South Africa's capital, City of Tshwane, is set to become the automotive capital of Afrika following an approximately $290 million (R3 billion) creation of the Rosslyn Hub. The development of the Rosslyn Hub is a step towards the realization and creation of the Tshwane Auto City (TAC) - a vision by South Africa's government and the automotive industry to transform the area north of the City of Tshwane into a leading automotive investment destination in Afrika.

The official on-site launch will take place in Rosslyn on Friday, 18 May 2018.

โ€œร„lthough the re-design and town-planning changes seemed pain-full at the time, we could see the long term benefits for ourselves and the region, of the Tshwane Auto Cityโ€™s impact. The support and assistance we have received from both the City of Tshwane and the Gauteng government, has enabled us to re-design our lay-out to address six of the key components required for the Auto City. The most important of these is to provide a logistics node, vehicle distribution centre and main access road for the new Transnet approved Logistics Hub,โ€ said Brendan Falkson, Director at Rosslyn Hub.

Falkson went on to add that Rosslyn, which is already home to four car manufacturing plants - BMW, Nissan, Iveco and Tata - along with an array of automotive suppliers, will emulate well-established automotive cities like those found around the world in Spain, China, Germany and Japan. This will create a second โ€CBDโ€ in the north-west of Tshwane on the doorstep of Garankuwa and Soshanguve, anchored by a labour intensive automotive manufacturing core that will enable workers to walk to work and re-dress the poor land decisions of the past.

The Rosslyn Hub will include:

  • 1,200 houses and 250 rental apartments;

  • A crรจche, primary and high school;

  • A university with student housing;

  • Two shopping centres, a value centre and filling station;

  • A logistics park and vehicle distribution centre, with access to a world class rail logistics hub;

  • A truck staging area and truck stop;

  • Motor showrooms and a motor retail area;

  • A hospital and clinic;

  • A hotel and conference centre; and

  • An outdoor automotive pavilion.

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