Portrait – Richard Maponya, Mall Tycoon

Portrait – Richard Maponya, Mall Tycoon

Known as the man who build the first shopping mall in Soweto, 86-year-old Richard Maponya is an iconic entrepreneur in South African history. Maponya Mall is his holy grail. It took Maponya $62.8 million, 28 years and a string of lawsuits to carve out the first shopping mall in the bustling Soweto.

Photography – Jay Caboz
Location – Richard Maponya‘s house Hydepark, South Africa
Publication – see the articles here Forbes Africa Magazine Feb Issue

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