By ^PS – After many moons without a shopping centre, the community of Alexandra now has a brand spanking new mall. Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba officially opened the mega-sized Alex Mall on March 29.
Alex Mall is an initiative by the Greater Alexandra Chamber of Commerce and is set to change the economic landscape of Alexandra, which has long been seen as the poor stepsister of Sandton. The Mall is located on the N3 highway/London Road interchange and overlooks Alexandra and the Sandton skyline.
Alex Mall has two lavish soccer fields, which was graced by the presence of Mayor Mashaba, who cemented the opening of the soccer fields by signing two soccer balls, a jersey and scored a goal to show the community of Alex how it should be done.
The mall depicts the history of Alex on its walls. Murals of national icons like Nelson Mandela, Kgalema Motlanthe, Zanele Mbeki, multi-talented sportsmen Peter Mavuso and many others adorn the mall’s walls.
For some residents of Alexandra, this mall is a step away from poverty and unemployment.During the construction phase, more than 1 000 temporary jobs were created for locals and with more than 100 shops, we are certain that this mall will bring a sense of relief to many families.