South Africa has the sixth largest number of malls in the world with the United States, Canada, China, Japan and the United Kingdom being the only countries that boast more. Developers are looking for other initiatives in growing the industry with re-development being the core focus.
The state had called for him to receive no less than the prescribed minimum 15-year sentence for murder.
Zimbabwe is battling its worst drought in a quarter of a century, while the economy is beset by cash shortages.
Once again the world's cameras are focused on South Africa as Oscar Pistorius's long court drama comes to an end.
Booming cross border trade with Zimbabwe has taken a kick in the guts from authorities amid fires, violence and unrest.