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Mall of Africa celebrates five year anniversary

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Attacq Limited (“Attacq”), the JSE-listed REIT developing Waterfall City, announces that flagship retail asset, the Mall of Africa, celebrates its fifth birthday today.

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The Mall of Africa is South Africa's largest shopping Mall ever built in a single phase. In its five years of existence, the Mall has racked up several accolades, including defending its title as the Sunday Times Coolest Mall. The Mall has also broken records in the realm of sustainable design and is currently the home of the largest rooftop Solar PV system in the Southern Hemisphere.

More recently, Attacq announced the launch of its Shopin app exclusive to the Mall of Africa for now. The developer looks forward to enhancing the shopping experiences of customers and communities alike within the digital landscape. Buy online gift vouchers, earn rewards for loyalty to the brand and easily navigate the mall through the app, read more at

Mall of Africa is also considered the home of African art and currently holds the historic landmark sculpture, “There is no time like the present”, sculptured by local artist, Rina Stutzer. The 5.5m sculpture is a historic landmark piece created to reflect the abstract African continent, through the two ‘faces’ of Africa.

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About Attacq:

Attacq Ltd is a leading Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), with an award‐winning property portfolio worth over R24 billion in total asset value. Attacq delivers exceptional and sustainable growth through its real estate investments and its developments in Waterfall City, Waterfall Logistics Hub and retail precincts.

Supported by one of the most comprehensive and diverse real estate asset portfolios in South Africa, Attacq creates safe, sustainable spaces where people can connect, unwind and thrive. Bolstered by its four key drivers, namely (1) the South African portfolio, (2) developments at Waterfall (3) its investment in MAS Real Estate Inc. (which has a presence in Central and Eastern Europe) and (4) the rest of Africa retail investments, Attacq is firmly positioned as one of the country’s preeminent REIT’s, offering growing income distributions.

Through its developments, Attacq is engages with diverse communities of people centred around a shared interest. Be it a safe and secure living environment, a shopping destination or a productive business space – Attacq’s developments are more than just buildings; they embody the company’s collective commitment to creating, world‐class spaces in which all people can live, work and play. For more information and our latest news, go to, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

About Mall of Africa

Located in the heart of Waterfall City, Mall of Africa, delivers a compelling life-style experience in a Mall that reflects, architecturally, the iconic landscapes and geological phenomena of Africa. 

This ultra-premium retail showcase was opened on 28 April 2016 and offers access to over three hundred retailers, many of which are flagship stores.  Mall of Africa constantly strives to push the boundaries of innovation, technology and originality in order to create a unique shopping experience for visitors.   It has fast become one of the top go-to locations for a full shopping and lifestyle experience and stores in the Mall range from well-known local names such as Woolworths, Browns the Diamond Store, Mr Price and Cape Union Mart to international luxury brands including Emporio Armani, Superdry, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Paul Smith, Versace and more. 

Increasingly the Mall of Africa has become the preferred host for a range of lifestyle and leisure events, including hosting the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2017 in Johannesburg, the National Antiques & Decorative Arts Faire and the third edition of the Africa Art Collective.  At Mall of Africa, shoppers can also look forward to a number of fabulous new stores - often the first landing of global brands on South African soil - and enjoy incredible restaurants and numerous events throughout the year.

Owned in a joint venture by Attacq (80%) and Atterbury (20%), Mall of Africa is South Africa's largest shopping Mall ever built in one phase, offering over 130 000m2 of retail space organised into uniquely identified court areas made for easy shopping navigation, as well as exceptional access, location and visibility.   Perfectly situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria, Mall of Africa is a visual, social and economic anchor within Waterfall and is becoming a dominant super-regional Mall, located off Allandale in Waterfall City.

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