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Amazon To Plant African Headquarters In South Africa

Following the setting up of Twitter’s Africa headquarters in Ghana, it has been reported that Amazon has made it’s intentions known, that  their African headquarters would be located in South Africa.

According to reports, authorities in Cape Town confirmed this, saying the City of Cape Town has greenlit the R4 billion River Club mixed-use development, which will be the new home of retail giant Amazon in Africa.

Amazon revealed that, “The development design intends to create a 150,000 square metre mixed-use space, divided into commercial and housing uses across two precincts. The developer intends 31,900 square metres to be used for residential purposes”.

It added that, “The development will include both market-driven and affordable housing opportunities – the latter of which will be physically integrated with the other residential units in the apartment complexes”.

It was also revealed that, “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”.

Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance has welcomed the announcement that US online retail giant will establish its South African headquarters in Cape Town, adding that the Amazon South Africa HQ has the potential to create up to 19 000 jobs.

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