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Sandton City Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary with Retail Festival



Sandton City Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary with Retail Festival

Sandton City, Africa’s premier shopping destination, commemorates an impressive five decades of retail excellence with a spectacular one-day shopping festival designed to enchant patrons with exclusive offerings, extraordinary experiences, and an atmosphere brimming with celebration. Shoppers can look forward to a cornucopia of delights, including irresistible retailer deals and complimentary gifts, enhancing their shopping experiences significantly as reported by Joburg Newsroom. Dimitri Kokinos, Sandton City’s Asset Manager, emphasises that shoppers will enjoy exclusive offers at over 90 stores within the centre, ensuring unbeatable value accompanies their purchases.

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As this iconic mall located in the northern precinct of Johannesburg reaches its momentous 50th anniversary on Tuesday, September 12, Kokinos underscores that the retail festival is a testament to Sandton City’s unwavering commitment to delivering unparalleled shopping experiences.

Starting from noon onwards, patrons can immerse themselves in live musical performances by some of South Africa’s most renowned artists, such as DJ Zinhle, Goodluck, Holly Rey, and Kings of the Weekend, who will grace the centre court just outside Checkers.

For those spending R500 or more at their preferred Sandton City stores, an exciting opportunity awaits as they can enter a competition for a chance to win a R50,000 Sandton City gift card. The entry box is conveniently located in the centre court.


In celebration of the festival, the mall has extended its trading hours, allowing patrons ample time to explore and indulge in the festivities, with most stores within the centre remaining open until 9 p.m. on this special day.

In addition to the lively musical festivities, Kokinos reveals that Sandton City will unveil a captivating history wall installation on the fourth level, adjacent to Clicks, Woolworths, Toy Kingdom, and Loads of Living.

“This installation provides visitors with a unique opportunity to embark on a journey through time, showcasing the center’s evolution from its inception to the present day. It offers a glimpse into the rich history and transformative journey since its development, highlighting how this remarkable center has consistently remained at the forefront of African retail,” he states.

Kokinos expresses immense pride in celebrating five decades of retail excellence, describing Sandton City as an iconic symbol of luxury, innovation, style, and community.

“Sandton City has been an iconic symbol of luxury, innovation, style, and community for 50 years. We are excited to offer shoppers a day filled with exuberant experiences and unforgettable retail moments, all while paying tribute to the center’s legacy as a retail haven, offering an unparalleled mix of luxury brands, fashion, lifestyle, and dining experiences.”


Since its inception in 1973, Sandton City has maintained its distinct position as a hub of high-end retail, attracting shoppers from around the globe to indulge in its diverse selection of over 300 premium retailers representing cherished brands from South Africa and worldwide.

Internationally recognised, Sandton City Shopping Centre retains its status as one of Africa’s leading retail destinations. With a remarkable blend of retail, office, and leisure spaces, it ranks as South Africa’s top-performing retail destination in terms of trading density.

The shopping centre boasts over 300 of the most exciting local and international brands, offering a world of luxury within the exclusive Diamond Walk. For more information and regular updates, visit or follow the centre on social media at @SandtonCityMall.

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