Despite tight household budgets thousands of shoppers are flocking to the new Mall of Africa in Midrand, Johannesburg.
The mall, which is the size of 78 rugby stadia, has officially opened its doors for business with thousands of shoppers taking advantage of specials.
This has resulted in traffic congestion around the mall.
According to Mall of Africa’s website, the mail is South Africa’s largest shopping Mall ever built in a single phase, with 130 000m2 of retail space available.
The Mall will be home to over 300 shops many of which are flagship stores.
In addition to the vast array of both local and international brands, the Mall also boasts uniquely identified court areas made for easy shopping navigation as well as exceptional access, location and visibility.