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Maponya’s African dream

By working with neighbours, business tycoon Richard Maponya managed to get around oppressive laws and create an empire

Soweto to get R40-million Toyota facility

Toyota South Africa Motors has said it is constructing a R40-million facility in Soweto.

Zuma: Don’t throw away your vote

President Jacob Zuma urged thousands of ANC supporters in Soweto not to "throw away their vote" during the May 18 local government elections.

A giant in the making

Three years ago Gauteng administrators asked a group of really smart people to look into the economic potential of Soweto.

Soweto’s Maponya Mall a ‘radical reconstruction’

As you enter the gates of Soweto's biggest shopping mall, you are welcomed by a majestic statue of an elephant. The elephant is seen to represent Richard Maponya as being part of the "big five" of business and retail in Soweto, but the actual symbolism of the stature has nothing to do with the man's businesses.

Maponya Mall: ‘Everything I want under one roof’

Soweto, the vast township that was synonymous with neglect and revolt during apartheid, will become home to one of South Africa's largest shopping malls this week when one of the country's original black entrepreneurs fulfils a three-decade long dream.

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