Amazon's African HQ in Cape Town Will Offer Thousands of Jobs to Locals

Amazon's African HQ in Cape Town Will Offer Thousands of Jobs to Locals

  • The previously authorised multi-billion rand River Club mixed-use development project in Cape Town is set to host the new Amazon HQ in Africa
  • A total of 150 000 square metres dedicated to the development project is set to be divided into commercial and housing Sections with the housing section being assigned over 39 000 square meters
  • It is estimated that over 5 000 jobs will be created by the development project from the construction phase alone stemming into a further 19 000 new opportunities for employment

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The City of Cape Town confirmed in April 2021 that it had permitted the multi-billion-rand River Club mixed-use development project, which will act as the new base for Amazon in Africa.

The project aims to bring in a 150 000 square metre mixed-use space, separated into commercial and housing uses covering two areas. The developer has assigned 31 900 square metres for the development of the residential sector.

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Approximately 5 239 jobs are expected to be created in the construction phase alone. The development project will continue to create close to 19 000 jobs both induced and indirectly.

Amazon, 40 000, jobs, Cape Town
The new Amazon HQ in Africa will boast job opportunities in various areas. Image: Nathan Stirk
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Following reports by BusinessTech the Western Cape’s trade and investment company Wesgro confirmed that it also has 22 new projects on course; with Cape Town and the Western Cape regarded as attractive investment destinations, especially in the Information Communication Technology (ICT), manufacturing, real estate, green economy, energy, and tourism sectors.

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According to BizNews, the development project will also include restaurants, conferencing, school and events space.

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The report continued by saying that the developer needs to give in-depth plans on different aspects of development. Construction of the development is expected in the next three to five years. The City of Cape Town stated that the construction of phase one will provide around 5 200 jobs.

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