The 10 700 m2 Ekhaya Mall was opened to the public on April 29 after sixteen months of construction and, based on shopper and retailer demand, the mall’s third phase of 1 800 m2 is already on the cards.
The Ekhaya Mall comprises 45 shops, including anchor stores Cashbuild, Shoprite and Roots Butchery. A Sasol filling station is integrated with the development, as is a new 17 taxi bay facility, says developer and co-owner S-Identity Holdings.
“The mall is a significant investment and is distinguished by excellent retail property fundamentals. It enjoys a prime position at the bustling intersection of the R580 and the R546, right at the entrance to the Embalenhle township.
“It is located ideally to serve the community of Embalenhle and consumers from nearby Evander, Secunda and Trichardspruit. Positioned for superb visibility and easy access from both busy crossroads, the mall’s development has also brought substantial improvements to the surrounding roads. The mall is co-owned by S-Identity Holdings, Cashbuild South Africa and Nomatiki Trading Enterprise,” S-Identity Holdings says in a statement.
The development meaningfully enhanced the local economy by creating numerous jobs and prioritising contracting employment and services from the local community wherever possible, the company adds.
Shoppers will enjoy natural light beaming through high-level windows. Plants and greenery are integrated into the retail experience, with a promotional court that is a focal point for activities within the mall. Indigenous low-maintenance trees, bushes and shrubbery have been planted as part of the mall’s landscaping to conserve water resources. Additionally, the mall will soon install a 650 kVA solar power solution.