Century 21 South Africa recently announced that Tebogo Marule has been awarded the Century 21 franchise for Polokwane.
Century 21 Polokwane, which will launch on 1 December 2012, will complement 32 local franchises around South Africa and approximately 8 000 franchisees around the world.
Marule says with four large shopping centres and a new multimillion rand regional shopping mall being planned, there is no shortage of purchasing opportunities.
Polokwane is in the centre of the largest diversity of agricultural developments in South Africa, says Marule. "Known for its avocados, bananas, maize, tropical fruits and with Limpopo supplying a large percentage of the Johannesburg Fresh Produce Market, it does not matter where you choose to dine, the fare will be of the freshest and will impress those with cordon bleu palates."
With its wealth of agricultural resources, tourist attractions and the mineral rich soils around the city, Polokwane with its sophisticated infrastructure and proximity to consumer markets, both within its borders and beyond, is a treasure chest of opportunities.
The district is one of the premier hunting destinations in South Africa and opportunities for the development of tanning as well as the processing of meat are vast, says Marule.
"Surrounded by vast platinum, gold and diamond developments, to name just a few, opportunities for the manufacture of jewellery are real and vast timber plantations would open doors for those ready to invest in the manufacture of wooden furniture."
Polokwane is naturally the centre and home to Limpopo’s government offices, the financial sector and regional retail and trading.
"It’s a beautiful city surrounded by outstanding tree lined suburbs, unusual townships and fascinating rural villages."
With one of the lowest crime statistics in South Africa, it is true to its name ‘Place of Safety’ and its schools, both private and state owned consistently produce good results and its medical facilities are world class, says Marule.
"It’s a destination with a rich cultural legacy where six languages, Sepedi, Tshivenda, TshiTsonga, Isindebele, English and Afrikaans are spoken. It’s a city offering many attractions with a number of museums, historical sites, art and photographic museums and entertainment centres."