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“Pos­si­bly one of the most ex­cit­ing de­vel­op­ments in the city has been the open­ing of 012Precinct, four trendy new mul­ti­func­tional in­ner-city venues,” Tsh­wane Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion’s Chair­per­son, Bronwen Ca­dle de Ponte said in an in­ter­view with Daily Travel and Meet­ings Buyer ear­lier this year. “Clev­erly named for the city’s di­alling code – 012 – the venues have al­ready suc­cess­fully hosted events from con­fer­ences to con­certs and cor­po­rate func­tions to hip mar­kets.”

Ca­dle de Ponte’s anal­y­sis of the new venue is an in­dict­ment of the goals driv­ing the City of Tsh­wane’s evolution at present, paving the way for nu­mer­ous eater­ies, mu­se­ums, re­tail out­lets and ho­tels to thrive.

“Driven by pas­sion for the in­ner city, the vision of 012Precinct is to build and grow a precinct in which peo­ple live, work and play. The venue com­prises a num­ber of closely sit­u­ated build­ings that en­able di­verse, rich ex­pe­ri­ences for peo­ple or com­pa­nies that need a venue for their event.”

Made up of 012Cen­tral, 012 Cen­tral Bank Tow­ers, 012 Cen­tral Jar­down and 012Cen­tral Prin­schurch, ev­ery­thing from bars, to events, to ar­chi­tec­ture and cul­ture are cov­ered. And in re­gards to the for­mer, it also pro­vides a plat­form for the na­tion­ally fa­mous out­lets to strut their stuff; in this case the African Beer Em­po­rium takes cen­tre stage to de­liver “lo­cal and for­eign vis­i­tors a taste of Africa in an un­prece­dented way and with ex­cep­tional style”, Ca­dle de Ponte en­thused.

She con­tin­ued: “New on the hori­zon is Time Square at Men­lyn Maine, which will of­fer a five-star Sun In­ter­na­tional ho­tel with 100 lux­ury rooms and 10 suites to cater for the diplo­matic travel mar­ket, sup­port the busi­ness trav­eller and en­cour­age overnight stays in Tsh­wane and ac­com­mo­date gam­bling pa­trons over week­ends.

“An­other ex­cit­ing de­vel­op­ment that is be­ing an­tic­i­pated is the new Radis­son RED ho­tel, part of the Lof­tus Park com­plex in the city, and is ex­pected to open be­fore the one planned for Cape Town.”

012 hosts events from con­fer­ences to con­certs and cor­po­rate func­tions to hip mar­kets

012Precinct

Sun In­ter­na­tional Ho­tel

Radis­son RED Ho­tel

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