Rustenburg have Waterfall Mall, Phokeng Mall, Boitekong Mall, under construction Tlhabane Mall and now R1.2 Billion Mall in Geelhoutpark is underway. The construction of the new mall in Geelhoutpark starts later this month. Despite the never finished Rustenburg Rapid Transport project and conflicted Tlhabane Mall project, Rustenburg Executive Mayor, Mpho Khunou is adamant that Rustenburg Mall will be completed in time and will addresss the unemployment crisis hitting the country. Khunou said the project is estimated create about 800 jobs for locals. Additionally the first phase of the Rustenburg Mall which will be operational in March 2021 will come with 1000 newly created jobs. Khunou said further to that, the Mall will have a second phase of construction which will feature more than 60 000 square meters of retail shopping.
Khunou said the jobs that they have committed to, are no longer a dream but a reality. “Recently we have all heard of the staggering unemployment rate among our people especially the youth. It gives me great pleasure to be part of this historic ceremony where our people will benefit, as a Municipality our interest is in the beneficiation processes that will follow, which need to be above board. We will not allow for any shady dealings, which may negatively dent the prospects of such a massive project, which ought to benefit the residents,” said Khunou