Thousands queue for Mall of Africa

Endaba Group

Thousands of shoppers queued for the opening of the Mall of Africa, one of the largest malls in South Africa with over 300 shops, including H&M, Starbucks and Zara. The opening comes as the outlook for South Africa’s economy worsens with rising interest rates, decreasing demand for exports, and political uncertainty unsettling the rand. However, retail sales have remained robust, and grew 4.1% year-on-year in February, with retailers continuing to expand in the country. H&M have opened a flagship store in the new mall, and claim they will be opening 3 more stores towards the end of 2016!