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Eyethu Orange Farm Mall To Open In October

The opening of Eyethu Orange Farm Mall will mark the beginning of a new chapter for the Orange Farm community. Not only will the new regional mall attract plenty of shoppers, the community itself will also enjoy a 10% ownership in the development, helping Orange Farm in its journey to becoming a vibrant and successful town.

Artist perspective of Eyethu Orange Farm Mall

Artist perspective of Eyethu Orange Farm Mall

The community’s share of the mall was bought through a trust – the Orange Farm Community Trust. The trust was formed so the community can benefit from owning 10% of Eyethu Orange Farm Mall. The trust is run by volunteers or Trustees elected by the community. It is the Trustees who represent and protect the interest of the Orange Farm community.

In order for the community to buy a 10% share in the mall, it was provided with a loan from the founder, Stretford Land Development, and its partners Flanagan & Gerard and The Dipula Income Fund.

However, to ensure that the community’s interests are completely independent, the National Empowerment Fund agreed to provide a R50 million loan to the community so it can buy its 10% investment in Eyethu Orange Farm Mall. The loan was used to buy 10% in the land title deed, and to pay for 10% of the project’s construction costs.

In October this year, the mall will celebrate its grand opening, which will be an exciting time for the community, as it will begin to see its investment grow as the mall begins to earn an income.

The very first project for the Orange Farm Community Trust will be to pay back the loan on behalf of the community, which will take around fifteen years. All community members will have a vital part to play in growing their investment, as supporting Eyethu Orange Farm Mall before any other shopping centre will make it possible for the loan to be paid back as soon as possible, and the sooner the loan is paid – the more the community can benefit from other projects.

Once the loan is paid, the Trust, with the help and guidance of the community, can identify special needs projects; these can be the building of a crèche, a home for the elderly or any other project close to the community’s heart.

The money for these projects will come from the income earned from the community’s share of ownership of the mall and will enable residents to benefit from Eyethu Orange Farm Mall for many years to come.

To be involved in any Trust project – be it building, supplying or operating it –a business or individual must be a resident of Orange Farm, guaranteeing that the whole community stands to benefit from this landmark development.

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  • Hi, I currently stay in orange farm and I what to know how does one apply for the vacancies that are going to be available at the mall??

    Thanks

  • Hi,

    My daughter she’s currently doing grade 11 she wants to do part time jobs during school holidays. Please advise which doors to knock too, as you know things have changed she needs history on her CV for future records.

    We residents in Orange Farm.

    I will really appreciate your respond in this matter,

    Kind Regards,

    N. Mchunu

  • Hi,

    With the large scale of residents not having matric, what are their chances of getting jobs at the mall?

  • I applied at the mall when they where taking cv’s opposite mall but till now I have’nt receive a call for interview and I stay at orange farm and I’m in need of the job I don’t know what to do please help.

  • Hi my name is lerato mathebula a proud citizen of Orange farm. Would like to say that the mall will change thousands of peoples live some may get jobs other may not but I believe that a difference has been made in the live of people in need of work I personaly an pround of this life changing oppotunity given to us all we need to do is to pull together a change an a legecy has been set.I incharage the youth who have not been calld yet or may not be called to be paciant an rejoice for those who have been called my self I applyed but have not receiced a can but one of my family members has been call for that I’m greatful. Thank u to the visionaries who saw an oppotunity to bring change in our community I believe crime an hunger will now be eliviated the youth will now focus on working an less dependence on parents an boyfriend.
    Regards

  • Greetings

    I’m a student at Sedibeng College in Vandebijlpark. I’m studying Management Assistance. I’m from Orange Farm.

    I would like to know if there is a part time job available as I’m on my holidays.

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