South African group opens shopping centre in Tete, Mozambique

21 August 2015

South African group Terrace Africa is due to open a shopping centre in the city of Tete in central Mozambique before the end of the year, a group official said in Johannesburg.

Sean Oberholzer, a project manager with the group, said the shopping centre would have a Shoprite supermarket as its anchor store, which is the largest supermarket chain in South Africa.

Saying the Terrace Africa Group plans to open retail spaces in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia, Oberholzer added that the underlying idea was to select smaller cities and towns “so that we can represent something to the local communities and can then introduce new products and new sales concepts.”

Tete, with a population of around 250,000, is expected to see strong economic growth later this year when the new Nacala railway corridor is officially opened, enhancing the potential of the new power plant that is at a very advanced stage of planning.

The project manager of the South African group said the shopping centre, in addition to the Shoprite supermarket, will also have shops of regionally-known and international brands. (macauhub/MZ)