line plan to expand into to hospitals   in the entrants who are now            businesses,” said Mkwanazi. “It was
                   bigger premises and capital             Talent Solutions also in Richards      and boarding schools.”                  presenting some unique                 wonderful to see the passion of

                   equipment. Winning the regional         Bay was third winning R90 000 and                                              ideas, focusing on niche               each of these candidates come
                   event will allow Mthethwa to buy a      Ntokozo Ntuli (29) of NT Design        One of the judges, Absa Business        markets and are passionate about       through – and SAB have given
                   desperately needed refrigerated         Box in Pinetown won fourth prize       Bank’s Area Manager for central         they are doing.                        these people the skill to succeed
                   truck and move the business into        of R50 000.                            Durban, Ignatia Kunene, said it was                                            through this programme.”
                   the Umlazi Industrial Park . . . and                                           very encouraging to see the mindset     “This year we have seen a positive
                   then the sky’s the limit!               Mthethwa says selling packs of         of the youth changing from the          trend where the young                  SAB launched the KickStart
                                                           fresh fruit and fresh and frozen       usual position of job seekers to one    entrepreneurs, despite operating       programme in 1995 as a poverty
                   Four winners were announced at          vegetables is the core business of     of job creators – from being            emerging businesses, are already       alleviation programme, but it
                   the KickStart awards function in        Frutee Belliez. “Fruit salad is our    employees to becoming employers!        engaging with big corporations for     has subsequently become a
                                                                                                                                          business deals and approaching         platform to stimulate sustainable
                                                                                                                                          Government institutions for            enterprise development.
                                                                                                                                          possible funding,” said Kunene.        Specifically, KickStart promotes

                                                                                                                                                                                 business awareness through
                                                                                                                                          “This is a fantastic competition       training, supplying grants as
                                                                                                                                          which has helped so many               start-up capital and providing
                                                                                                                                          entrepreneurs over the years to        post-training mentorship and
                                                                                                                                          kick start their businesses. I feel    assistance during the setting up
                                                                                                                                          there is still a lot of potential      phase of the business.
                                                                                                                                          among entrepreneurs in non-Metro
                                                                                                                                          areas and SAB needs to perhaps         Nationally the programme has since
                                                                                                                                          look at partnering with SMME           its inception supported more
                                                                                                                                          development organisations in           than 22 800 young entrepreneurs
                                                                                                                                          those areas to get more entries,”      handing out grants worth
                                                                                                                                          she added.                             R67 million which has resulted
                                                                                                                                                                                 in the creation or growth of
                                                                                                                                          Another judge, Department of           3 200 business each employing an
                                                                                                                                          Economic Development’s Eric            average of around seven people.
                                                                                                                                          Mkwanazi, said it was the first time

                                                                                                                                          he had been invited onto the           More than 83% of SAB KickStarters
                                                                                                                                          adjudicating panel and the finalists   have reported that their
                                                                                                                                          who he described as wonderful          businesses are growing, and the
                                                                                                                                          people with some brilliant business    turnover of KickStart businesses
                                                                                                                                          ideas had impressed him.               has increased by an average of
                                                                                                                                                                                 375%. Almost one-third supply
                                Pictured with the winner of the 2001 SA Breweries regional award Masibonge Mthethwa of                    “I believe the SAB KickStart           goods and services to SAB.
                                                        Frutee Belliez (fourth from left) is from left:                                   programme is excellent – it’s a pity   Many of these enterprises have
                         Arts, Sports, Culture & Recreation MEC, Weziwe Thusi, Environmental Affairs & Rural Development MEC,             there are not more companies out       grown into multi-million rand
                              Mrs LydiaJohnson, MEC for Education Senzo Mchunu, Masibonge Mthethwa Kickstart Winner,                      there able to offer entrepreneurs      organisations employing a
                     First Lady, Dr May Mkhize and Executive Director of Corporate Affairs and Transformation, Dr Vincent Maphai          such a start.                          significant amount of people.

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New Visa prepaid product

for developing countries
Visa has announced a significant step to bringing access to secure financial services and electronic
payments to consumers in developing countries by introducing a new product serving the needs of
unbanked and under-banked consumers.

T  he new product, a Visa prepaid account
that can be accessed through a mobile
                                                 Today, more than one hundred mobile money
                                                 programs provide consumers in developing
                                                 countries with basic financial services, with
                                                                                                 “Reaching consumers who have previously
                                                                                                 lacked access to formal financial services
                                                                                                 with secure and reliable electronic payments
                                                                                                                                                  value-adding services to the growing
                                                                                                                                                  population of mobile phone users in
                                                                                                                                                  our markets.
phone, offers consumers in developing            several more being planned by mobile            is finally a reality,” said Jim McCarthy, head
countries a secure, reliable, globally           network operators and financial institutions.   of product for Visa Inc.                         “And as the appetite for mobile technology
interoperable electronic payment account.        Visa’s new product will enhance the security,                                                    grows, MTN is excited to be at the forefront
                                                 scale and interoperability of these mobile      “Mobile technology has become the                of providing millions of our customers with
MTN Group, a leading telecommunications          money programs, while extending their           single most important driver of financial        such important product innovations,” said
provider in Africa and the Middle East, plans    payment functionality by enabling account       inclusion that is enabling financial             Christian de Faria, MTN Group Chief
to offer the new Visa product to MTN Mobile      holders to send funds to each other, send and   institutions, mobile network operators           Commercial Officer.
Money customers across its markets. As part      receive international remittances, make         and Visa to connect unbanked

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          HOT & HAPPENING
of the launch, the new product will be           purchases at merchants or online where Visa     consumers to each other and the                  Developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin
available to customers in Nigeria and Uganda.    is accepted or withdraw funds at a Visa ATM.    global economy.”                                 America are among the first target markets
                                                                                                                                                  for Visa’s new mobile-based prepaid product.
                                                                                                 MTN Mobile Money has been implemented

  Luxury goods
                                                                                                 in 12 countries. At 30 September 2011,           Visa is working closely with financial
                                                                                                 there were 5,7 million registered mobile         institutions, mobile network operators,
                                                                                                 money customers.                                 governments and non-governmental
                                                                                                                                                  organisations in developing countries to
                                                                                                 “The launch of this product with Visa doesn’t    extend access to financial services and
                                                                                                 only enhance our current mobile money            electronic payments, helping drive economic
                                                                                                 offering, but also represents yet another        growth and financial inclusion by migrating
                                                                                                 crucial milestone in our journey to bring        cash spend to electronic payments.

  G    iven the recent and current
  global economic woes and a year of
                                                Standard & Poor’s credit analyst
                                                Nicolas Baudouin.

  unusually extreme natural disasters,          “More importantly, luxury goods are
  some would assume that luxury goods           selling very well in developing countries,
  makers would be watching their                such as Russia and China, as well as in

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  products gather dust on shop shelves,         Middle Eastern Gulf states.”
  Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
  said in a report published 14 November        Whereas the consumer goods sector in
  2011, titled “Can Luxury Goods                general is coping with the fragile recovery
  Continue To Deliver Rich Returns In           – facing the spectre of a second recession
  An Era Of Austerity?”                         in Western Europe – sales of designer
                                                handbags, premium quality cars, and
  “In reality, sales of luxury goods are        other luxury goods continue to climb.
  holding steady in developed countries
  because most affluent shoppers have           “Growth rates in the luxury industry
  retained their buying power,” said            should decelerate somewhat in 2012 from
                                                                  the 2010 and 2011
                                                                  record figures,” Mr
                                                                  Baudouin added. “But
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                                                                  we expect them to
                                                                  remain healthy on
                                                                  the back of strong
                                                                  momentum in
                                                                  emerging markets.”

                                                                  We believe that credit
                                                                  quality in the luxury
                                                                  goods industry will
                                                                  continue to outperform
                                                                  the broader consumer
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                                                                  goods sector in the
                                                                  coming years.

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                   Government and developers

                   have to work within environmental legislation to
                   achieve sustainable development
                   In a world where environmental sustainability is key to the survival of future generations, communities across the board
                   need to become involved in protecting our natural resources.

                   S   tefano Contardo, Development Executive
                   at Improvon, a company specialising in
                                                                   Of course, the EIA offers a number of
                                                                   advantages, both from an environmental and
                                                                   development perspective. “Developments
                                                                                                                 clean out a silt basin. This is an impractical
                                                                                                                 suggestion, after all, how do you clean out a
                                                                                                                 river that has dried up?” he questions.
                                                                                                                                                                    the impact on investment and a desire to
                                                                                                                                                                    engage the developer in an effort to find a
                                                                                                                                                                    more suitable alternative. However, Contardo
                   providing tailor-made industrial and            with beautiful parks and gardens have                                                            believes that South Africa must be
                   commercial rental space, says environmental     significant benefits for both the community   “For example, where tracts of land must be         commended for having a well-regulated
                   legislation is particularly relevant in the     and the environment. These are factors        sacrificed to accommodate newly imposed            Environmental Act in place in the form of the
                   development industry as both government         which may have been ignored in the past       measures for water polishing – it is more          NEMA. When it comes to guidance and
                   and developers work towards the same goal:      due to cost implications but today are a      than just the value of the land that is            policing around the Act, a shortage of
                   a healthy, sustainable environment for all      matter of compliance – with major             sacrificed, but it places an enormous              resources and capacity is problematic.
                   South Africans.                                 advantages,” he says.                         obligation on the developer to maintain it.
                                                                                                                 It is required that you keep it free of silt       “I would like to see industry working more
                   As such, NEMA (National Environmental           On the downside, certain measures or          and rubbish not forgetting the associated          closely with government and engaging
                   Management Act) Legislation has been            obligations government impose on developers   security risk. While business understands the      better with the relevant departments. At

                   introduced as a tool to ensure sustainable      have major cost implications on projects.     need for sustainable development, there            the end of the day, we have the same
                   development. “While EIAs (Environmental         “For example, one may                                                 needs to be a reciprocal   objectives at heart, to grow the country in
                   Impact Assessment) are an important tool in     be instructed to                                                          understanding of       an economically sustainable manner, while
                   this process, they do pose certain challenges                                                                                                    ensuring our environmental heritage
                   for developers,” admits Contardo. A critical                                                                                                     remains intact.”
                   aspect here is timing. “This is particularly
                   challenging when awaiting feedback from the                                                                                                      Ultimately, it’s a case of pulling together
                   departments, especially when public                                                                                                              and compromising. “Government has two
                   participation has been involved. The                                                                                                             equally important mandates – growing
                   departments have a backlog of applications                                                                                                       the South African economy whilst
                   and this can delay projects considerably,”                                                                                                       ensuring such growth does not occur at
                   he adds.                                                                                                                                         the expense of the environment. There are
                                                                                                                                                                    a number of resources that we can use
                   Variances in the way the legislation is                                                                                                          to ensure we have an understanding of

                   interpreted affects how land can be                                                                                                              the legislation and comply with from the
                   utilised and in turn, poses a risk                                                                                                               initial feasibility stages of a project,”
                   to investment.                                                                                                                                   Contardo maintains.

                   “While developers use independent teams to                                                                                                       “Bridging the gap between capitalist and
                   conduct an EIA, once the application is                                                                                                          environmental perspectives is entirely
                   submitted to government, it may be                                                                                                               possible – with the right amount of
                   interpreted differently by their teams.                                                                                                          commitment and compromise from both
                   Ultimately, this hinders any type of planning                                                                                                    sides. The legislation is well structured and
                   when it comes to the use of land, and such                                                                                                       the system works from a business perspective,
                   uncertainty is a challenge to investment,”                                                                                                       we just need to take the time to understand
                   Contardo informs.                                                                                                                                and enforce it,” he concludes.

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Nulaid’s new

Nulaid brings to life its new “the Fresher the Better” message with new product branding and an integrated consumer campaign with
an aim to build brand preference for its eggs and create a connection between Nulaid eggs and consumers.

N     ulaid is South Africa’s largest

integrated commercial egg enterprise with
facilities for rearing laying hens, several
laying farms, as well as egg packaging and
processing facilities.

According to Nulaid’s General Manager,
Roelof Viljoen, the new campaign aims to
bring to life Nulaid’s vision of being
recognised as THE national supplier of quality
shell and liquid egg products, and, at the
same time, build brand preference for
the Nulaid brand amongst consumers.

“Consumers are looking for greater value

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and we understand the importance of
standing out on shelf,” he says. “The egg
category is fairly undifferentiated and our
objective is to build preference for the
Nulaid brand to the point that consumers             consumers at various touch points,” Viljoen         “Fresh eggs nourish the body” with a sweat-   tactical banners and trolley branding as
request the brand.”                                  explains. “To most people an egg is an egg but      band, and “Fresh eggs make better baking      well as commercial vehicle branding
                                                     through the campaign we are bringing to life        partners” with a chef’s hat.                  with our eggs wearing traditional trucker
The campaign has taken on a seamless,                the idea that fresher eggs are better and a                                                       style caps.”
integrated approach by including a new look          great way to start and end the day. We have         “For the radio campaign we have literally
for packaging, in-store promotions, internal         given eggs a personality through the                given our eggs a voice by using talking       Nulaid distributes its extensive range
branding, commercial vehicle branding, bus           campaign which, is targeted at different            eggs, delivering an educational message       nationally in the retail, wholesale and
branding and above-the-line elements.                markets with various messages.”                     in a charming and entertaining way,”          informal markets and prides itself on good
                                                                                                         he says. “We have also included in-store      quality and affordable products.
“The shopping environment is cluttered with          In the Nulaid print campaign the eggs wear
competition and even more so in the egg              various hats with messages like; “Fresh eggs
category so it is important that we reach our        nourish the mind” with a graduation cap,

 Mr Price has Nigeria

 F   ashion retail chain Mr Price Group will
 open its first store in Nigeria in March and
                                                     recorded sales growth of 11,2% to
                                                     R2,9 billion which made up 55,7% of group
                                                     sales. Mr Price Sport opened four new stores
 will continue the rollout of its new-               which contributed to sales increasing 20,5%
 generation stores in SA, the group said in          to R293,6 million, while Miladys increased
 its interim results for the 26 weeks ended          sales 6,4% to R514,7 million despite closing

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 1 October which were released recently.             a net six stores, the company said.
 The owner of Miladys, Sheet Street and Mr
 Price Home said it would continue to                “Comparable sales growth was 9,4% which,
 pursue space expansion opportunities.               together with excellent cost control,
                                                     resulted in a significant increase in
 In May, CEO Stuart Bird said the group              operating profit,” it said. The Home chains
 would focus on the “internationalisation”           increased sales and other income 9,7% to
 of its business. “We will be aggressively           R1,5 billion with comparable sales up
 looking for space here and are looking at           11,5% and retail selling price inflation of
 two sites in Nigeria as possible stores; next       6,6%. Mr Price Home increased sales
 will be Angola and Ghana.”                          7,8% to R1 billion.

 Mr Price’s overall retail sales increased           In comparison, competitor Truworths
 10,7% to R5,3 billion compared to its first         International said its retail sales for the first
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 half last year. Excluding new shops, sales in       19 weeks of the 2012 financial year had
 like-for-like locations were up by 9,6%.            increased 9,3% to R3 billion. The Foschini
 “Sales growth was impacted by the high              Group said turnover rose 18,5% to R5,4 billion
 base set by the extended school holidays            in the six months ended September. It declared
 associated with the Fifa World Cup 2010,            an interim dividend of 190 cents per share,
 which took place in June and July last year.        an increase of 37,7%. Mr Price increased its
 Excluding these two months sales growth             dividend 22% to 93,6 cents a share.
 amounted to 14,3%,” Mr Bird said.
                                                     “We expect trading conditions to remain
 The Apparel chains increased sales and              tough, but are encouraged by positive
 other income 11,2% to R3,9 billion with             October sales growth,” Mr Bird said.
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 comparable sales up by 8,8% and retail
 selling price inflation of 5,1%. Mr Price Apparel   “This augurs well for the festive season.”

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                 Irene Village Mall is partnering with Nedbank this festive season to make our Christmas truly magical. Breathtaking custom-made
                 decorations set the scene for a “Christmas of Note”, as unique a holiday campaign as our village itself.

                 T  he Christmas of Note kicks off
                 with a gorgeous free gift to thank
                                                       Guest Relations when they spend
                                                       R500 or more at any Irene Village
                                                       Mall shop/s (while stocks last).
                                                                                           Kristel Birkholtz on stage. Bring
                                                                                           your whole family, blankets and
                                                                                           chairs for a memorable evening of
                                                                                                                                  will also feature musical
                                                                                                                                  entertainment in the piazza
                                                                                                                                  during first three weekends of
                                                                                                                                                                                           young ones every day from
                                                                                                                                                                                           1 December to 9 January.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Pirate Games will be hosted from

                 our loyal clientele for their                                             music under the stars. Nedbank will    December, with old favourites                            12:00 to 13:00 every Friday,
                 patronage throughout the year –       The traditional Christmas Carol     be handing out blankets for family     like the inimitable Sweet Voice                          Saturday and Sunday with loads of
                 from 4 November to 15 December        Picnic will take place on Friday,   seating, which will be collected and   Masters among the performers.                            prizes sponsored by Nedbank. It’s
                 customers will be able to collect a   25 November from 18:00 with the     donated to charity at the end of       Our fabulous Children’s Treasure                         the perfect family outing – while
                 beautiful recyclable beach bag from   beloved Joe Niemand and violinist   the evening. A Christmas of Note       Island will excite and occupy the                        the grown-ups enjoy a leisurely

                                                                                                                                                                                           lunch with friends and family in the
                                                                                                                                                                                           piazza, the young ones will delight
                                                                                                                                                                                           in the fountain and safe, one-of-a-
                                                                                                                                                                                           kind playground.

                                                                                                                                                                                           You are also invited to come
                                                                                                                                                                                           find exclusive gifts in a magical
                                                                                                                                                                                           festive setting at the Night
                                                                                                                                                                                           Market on 9 December from

                                                                                                                                                                                           17:00 to 22:00 throughout the
                                                                                                                                                                                           mall, featuring lovely background
                                                                                                                                                                                           music to create a truly continental
                                                                                                                                                                                           atmosphere akin to the village
                                                                                                                                                                                           square of yore.

                                                                                                                                                                                           Whether you’re heading off on
                                                                                                                                                                                           holiday or having a peaceful
                                                                                                                                                                                           Highveld festive season, make sure
                                                                                                                                                                                           to spend some time enjoying our
                                                                                                                                                                                           Christmas of Note, created
                                                                                                                                                                                           especially for our discerning Irene
                                                                                                                                                                                           Village Mall family.

                                                                                                                                                                                           High-resolution posters available
                                                                                                                                                                                           on request.

                                                                                                                                                                                           Irene Village Mall is located on
                                                                                                                                                                                           the corner of Nellmapius and
                                                                                                                                                                                           Van Ryneveld Drive, just off the
                                                                                                                                                                                           R21 and is managed by Broll
                                                                                                                                                                                           Property Group.

                                                                                                                                                                                           For more details contact Fietca van
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                                                                                                                                                                                           der Merwe at
                                                                                                                                                                                           012 662 4446, or visit www.

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   Festive events

Canal Walk’s Giant Ice Slide                        fee for each exquisite parcel goes straight       Centre and make sure that they are given to a     As the Canal Walk Back to School Drive
                                                    back to the community, thanks to the              less fortunate learner. The same goes for that   demonstrates, caring is a year-round
DATES: Friday, 9 December to Sunday,                charitable Canal Walk Foundation.                 bunch of old pencils and the clutter of no       occurrence at Canal Walk and not only
       8 January                                                                                      longer used sports equipment in the garage.      reserved to the “season of goodwill”.
TIME: 10:00 to 22:00 (45 minute sessions            Bring all your Christmas goodies –

                                                                                                                                                                                                      OUT AND AB9UT
       every hour, Last session at 21:00)           particularly the oddly shaped and awkward         The Canal Walk Shopping Centre Back to           “One of the specific aims of the Canal Walk
VENUE: Centre Court                                 ones – to either the Pick n Pay court or the      School Drive takes place from Thursday,          Foundation is to assist both education
                                                    Checkers court and the Canal Walk wrapping        5 January until Sunday 29 January and            institutions and learners through providing
Outside it’s sweltering; the beaches are            staff will wave their magic wands for you.        aims to ensure that as many local learners       facilities, opportunities and resources for
steamy, sticky and crowded, the wind glues          This service will be available daily from 10:00   as possible receive correctly fitting,           basic needs, such as uniforms. We believe
sand to your ice-cream, and you’ve got a            to 22:00 (21:00 on Sundays) between Tuesday,      comfortable and appropriate school               that the School Uniform Drive assists in
sunburnt nose, but in here, well . . . in here      13 December, and Friday, 23 December.             clothes and accessories.                         achieving this,” says Lor.
it’s just chilled.
                                                                                                      “Learning is a challenge and even more so for    For further information contact:
Cool even. Icy cool. Cold. Frozen.                  Meet Santa                                        scholars who, for example, are uncomfortable     021 529 9600
                                                                                                      in shoes that are too small as they cannot
Frosty the Snowman would approve, because           DATES: Friday 9 to Saturday 24 December           afford a new pair or are teased, excluded or
these holidays Canal Walk presents the coolest      TIME: 9 to 15 December 10:00 to 18:00 daily       unable to participate in certain activities as   The Ultimate Flying
summer fun ever – the mind-blowing giant ice               16 to 24 December 10:00 to 21:00 daily     they are not correctly attired,” says Canal      Adventure
slide, spiralling around a glorious Christmas       VENUE: Centre Court                               Walk Marketing Manager Camilla Lor.
tree in 40 metres of frozen festive adrenaline.                                                                                                        DATES: Open until 31 January
                                                    For all those looking for truly seasonal magic,   “We hope that this initiative will assist in     TIME: 09:00 to 21:00
It’s racier than a glacier and perfectly safe for   there’s a glimpse into the North Pole when        allowing learners to get the most from their     VENUE: Lower Level Parking, Opposite Jeep.

everyone from grandpa downwards too, and            walking through the spellbinding ice cave to      schooling experience,” says Lor.
when you’ve worked up a thirst, Lipton Ice          meet Santa inside the enormous Christmas                                                           Ever wondered what it is like to fly?
Tea will be on hand to quench that big              tree. You can also have your photo taken          Collection points will be located at Canal       Wanted to try skydiving but don’t want to
summer dehydration.                                 with the big fella, Tickets can be bought         Walk’s entrances where you can drop off          jump out of a plane?
                                                    inside the giant Christmas tree.                  any donations of school clothes, bags,           Want to try something new and fun that will
For smaller people – including elves and                                                              shoes, sports equipment and clothing,            blow your socks off?
children under the age of six – there’s also a                                                        old pencils, crayons and any other
15 metre ice slide.                                 Shop the World for Longer                         school accessories.                              The CityFlyers Outdoor Windtunnel
                                                                                                                                                       · Experience “flying” over a column
The best part is that anyone can ride the           Canal Walk will also offer extended trading       Canal Walk Foundation will donate all               of air.
slides, with unlimited turns per person in          hours throughout the festive season:              these items to those most in need. The           · An exciting and fun activity for
each 45 minute session, starting on the hour        · 9 December to 23 December: 09:00 to             Canal Walk Foundation was established               everyone.
from 10:00 to 21:00 every single day. The              22:00 daily.                                   to support a full spectrum of education,         · Safe for kids, fantastic for adults and
Canal Walk Giant Ice Slide is open from             · 24 December: 09:00 to 21:00.                    humanitarian and cultural projects and              realistic for skydivers

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9 December 2011, until 8 January 2012.              · Christmas Day: selected stores will be open.    initiatives that contribute to the upliftment,   · Open to all ages from 3 to 103
                                                    · 26 December to 31 December: 09:00 to                   development and empowerment of            · Open 09:00 to 21:00, seven days a week
Yes, you’ve got all summer to chill.                   21:00.                                                       the community.                     · First time in South Africa
                                                    · New Year’s Day: 09:00 to 19:00.                                                                  · No jumping out of planes required.

Canal Walk Express
                                                    Christmas Charity Cards
DATES: Friday, 9 December to Sunday,
       8 January                                    Dates: 2 November to 16 December
TIME: 10:00 to 17:00                                       (except on Sundays)
VENUE: Upper Level, Centre Court                    Venue: Pick n Pay Court
                                                    Times: 10:00 to 16:00
Why not take the family for a cruise around
the upper level of Canal Walk on the Canal          The festive season is about giving, so come
Walk Express. It’s a restful treat for little       and get your special Christmas cards at
legs and big shopping bags alike, costing           the Canal Walk Charity Christmas Card
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just R10, and tickets can be bought from the        Kiosk. Charities such as Dementia SA,
train staff.                                        Friends of the Red Children’s Hospital,
                                                    SPCA, Animal Rescue and other
                                                    charities’ cards will be on sale.
Magical Gift Wrapping
DATES: Tuesday, 13 – Thursday,                      Back to School
       23 December 10:00 to 22:00                   Uniform Drive
       Friday, 24 December 10:00 to 21:00
VENUE: Pick n Pay and Checkers Courts               DATES: Thursday, 5 to
                                                    Sunday, 29 January
Of course, it’s the season for giving, and with
Canal Walk’s gift-wrapping service you can          Last year’s school clothes too small?
give and then give again, because the small         Bring them along to Canal Walk Shopping

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                 Chef in Stilettos                                                                                                       cooking
                 up a storm

                 Known as the “Chick with Stilettos”, Lucia Mthiyane had Westgate shoppers dancing in the aisles as she cooked up a storm during the
                 super regional shopping centre’s Foodgate campaign. As lovely aromas wafted through the air shoppers had the chance to taste her
                 gourmet faire as she explained to them how they could also create the dishes at home.

                                                               Westgate Marketing Manager,                       “A big thank you to the sponsors          possibility. Everyone who                       myself, wished she was able
                    t was really wonderful watching            “and customers were dancing as                    Spekko Rice and Hirsch’s for              had the privilege of tasting                    to cook some more of her
                  Lucia in action,” says Rob Thomas,           she sang whilst cooking.                          making this cooking experience a          Lucia’s cooking, including                      famed dishes.”

                            Lucia Mthiyane aka ‘Chick with Stilettos’ cooking up a storm at Westgate during the shopping             Following her cooking demonstration at Westgate during the shopping centre’s Foodgate campaign, Lucia Mthiyane aka
                                                            centre’s Foodgate campaign                                                                the “Chick with Stilettos” dishes up her culinary delights for hungry shoppers to taste

                 Kids are back
                                                                                                                                                           Following the success of the first cake decorating
                                                                                                                                                           competition at Westgate, the super regional

                                                                                                                                                           shopping centre, where children from the
                                                                                                                                                           Rainbow Sparrow Children’s Village brought
                                                                                                                                                           smiles to shoppers and tenants alike, another
                                                                                                                                                           similar event was held.

                                                                                                                                                           T  his time round Supreme
                                                                                                                                                           Flour provided the necessary
                                                                                                                                                                                                           “A big thank you to Supreme and
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Altefyn for providing the cup
                                                                                                                                                                                                           cakes and icing. Thanks must also
                                                                                                                                                           ingredients and Altefyn the                     go to Steers for providing the
                                                                                                                                                           home industry shop at Westgate                  children with hamburgers and
                                                                                                                                                           again baked cakes for the                       chips for lunch and in making this
                                                                                                                                                           children to decorate.                           event such a success.

                                                                                                                                                           “It was a pleasure having the                   “It was a great way to end the
                                                                                                                                                           children at the centre,” says Greer             month long Foodgate campaign.
                                                                                                                                                           Bell, Marketing Manager at
                                                                                                                                                           Westgate.                                       “What was great about this whole
                                                                                                                                                                                                           event was how shoppers
                                                                                                                                                           “Their smiling faces made it                    participated and how much fun
                                                                                                                                                           all worthwhile and they                         everyone from spectators to
                                                                                                                                                           laughed and sang whilst                         participants had throughout
                                                                                                                                                           decorating their cakes.                         the campaign.”

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With the Christmas decorations on display in many shopping centres around the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ayesha Shaik        Tel: 011 884 8940
country and Boney M reverberating through the malls – Deloittes has come up with
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fax: 011 884 8941
a survey that looks at what Christmas spending in Europe and the United Kingdom

                                                                                                                                                                                                   SACSC EDUCATIONAL
may look like – and it’s probably quite a good indicator of what may be in store
for retailers here too.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Marie Schlebusch    Tel: 011 900 3391
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Fax: 011 900 3493

T   here’s a revolution happening on our social              Are you one of those extravagant givers who

media sites, it’s being emailed around the
country and people are sitting up and taking
                                                             think nothing of plonking down the cash on a
                                                             Chinese made flat screen? Perhaps that grateful
                                                                                                                                                                                                 SACSC CHAPTERS

                                                                                                                                                                IR E                             Cape Town           Jonathan Roberts
note. You may have received the mail already.                gift receiver would like his driveway fixed, or                               BE RN AD ET TE MA GU                                  021 460 1157
It starts with this simple message:                          lawn mowed for the summer, or roof                                                  Shopping SA’s Editor                            KZN                 Brett Exner
                                                             waterproofed and painted.                                                                                                           031 302 8407
As the holidays approach, the giant Asian
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Gauteng             Jacqui McGeehan
factories are kicking into high gear to provide              There are a gazillion owner-run restaurants –                                                                                       011 325 4340
us with monstrous piles of cheaply produced                  all offering gift certificates. And, if your
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Port Elizabeth     Marios van Dongen
goods – merchandise that has been produced                   intended isn’t the fancy eatery sort, what                                                                                          041 373 9940
at the expense of South African labour. This                 about a half dozen breakfasts at the local                      play or ballet at your hometown theatre.                  
year will be different. This year South Africans             breakfast joint. Remember folks, this isn’t                     Musicians need love too, so find a venue
will give the gift of genuine concern for                    about big national chains – this is about                       showcasing local bands. Honestly, people, do
other South Africans. There is no longer an                  supporting your hometown South African with                     you REALLY need to buy another 10 000 Chinese
excuse that, at gift giving time, nothing can be             their financial lives on the line to keep their                 lights for the house? When you buy a                                 PUBLISHING HOUSE
found that is produced by South African hands.               doors open.                                                     R50 string of lights, about 50 cents stays
                                                                                                                                                                                                Malnor (Pty) Limited
Yes, there is plenty.                                                                                                        in the community.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              HOT & HAPPENING
                                                                                                                                                                                                2 Hermitage Terrace, Richmond, 2092
                                                             My computer could do with an upgrade,                                                                                              Private Bag X20,
It’s time to think outside the box, people.                  and I KNOW I can find some young guy who                        The reality is that as retailers and mall owners                   Auckland Park, 2006
Who says a gift needs to fit in a shirt box,                 is struggling to get his repair business up                     we need to take note of this growing national                      Tel: 011 726 3081/2
wrapped in Chinese produced wrapping paper?                  and running.                                                    consciousness – especially in our more affluent                    Fax: 011 736 3017
Everyone – yes EVERYONE – gets their hair cut.                                                                               suburbs where the message is being heard loud
How about gift certificates from your local                  OK, you were looking for something more                         and clear. There is no doubt that as the
hair salon or barber? Gym membership? It’s                   personal. Local crafts people are great. They                   economic downswing takes hold more and
appropriate for all ages who are thinking                    make jewellery, pottery, knitted stuff, teddy                   more people will be looking local. It may
about some health improvement. Who                           bears, paintings and home preserves, etc.                       change the face of our malls forever and                           Bernadette Cook
                                                                                                                                                                                                Cell: 071 607 0020
wouldn’t appreciate getting their car valet’d?                                                                               usher in a new swathe of local and unique
Small, South African-owned car washes would                  Plan your holiday outings at local, owner                       stores that will bring with them many more
love to sell you a gift certificate or a book of             operated restaurants and leave your server a                    jobs and keep the wealth local. Wouldn’t that
gift certificates.                                           nice tip. And, how about going out to see a                     be the greatest present to the nation?
                                                                                                                                                                                                Ken Nortje

     SACSC 2010 – 2011 COUNCIL AS AT 14 OCTOBER 2010                                                                                                                                              SALES MANAGER

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    Title                      Councillors              Company                         Tel                 Fax                   Cel                  E-mail                                   E:
    EXCO/President             Greg Azzopardi           Mr Price Group Ltd              031 310 8001        031-304 3708          082 781 8341
    Councillor                 Lisa Blane               KMH Architects                  011 268 6644        011 268 6162          082 577 4498                             ADVERTISING / SALES
    Councillor                 Rob Bray                 Rob Bray Architect                                                        082 458 3685
    Councillor                 Maurice de Villiers      Woolworths                      021 407 2153        021 407 3322          084 440 0110       Tabitha Kroucamp
    EXCO/Vice Pres             Vanessa Fourie           Purple Plum Marketing           011 807 7150        011 807 7149          082 452 1926                Tel: 021 556 8229
    Councillor                 Tracey Fowler            Tracey Fowler Consulting                                                  082 327 1747                  Fax: 086 625 0111
    Councillor – co-op         Malcolm Horne            Broll                           011 441 4035        086 680 2158          082 573 0284                       Cell: 079 953 4128
    Exco/Director              Chris Lawrence                                                                                     082 461-2986               E:
    Councillor                 Dumisane Malinga         Motseng Property Services       011 282 2500                                         
    EXCO                       Maurice Mdlolo           Liberty Properties              011 217 6000                              083 411 4571                 ADVERTISING / MATERIAL
    Councillor                 Molefi Moloantoa         Primedia Unlimited              011 562 6666                                         
    Exco/Immediate past Pres   Sisa Ngebulana           Billion Property Group          011 511 5335        011 511 5626          083 655 7850                  Tebogo Ngobeni

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    Councillor                 Lisa Skinner             OMIGPI                          021 530 4592                                                               Tel: 011 726 3081/2
    Councillor                 Mike Pienaar             Edcon (Pty) Ltd                 011 495 1056        086 522 1455          082 898 4407                     Fax: 011 726 3304
    Exco/Director              Dirk Prinsloo            Urban Studies                   011 888 2169        011 888 2195          082 450 8819                  E:
    Councillor                 Mike Rodel               Hyprop 011 560 7965             011 325 5196        082 904 3318                     
    Councillor                 Kevin Roman              Hermans & Roman                 021 928 4000        086 519 3821          082 552 9519
    Councillor                 Neil Schloss             Growthpoint Properties Ltd      011 944 6166        086 679 2097          082 411 1011                 CIRCULATION
    Councillor                 Tana Schultze            Eris Property Group             011 775 1176        011 775 1002          082 826 8479
    Exco/Director              Paul Simpson             Red Holdings (Pty) Ltd          021 917 8803        021 917 8801          083 252 6022                                                  Nolene Eckersley
                                                                                        011 465 0696        011 465 0772          086 645 9614                                                  Tel: 011 726 3081/2
    Exco/Chairman/Director     George Skinner           The Shopz Group                 011 784 2837        011 784 3810          083 600 5062                Fax: 011 726 5911
    Councillor                 Mark Souris              Periscopic Property Mgt         011 706 6914        011 463 0923          082 874 2510                    E:
    General Manager            Amanda Stops             Consultant                                          086 684 7615          082 468 8373
    Councillor                 Gavin Tagg               Retail Network Services         011 807 6995                              082 442 9010
    Councillor                 Imraan Ho-Yee            Vivid Architects                021 426 1500                                         
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    Exco/Director              Chris Lawrence                                                                                     082 461 2986
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