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As Covid-19 forces landlords to reinvent themselves, is this the end of high-end malls?

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SA's malls suffered due to Covid-19. But could the fall in foot traffic be permanent?
SA's malls suffered due to Covid-19. But could the fall in foot traffic be permanent?
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South Africa's mega destination malls could look very different in a year or two from now.

Hyprop, which owned high-end malls like Hyde Park Corner and Canal Walk, may house online retailers' pick-up points, Home Affairs and municipal offices if it could convince them to move into malls.

Attacq's centres, which included Mall of Africa, Waterfall Corner and the Garden Route Mall, were also positioning themselves to be "retail hubs" that facilitated click-and-collect purchases and offered other "on-demand services".

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