Malls That Are Offering Essential Services During #LockdownSA


Due to the lockdown, there are plenty of stores that have closed their doors in order to assist in flattening the curve of the COVID-19 outbreak. However, the public still need to stock up on supplies, groceries and medication during the 21-day lockdown. Here are a few malls in Johannesburg and Pretoria that will remain open to offer essential services. 

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Johannesburg

Sandton City & Nelson Mandela Square

Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square have assured their shoppers and visitors that essential industries will remain open during the 21-day national lockdown. They have also changed their trading hours to 09:00 – 18:00 daily and have implemented stringent cleaning measures to ensure the safety of their shoppers, tenants and staff. The following essential service stores will be trading during the lockdown:

Supermarkets: 

  • Checkers Hyper
  • The Butcher Shop & Grill (butcher only)
  • Woolworths (food market only)

Pharmacies: 

  • Clicks
  • Dis-Chem
  • Select Medical Mews Practices
  • The Nutri-Balance Centre

Banks: 

  • ABSA
  • African Bank
  • Bidvest
  • Capitec
  • FNB
  • Nedbank
  • Rennie Foreign Exchange
  • Standard Bank
  • Travelex

Only the following entrances will be open during the lockdown:

  • 5th Street
  • Alice Lane
  • Sandton Drive

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Eastgate Shopping Centre

Various grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and other essential industries will remain open during the 21-day national lockdown at Eastgate Shopping Centre. The health and safety of their shoppers, tenants and staff are their number-one priority, and they have implemented the highest standard of hygiene and cleanliness throughout the centre to avoid the spread of COVID-19. Their essential tenants, trading hours and operating entrances are as follows:

Supermarkets: 

  • Checkers: Monday to Sunday | 09:00 – 18:00 | Entrance 4
  • Woolworths: Monday to Sunday | 09:00 – 18:00 | Entrance 2
  • Game: Monday to Sunday | 09:00 – 18:00 | Entrance 1

Pharmacies: 

  • Clicks: Monday – Sunday | 09:00 – 18:00 | Entrance 4
  • Dis-Chem: Monday – Sunday | 09:00 – 18:00 | Entrance 6

Banks: 

  • Bidvest: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays: 09:00 – 13:00 | Entrance 5
  • FNB: Monday to Thursday: 09:00 – 17:30 | Friday: 09:00 – 18:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00 | Entrance 4
  • Standard Bank: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 16:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00 | Entrance 1
  • ABSA: Monday to Friday: 08:30 – 15:30 | Saturday: 08:00 – 11:00 | Entrance 1
  • ABSA FOREX: Monday to Friday: 08:30 – 15:30 | Saturday: 08:00 – 11:00 | Entrance 4
  • Nedbank: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 16:00 | Saturday: 08:30 – 12:00 | Entrance 1
  • Capitec: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 16:00 | Entrance 1
  • African Bank: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 18:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00 | Entrance 1

Petrol Stations: 

  • Shell 1: open all day
  • Shell 4: open all day

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Mall of the South

Mall of the South will be on lockdown at midnight from Thursday 26 March 2020 and will continue for 21 days until further notice. Essential services will be available to shoppers, which includes supermarkets, pharmacies, banks and veterinarian outlets. The following stores will therefore be trading during the lockdown period:

Supermarkets:

  • Checkers
  • Game (TBC)
  • Pick ‘n Pay
  • Woolworths

Pharmacies:

  • Clicks
  • Dis-Chem

Banks:

  • ABSA
  • Capitec
  • FNB
  • Nedbank
  • Standard Bank
  • banking hours apply

Veterinarian outlets:

  • Absolute Pets

Food Producer:

  • Fournos Bakery

Mall of the South picture of the centre court, white features, windows, crowds

Cresta Shopping Centre

For the health and safety of you, their tenants and employees, much of Cresta Shopping Centre will be temporarily closed for the 21-day national lockdown until 16 April 2020 at midnight. Please note that all shops offering essential needs will remain open.

*Please note that this is subject to change during the 21-day lockdown period.

Supermarkets:

  • Woolworths Food: Monday to Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Sunday and Public Holidays: 09:00 – 15:00
  • Game: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 15:00 | Sunday and Public Holidays: 09:00 – 13:00
  • Pick ‘n Pay: Monday to Saturday: 08:00 – 19:00 | Sunday and Public Holidays: 09:00 – 15:00
  • Checkers: Monday to Saturday: 07:00 – 18:00 | Sunday and Public Holidays: 07:00 – 17:00

Pharmacies: 

  • Clicks: Monday to Friday: 08:30 – 18:30 | Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00 | Sunday and Public Holidays: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Dis-Chem: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 16:00 | Sunday and Public Holidays: 09:00 – 15:00
  • Healthworx: Monday to Friday: 07:00 – 19:00 | Saturday: 07:00 – 17:00 | Sunday: 07:00 to 16:00 | Public Holidays: 07:00 – 15:00.

Banks:

  • ABSA: Monday to Friday: 08:30 – 15:30 | Saturday: 08:30 – 12:00 | Sunday and Public Holidays: Closed
  • FNB: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 15:30 | Saturday: 09:00 – 11:00 | Sunday and Public Holidays: Closed
  • Capitec: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 16:00 | Weekends and Public Holidays: Closed
  • African Bank: Monday to Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Sunday and Public Holidays: 09:00 – 15:00
  • Bidvest Bank: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 12:00 | Sunday and Public Holidays: Closed

Cellular & Post:

  • Vodacom: Monday to Saturday: 08:00 – 17:00 | Sunday and Public Holidays: 09:00 – 15:00
  • Cresta Post Office: 27 March: 08:30 – 17:00 | 30 March: 08:30 – 17:00 | 31 March: 08:30 – 17:00 | 01 April: 09:00 – 17:00

Pets:

  • Interpet: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 16:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 14:00 | Sunday and Public Holidays: 09:00 – 13:00

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Fourways Mall

All stores in Fourways Mall, except essential services, will be closed during the national lockdown period. The centre asks that shoppers respect the closures and plan their shopping trips according to their essential needs. Designated parking will be in the basement level (accessible through Short Street and Percy Road). During this period, parking will be free at the mall.

Supermarkets:

  • Checkers Hyper
  • Pick ‘n Pay
  • Game
  • Woolworths
  • Food Lover’s Market

Pharmacies/Health:

  • Clicks
  • Dis-Chem
  • Neals Yard

Butchery:

  • Roots Butchery

Pets:

  • Petworld XXL

Cellular:

  • Vodacom

Banking Services:

  • Please contact your branch for details.

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Southgate Mall

Southgate Mall respects and supports the rules and regulations imposed by Government in efforts to reduce the exposure and spread of the COVID-19. As a result of the lockdown, the centre will be partially closed from Friday, 27 March 2020 until 16 April 2020. Grocery stores, banks and pharmaceutical stores will continue to provide essential service to customers. The rest of the retailers will temporarily pause their operations.

Essential Trading Hours and Operating Entrances are as follows:

  • Checkers Hyper: Monday to Sunday: 07:00 – 18:00
  • Pick n Pay: Monday to Sunday: 08:00 – 18:00 | Sunday: 08:00 – 16:00
  • Woolworths: Monday to Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Sunday: 09:00 – 16:00
  • Dis-Chem: Monday to Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Sunday: 09:00 – 15:00
  • Clicks: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Saturday to Sunday: 09:00 – 16:00
  • Game: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 15:00 | Sunday: 09:00 – 13:00
  • Shoprite: Monday to Saturday: 07:00 – 18:00| Sunday: 07:00 – 16:00

Banks:

  • Banks will be open at their own discretion

* Retailer trading hours may change subject to retailer discretion

Mall Entrances:

The following entrances will be open for accessibility into the mall:

  • Entrance 1 (Near the taxi rank)
  • Entrance 2 (Jet Mart Court)
  • Entrance 4 (Undercover parking)
  • Entrance 6 (Near FNB banking branch

The Centre will have a full complement of security and cleaning personnel to maintain the centre’s strict cleaning and safety protocols. The Food Court will not be accessible during this period.

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Westgate Shopping Centre

Westgate Shopping Centre will also be offering essential services during the 21-day national lockdown. Essential service stores, trading hours and operating entrances are as follows:

  • Checkers Hyper: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Saturday: 08:00 – 17:00 | Sunday: 09:00 – 15:00
  • Checkers: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Saturday: 08:00 – 17:00 | Sunday: 09:00 – 15:00
  • Pick ‘n Pay: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00 | Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Woolworths: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 18:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Sunday: 09:00 – 16:00
  • Game: Monday to Friday: 07:30 – 19:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Sunday: 09:00 – 15:00
  • Food Lovers Market: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 18:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Sunday: 09:00 – 15:00

* Retailer trading hours may change subject to retailer discretion

Doctors & Pharmacies: 

  • Dis-Chem: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Sunday: 09:00 – 16:00
  • Clicks: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Sunday: 09:00 – 16:00
  • SANBS: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00
  • DR Letsoalo: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00| Saturday: 08:00 – 17:00

Banks:

  • Banks will be open at their own discretion

Mall Entrances:

The following entrances will be open for accessibility into the mall:

  • Entrance 1 (Woolworths court)
  • Entrance 2 ( Food Lovers Market / Game)
  • Entrance 3 (Banking court )
  • Entrance 5 (Checkers Hyper court )
  • Entrance 6 (PnP Court )

All Centre full complimentary services:

  • Security and cleaning personnel will maintain the normal centre cleaning and safety protocols.

Please note:

  • The Food Court is temporarily closed until further notice.

Pretoria

Menlyn Mall

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre will continue to operate and is committed to providing a safe, clean and hygienic environment for its customers and retailers under the current circumstances of the COVID-19 virus. The centre has implemented proactive precautionary safety measures in the prevention of exposure to the virus on your next visit. Essential stores that will be open during lockdown:

Supermarkets: 

  • Checkers Hyper (Entrance 7)
  • Game (Entrance 1)
  • Pick ‘n Pay (Entrance 9)
  • Food Lover’s Market (Entrance 8)
  • Woolworths (Entrance 1)

Pharmacies: 

  • Clicks (Entrance 14)
  • Dis-Chem (Entrance 12);
  • On Demand Doctors (Entrance 12).

Banks:

  • Standard Bank (Entrance 5)
  • FNB (Entrance 5)

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00
  • Sundays and Public Holidays: 09:00 – 16:00

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Brooklyn Mall

Brooklyn Square will be closed during the national lockdown, but Brooklyn Mall will have essential service stores open. The mall can be accessed via entrance 1 and 2 from Veale Street. Parking will be free during the 21-day lockdown.

Opening hours: 

  • Weekdays: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Weekends and Public Holidays: 09:00 – 17:00

Brooklyn Mall are still awaiting all essential tenants to confirm trade and trading hours.

woman shopping in a mall for groceries, juices in the background

Hatfield Plaza Shopping Centre

As an added level of security, some of Hatfield Plaza‘s entrances will be closed. Their open entrances can be found via Hilda Street and Park Street. The Hatfield Plaza will have the following stores open and trading during the 21-day lockdown period:

Supermarkets:

  • Pick ‘n Pay: Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 17:00 | Saturday: 08:00 – 15:00 | Sunday: 09:00 – 13:00

Pharmacies:

  • Clicks: Monday to Friday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 16:00 | Sunday: 09:00 – 14:00

Banks:

  • African Bank
  • ABSA (closing on 07 April 2020 until the end of lockdown)
  • Standard Bank

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Lynnridge Mall

Only essential stores will remain open during the lockdown period at Lynnridge Mall. The following stores will remain open to offer the public essential services to get their groceries, supplies and medication:

Supermarkets: 

  • Pick ‘n Pay

Pharmacies: 

  • Clicks
  • Van Heerden Pharmacy
  • Health Oasis

Banks: 

  • Capitec Bank

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The Grove Mall

The majority of The Grove Mall will temporarily close for the national lockdown until 16 April 2020 at midnight. All shops offering essential needs, such as supermarkets, pharmacies and other essential items, will remain open. There will be complimentary parking for the duration of the lockdown period. However, you must validate your parking card prior to exiting. Here are the current tenants trading and trading hours:

Supermarkets:

  • Pick ‘n Pay: Weekday 09:00 – 18:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00
  • Woolworths: Weekday: 09:00 – 18:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00 | Sunday: 09:00 – 16:00

Pharmacies: 

  • Clicks: Weekday: 09:00 – 18:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 18:00 | Sunday: 09:00 – 17:00

Banks: 

  • ABSA: Weekday: 08:30 – 15:30 | Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00
  • FNB: Weekday: 09:00 – 17:30 | Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00
  • Standard Bank: Weekday: 09:00 – 17:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00
  • African Bank: Weekday: 09:00 – 15:00 | Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00

Shoppers will only be able to access the centre through the following doors:

  • Entrance 1: Pick ‘n Pay, ABSA, African Bank
  • Entrance 2: Woolworths
  • Entrance 4: Fournos Bakery, Pick ‘n Pay
  • Entrance 6: FNB, Standard Bank, Nedbank

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