Extended traffic congestion at Mall of Africa opening

Commuters travelling along the N1 towards Midrand endured high traffic congestion as the new Mall of Africa opened its doors to shopping fanatics.

The Mall of Africa, situated near Waterfall Estate in Midrand, is South Africa's biggest shopping centre built in a single phase.

702's John Robbie spoke to traffic engineer, Adrian Brislin, about the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

Perhaps they underestimated the demand but they had to put a traffic management mechanism in place.

Adrian Brislin, traffic engineer

The demand was definitely a big surprise. The problem was the big demand from the shops that provided opening specials.

Adrian Brislin, traffic engineer
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