Amazon has announced that it will establish its African headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The City of Cape Town has confirmed the mixed-use development of R4 billion River Club, which will be the new home to the retail giant Amazon in Africa.
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This comes up a week after Twitter announced Ghana as the location of its first African office and headquarters.
“The development plan calls for a 150,000-square-meter mixed-use space divided into two precincts for industrial and residential uses. A total of 31,900 square meters will be used for residential purposes, according to the developer.
“The project will provide both market-driven and affordable housing options, the latter of which will be physically incorporated with the apartment complexes’ other residential units.
“It is envisaged that 5,239 jobs will be created in the construction phase alone. The project will also create up to 19,000 indirect and induced jobs,” it said.
In response, the Democratic Alliance welcomed the announcement that its South African headquarters in Cape Town would be established by the US online retail giant.
The citing of Amazon head quarters in South Africa will create up to 19,000 jobs. Dean Macpherson, DA Shadow Trade Minister, also says it is going to inject some R4 billion into the local economy.
The expanded COVID-19 lockdown in the South African economy has proved devastating.