New R44bn mega city for Pretoria

Pretoria – Pretoria is to get a spanking new “nodal development” located in the east of the city at a massive R44 billion.

Developers are hard at work to meet the 2020 deadline for Hazeldean, the latest multibillion rand development in the city.

Development manager Hendrik van Zyl said the project had already received support from the local, provincial and national authorities.

He said various national and international retail outlets had expressed an interest in the planned 100 000m² Hazeldean shopping mall, which would be developed at a cost of R2.2bn. “The Hazeldean development has received great support from the City of Tshwane, for which we are grateful. We are confident of meeting our deadline.”

The East Capital, as Hazeldean is known, has been envisioned as a self-sufficient live, learn, grow, work and play eco-friendly suburban precinct. The so-called “full circle living” lifestyle to be offered by the 950ha mega city, the planning of which started in 2006, is becoming increasingly sought-after, developers say. The lifestyle includes shops, offices and much more right at the doorstep, thereby eliminating the need to spend hours commuting each day.