Bye-Bye Brightwater Commons, Hello Ferndale on Republic!

First, it was the Randburg Waterfront. Then, it became Brightwater Commons. And soon, in 2019, it will take on yet another name and change the landscape of shopping in the city. That’s right! In case you haven’t noticed (or didn’t even know), Brightwater Commons is no more, and has now become Ferndale on Republic, which will be gracing Randburg as of September 2019. 

Ferndale on Republic Is Coming!

Developers, Moolman Group – in partnership with the PHG Group and Braam van Huyssteen – is currently changing Randburg’s beloved Brightwater Commons into a brand-new redevelopment, Ferndale on Republic. This new retail centre will boast a variety of national brands and stores, filling an obvious void in a big residential area. And this venue is going to be quite spacious at 53 000 m² in total.

This is an exciting new addition to Randburg, and with it’s ideal location on the bustling and oh-so-busy Republic Road, it will make for the ideal location for all business and leisure needs. The centre will feature a selection of restaurants, ideal for off-site meetings. Running a few errands or shopping for daily essentials before or after work will be a breeze with the newly renovated Pick ‘n Pay which will be opening it’s doors in April 2019, along with Checkers, Dis-Chem, Clicks and Food Lover’s Market.

Ferndale on Republic will be in full bloom as of  September 2019.

Ferndale on Republic

What’s Open In The Meantime…

Now, just because this location is undergoing a major redevelopment and makeover, doesn’t mean that there is absolutely no reason to visit the lot. Other than sussing out all the construction and seeing what they have done to revamp the beloved Brightwater Commons, there are still some of the centre’s staples open and running. Here’s a few stores currently open, be sure to visit their website to get the full list:

  • Adventue Golf – 011 886 4816
  • Madam Posh – 011 886 1519
  • Tabacco Kiosk – 083 558 9331
  • Alasanti Body Sense – 071 232 0960
  • My Cell – 082 222 0325
  • Tekkie Town – 087 150 5247
  • Brightwater Locksmith – 011 326 4393
  • Ocean Basket – 011 886 4440
  • The Crazy Store – 011 886 2886
  • Kustom Ink Tattoos – 011 886 8936

What’s To Come…

And to add a little more variety to the old centre favourites, there will be a  whole bunch of brand-new stores coming to Ferndale on Republic over the next year. Here are a few stores that will opening in the not-so-far future:

  • Dis-Chem
  • Ignite Fitness Club
  • Baby Boom
  • Food Lovers Market
  • PNA
  • Studio 88
  • Panarottis
  • Checkers
  • Roman’s Pizza
  • Click here for the full list.

Ferndale on Republic

Trading Hours

*Trading hours at the brand-new Ferndale on Republic are as follows:

  • Monday-Friday: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Saturday: 09:00 – 15:00
  • Sunday: 09:00 – 14:00
  • Public Holidays: 09:00 – 14:00

*Excluding selected stores.

For More Information

For more information, visit You can also call 011 886 0663 or email

Don’t forget to give the Ferndale on Republic Facebook page a like to keep up to date with the latest developments and news.

Images sourced from the Ferndale on Republic. Ferndale On Republic Upgrade Old Brightwater Commons Shopping Mall Randburg 30. November 2018. 

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