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immediate surrounding area of the site, but it also brought further growth opportunities in di erent sectors.
“[Canal Walk] was the start of greater development in the surrounding area. Around it was Century City, which became a new corporate destination with a lot
of o ces, residential and hospitality developments followed. Canal Walk became the focus of this.”
The economic advantages felt within the suburb as a direct result of the Canal Walk project have since served as a blueprint for similar retail development across Africa, as

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