By Nokuphila Shazi
Riverside Square is located on Porcupine Park Avenue in heart of the Riverside View. It is anticipated gross leasable area with phase 1 being 7 536 m square, successfully developed by Valumax.
Riverside View Square next to the RDP houses in Riverside View which aims to accommodate people in the RDP more especially elderly people. The center will service the day to day convenience requirement of this community. Daily convenience needs will be met with the supermarkets and butchery offering, a planned liquor store as well as Hardware. Health and Beauty lifestyle convenience will be catered for hair salons optician, and pharmacy. Other convenience related tenants will include fast food family value fashion, furniture, cellular stores and internet café.
The aim is not only to bring city life to the community but to provide employment. The youth in South Africa is the highest and leading worldwide. According to Statistics SA, Quarterly Force Survey released on 23 June 2020, the unemployment rate in South Africa has increased to 30, 1 % in the first quarter of 2020. With such project they have employed over 50 % of South African youth. As much as it going be easier for the community to get their needs and wants, however, most of the youth will be employed in the mall.
Majority of the people working in building the mall are based in the street of Diepsloot, which makes things easier for them as they can even walk to work. People from RDP houses and the rest of the community will not have to drive longer distances to get what they need.
The wait will be over soon as the mall will be opening the 28 November this year.