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Made in Mzansi, by Menlyn: A celebration of the best in local retail

The iconic shopping center Menlyn Park, situated in the heart of Tswana launched the ‘Made in Mzansi, by Menlyn’. An empowering initiative aimed at celebrating South African Heritage. The launch was strategically planned in September in correlation with Heritage Day, a significant day in South Africa that recognizes and celebrates the cultural diversity of the country.

Owner and manager of Menlyn Park Shopping Center, Pareto Limited is invested in growing people through properties that shape the South African horizon and having done so for the past 20 years. With their positioning ethos ‘growing places’ Pareto Limited has prioritized collaborating with creative industry experts and key industry players in investing, modifying, reaching new heights and breaking new barriers. The ‘Made in Mzansi’ initiative is a testament to bringing this ethos to life.

“We urge the immediate Menlyn community to make it their mission to visit the Centre this month to come and scope out the Made-in-Mzansi stores. Trust me, you are in for a spoil! My team has been hard at work curating an impressive collection of local Tshwane retailers. As for the rest of South Africa, I urge the same of you – when you’re in the 012 district, head over to Menlyn and pay these stores a visit.

I am not only excited to see this project come to fruition for the sake of my Menlyn shoppers, but I am also incredibly proud to see great local brands pioneering the retail space in our Centre.”

-Nisha Kemraj, General Manager of Menlyn Park Shopping Centre

The following list of local Tshwane stores are currently operating under the “Made in Mzansi, by Menlyn” umbrella:

· BENLUC (fashion retailer)

· Gal X Boy (fashion retailer)

· Konkhe Kuhamba Kahle (fashion retailer)

· INK CASA (tattoos and body-piercing)

These brands have been given a leg-up to level-up by Menlyn, to assist them in paving their way to an even brighter future. The mammoth centre offered these local businesses access to their very own retail incubation program. The program centred around equipping these business owners with a retail mentorship which endeavours to arm them with the necessary skills to conquer the world of retail. Menlyn is bursting with pride to see how the program has empowered these businesses by taking them from either an online platform or from an informal retail setting to brick and mortar stores in the largest shopping centre in Africa.

Menlyn looks forward to the future ahead and cannot wait to welcome you to the shopping center and any of these luxurious local retailers.

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