Orange Farm finally gets its own mall, VAAL TIMES
Construction of the new R400 million Eyethu Orange Farm mall has commenced with major retailers already securing 27, 000m2 of retail space and transport infrastructure upgrading is underway. Scheduled to commence trade in September 2014, the mall is designed to act as an economic catalyst for the area and is located adjacent to the busy Stretford Station, the core of the new Town Square. The idea for Eyethu Orange Farm Mall came with businessman Vusi Tshabalala nearly two decades ago, who saw a future where the community of Orange Farm could benefit from its own spending power by developing a shopping mall in which the community owned a stake. However the much anticipated mall which has been marred by controversies and dissatisfaction from disgruntled community and business forum members seems to have finally got to a good start but only just.