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Valentine’s Day date ideas you’ll love

Valentine’s Day date ideas you’ll love Whether you and your special someone have been together for 20 years or 20 days, we’ve rounded up the best (and most thoughtful) ways to show you care this Valentine’s Day.     Join our special Valentine’s sushi making and rumba class Eat, dance, and be merry at the ultimate date night on Thursday 13 February right here at Mall of the North. Book now for an unforgettable couple’s sushi making and rumba dance class at 6pm at Ocean Basket for only R250. To secure your spot email events@mallofthenorth.co.za. We can promise that this is…
Trustworth Sibanda
7th Feb 2020
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Marathon – Comrades Qualifier 2019

This year’s Mall of the North Marathon was once again proof of the popularity of the event with well over 2 000 athletes competing in the 42.2km, 21.1km and 10km categories.  This excludes the hundreds of runners who competed in the 5km Fun Run. A total of 560 athletes finished the 42.2km compared to 380 last year (47% growth).  In the 21.2km a total of 680 (500 – 36% growth) athletes completed the race while 800 (530 – 51% growth) crossed the finish line in the 10km.  The Marathon was won by Lutendo Maphoto in a time of 2:26.22. The…
Trustworth Sibanda
23rd Jan 2020
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New year, new hobby!

We’ve all made a resolution or three in the past that turned out... or rather didn’t turn out at all.  Not this year! Instead of making an impossible to-do list for 2020, why not do something a little different, learn something new, and have a little me time in the process?  Having a hobby not only gives us something to do during our leisure time, it’s also a fantastic way to learn a new skill and meet people with similar interests to our own. Hobbies are also a great way to relieve stress by providing a creative outlet that’s otherwise…
Trustworth Sibanda
20th Jan 2020
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Festive Season Activities – Winter Wonderland Photobooth, SPCA Gift Wrapping Service, Interactive Santa, Summer Sensation Kids Activities

Shoppers at Mall of the North had a variety of entertainment options to choose from during the festive season.  Families took their annual Christmas photo at our Winter Wonderland photobooth while kids could have a unique interactive conversation with Santa and join in the free Summer Sensation kids’ activity fun.  The local SPCA gift wrapping service also made Christmas shopping a bit more convenient by offering a gift-wrapping service.
Trustworth Sibanda
30th Dec 2019
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Community Christmas Parade

The festive season was officially launched with an explosive community Christmas parade on Saturday 7 December.  Dancers from local dance schools spread festive cheer throughout the mall when they danced in the festive season.  The mall came to a standstill when the dancers took centre stage in their numbers, entertaining shoppers. Other features on the programme were the SA Army Band Limpopo, gymnasts, dancers and the Limpopo K9 Academy.  The parade was topped off by the guest of honour, Santa Claus.  The following tenants contributed to making this activation a huge success: Kryolan Polokwane, MAC Cosmetics, Foschini, Truworths, Woolworths, Edgars…
Trustworth Sibanda
7th Dec 2019
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Black Friday

Mall of the North had a very successful Black Friday.  Many stores opted to start their Black Friday specials earlier and extend some specials for the entire weekend this year which meant less of a rush on Black Friday itself. While our footcount for Friday is a little lower in comparison to 2018, the overall numbers for the 2019 Black Friday weekend are up, along with an increase in the number of shoppers for the entire month of November. In addition, turnover income for Mall of the North tenants also increased from last year.  We are also happy to report…
Trustworth Sibanda
21st Nov 2019
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The Long Table Picnic with Roan Ash

The “If I ever saw heaven” hit-maker, Roan Ash, made our first “The Long Table Picnic” a worthwhile event on Sat 7 September at the overflow parking area.  Guests had the opportunity to buy tickets online and we sold a total of 490 tickets.  A seat at The Long Table included a welcoming drink, surprise gift and limited snacks sponsored by Panarottis and Ocean Basket.  Various food and drink stalls were set-up by tenants and these offered visitors a variety of tasty options to choose from.  A local indie-rock band, 15OH5, set the tone for the night with their opening…
Trustworth Sibanda
7th Sep 2019
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Paint & Sip – 9 August 2019

Champagne flutes, Mediterranean sounds, paint and palettes sat side by side as generous Picasso-like strokes were applied to canvas board by an all-female audience who participated in our second Paint & Sip event on Women’s Day.  In-between sipping on the bubbly, guests were treated to a breakfast snack courtesy of Ocean Basket.  Miladys and Foschini also each sponsored beautiful shopping bags and cosmetics.  There was a total of 35 budding artists who participated. This was the second Paint & Sip session and we will most definitely host it again soon!
Trustworth Sibanda
9th Aug 2019