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Joy as Tete Junction opens

Joy as Tete Junction opens

Joy as Tete Junction opens
Joy as Tete Junction opens


Tete Junction shopping centre opened to excited crowds on 3 December 2015, bringing a new shopping experience to the city. The opening marks the entrance of Shoprite, Africa’s largest food retailer, to Tete Province. Thousands of shoppers and curious locals descended on the new centre to join in the festivities.

 Tete, with an estimated population of over 250,000 people, has been longing for a more formalised and reliable retail offering to serve the needs of the growing community. The Shoprite supermarket which opened features a full selection of groceries and fresh produce as well as a bakery, deli, butchery and liquor offerings. Brands such as Pep, Studio 88, Side Step, Standard Bank, Infotech, OK Furniture and others have also taken up space alongside Shoprite. The development was undertaken by Terrace Africa, and took less than 12 months to complete.

 “We are thrilled to bring this new experience to Tete,” said Sean Oberholzer, development manager for Terrace Africa. “The project has already provided over 200 jobs to the local community and we are confident that it will encourage further investment into the town.”

 The project team included Skyscape Architects, MLC Quantity Surveyors and  BCHOD Consulting Engineers and was constructed by Berry Juice Construction LDA, which is based in Tete. Paul Beresford-Miller, managing director of Berry Juice, said his team were very proud to be involved in the project. “Our company is delighted to have built the first Shoprite in Tete,” he said. “We believe the location is perfect and the shopping centre will provide a convenient destination for the people of Tete, Moatize and the surrounding districts.”

 Developer, Terrace Africa has already started with further construction projects in Mozambique and the company is positive about the future of Tete Province, as well as other provinces such as Cabo Delgado, Nampula and Zambezia.

 “We firmly believe in the region’s long term ecomonic prospects,” said Brett Abrahamse, director of Terrace Africa. “Tete Junction is the first of many new developments and we already have similar projects underway in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Our team is hugely enthusiastic about travel on the continent and we are excited to unlock new trading opportunities for our tenants and convenient shopping experiences for our customers.”

 Tete Junction is situated in Matema suburb, on the corner of the EN103 and the University road approximately 2km from the bridge.