During the early 2000s, mall and shopping centre conglomerates realised that there’s an untapped spending opportunity in Soweto, and with that, a list of retail developments have sprung up all over the area.
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Shopping Centres & Malls
We’ve got the perfect place for shopping in Soweto! Officially opened by former South African President Nelson Mandela in 2007, Maponya Mall is a first-class mall for the people of Soweto. Envisioned by Mr Richard Maponya, who wished to construct a shopping centre in Soweto for 26 years to make life much more efficient for the community, and to give the people something they could call their soul.
Opened in late 2006, Jabulani Mall has since satisfied the palate of the Soweto shopper through offering a variety of national shoe and fashion outlets that cater to each individual’s taste. The Mall hosts 109 stores and is the home to the only Game store in Soweto. Also known as the peoples’ mall, Jabulani Mall offers a food court with fast food favourites and sit in restaurants. Jabulani Mall is an excellent point of interest when it comes to shopping in Soweto.
Protea Glen Mall
Protea Glen Mall is a family-friendly shopping centre in Protea Glen, on the main arterial route between Krugersdorp and Lenasia, Gauteng. The 30 000m² mall opened its doors in spring 2012 and offers everything from clothing and shoes, to restaurants and fast food outlets. Shops include Pick ‘n Pay, Shoprite, Ackermans, Clicks and other anchor tenants as well as a post office.
Bara Mall is a modern enclosed mall centre in very close proximity to the Chris Hani Hospital. Situated on the corner of Chris Hani and Nicholas, Bara Mall features Shoprite, Jet, OK Furniture, Shoprite Liquors and a range of supporting tenants, who make up the 10 000m² leasable area.
Dobsonville Mall has a wide variety of retail stores for all your shopping needs and includes anchor tenants such as Jet Mart, Clicks, Pep, KFC, MRP and Shoprite. Free Wi-Fi, by Connect Waya-Waya, is available at the mall as well. With over 70 stores and an office park, the mall has retained its significant and iconic association with the community, making everybody who visits it comfortable to go about their shopping and daily lives. Parking is free, easy and accessible, allowing convenient access to the whole shopping centre.
Need to go shopping in Soweto? Dobson Point Shopping Centre is anchored by Pick ‘n Pay with national restaurants such as KFC and McDonald’s. The centre is centrally located in Dobsonville within close proximity to Dobsonville Stadium and is easily accessible through all major transport routes. Dobson Point Shopping Centre has a representation of all major banks through ATM’s and The South African Post Office. This community shopping centre provides a convenient, safe and pleasant shopping experience for the local communities.
Devland Cash & Carry
Need to do some wholesale shopping in Soweto? Situated in Lenasia, Devland Cash & Carry is a fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) wholesaler enterprise. They provide general merchandise and food products in bulk to a range of independent traders and commercial users throughout Johannesburg and Southern Africa. At Devland, they pride themselves on providing cost-effective prices and excellent customer service.
Need to do your meat shopping in Soweto in bulk? Situated in Devland, MULTIMeat offers meat and meat products in bulk at the freshest degree possible. Here, you will find custom cuts of beef, pork, chicken and mutton as well as bulk sausage, burger patties and offal.
The Fridge Factory Shop
Need to do some home appliance shopping in Soweto? Then head to the Fridge Factory Shop in Protea Garden. Specialising in big brand appliances such as Whirlpool, KIC and AEG, the Fridge Factory Shop offers a wide selection of fridges, chest freezers, tumble dryers and washing machines at discounted prices.