Ngebulana: Billion Group in R1.3bn Mall in Mthatha

Sisa Ngebulana, the high flying businessman, propertyman to be precise, has gone back to his roots, Mthatha, to facilitate development in a project which surely marks his path as one of the greatest in the post 1994 South Africa.

The founder and executive chairman of Billion Group, dubbed one of Africa’s leading property developers, officially broke ground on a site to house a R1.3bn retail development, the BT Ngebs Mall in Mthatha.

Ngebulana said BT Ngebs Mall forms part of Billion Group’s R16 billion investment earmarked for the Eastern Cape region over the next 10 years which will create thousands of job opportunities and contribute millions of Rands to the local fiscus. Highlights in this development pipeline include the R2bn Bay West Mall in Port Elizabeth. The billion Group has other developments on the pipeline across the country and there is talk of 12 retail developments across the sub-Saharan region. The Billion Group spun out the JSE listed property fund Rebosis.

On the BT Ngebs Mall, Ngebulana who grew up in Mthatha, said “This development is very close to my heart – we are very excited about the opportunities it will unlock in the region”.

“At a cost of R1.3 billion, BT Ngebs Mall will not only create thousands of sustainable jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities but our R60 million infrastructure investment will assist in addressing Mthatha’s road, electricity and other infrastructure challenges.”

A Billion Group statement said at almost 60 000 m2, BT Ngebs Mall will be the largest shopping centre of its kind in the region and will service approximately 390 000 existing households in an area with a current retail undersupply of 477 341 m2. Located just off the freeway on Errol Springs Avenue, the mall offers easy access and egress as well as 1 975 parking bays.

The statement added that for the first time, shoppers will have access to South Africa’s largest retailers and various food and fashion franchises under one roof, offering a wider choice and better value for patrons. Confirmed retailers include Pick n Pay, Shoprite, Clicks, Food Lovers Market, Woolworths, Foschini Emporium, Truworths, Edgars, Jet, @Home, Fabiani, Jenni Button, Hilton Weiner, Aca Joe, Urban, Vertigo, Soviet, Queue, Franco Ceccato, John Craig, the major banks, House & Home, various food franchises, The Hub, Identity, Totalsports, Sportscene, Exact, Pep, Studio 88, Legit and CNA.

Ngebulana expects that up to 2 500 job opportunities will be created during the construction phase, followed by an additional 2 300 to 2 500 permanent positions jointly through Billion Group and its tenants, once trading starts.BT Ngebs Mall Sod turning

“The development will also create a number of entrepreneurial opportunities within the region, such as potential supply chain agreements, care and maintenance contracts and the provision of a retail platform within the mall for products and services,” said Ngebulana.

He added that BT Ngebs Mall forms part of Billion Group’s R16 billion investment earmarked for the Eastern Cape region over the next 10 years, which will create thousands of job opportunities and contribute millions of Rands to the local fiscus.

  • Good day

    I would like to find out who do I contact for leasing options for the new Billion Group mall in Mthatha.

    Have a great day further and GOD Bless


  • Good afternoon

    Who do i contact for leasing in mthatha

  • Goodmorning

    I am interested in working in the project as I am currently doing my final year at NMMU for my National Diploma in Building. How can I forward cv. Here are my contact details 0833 170 762

    Thank you

  • when is the construction starting because i am interested i have done construction electrical at school im am the master in wireways and testing faultfindings i am the expect in electrical field i have worked for eskom contractors for five years i have 8 years in this bfield

  • Well done Dlangamandla, your projects are always a huge success, I am still finishing your other great project FOREST HILL CITY MALL in Monavoni, great accomplishments as always, Tola!!!!

  • Papi Mokgalagadi

    Big ups Mr Sisa just like Lumkile am involved with the Forest Hill City project…as a site engineer for one of the contractors, you are such a motivation and a true businessman, your ethics are outstanding and given a chance it will be a pleasure to work for such a MOVEMENT, Keep doing what you doing and may GOD continue blessing you sir

  • Nobuntu Tsholombela

    Good day,

    I would like to know which e-mail add to use if one requires more information

    Nobuntu Tsholombela

  • Pls approach virgin active. Mthatha desperately needs a gym.

  • May I kindly get any contacts I require more information regarding leasing.

  • Dr Ngebs you respond to my question when ,I was asking myself who’s gona be like Maponya at Eastern Cape The question came when ,i was busy doing all roads and parking setting out of Maponya Mall in soweto and I am the product of Eastern Cape on civil engineering keep it up Sir Ngebs

  • Good Day

    It really sounds all exciting to now that Umtata is becoming so urbanized.
    It will truly be great to be apart of it all.
    Seek any business or Leasing possibilities from this new development.


    1. check gumtree… ave zinitsi vacancies zala mall ezovulwa. Good luck

  • So happy to hear about this exciting new development. My worry is that already there is a challenge of over crowding in Umtata. I think it would have been better if the mall was built a little out of town so that people with cars would move away as so to prevent this overcrowding. I’m sure you have thought of that though

  • Good day Mhlekazi my name is Elvis from Engcobo like to meet with you for my newspaper like your chief to print this project for 6 mouths your help can move this to another level or you can make any advert for one of your project can be published here thanks also your check this


  • CONTCT NO FOR MZUKU WONGAMA 0782202847/0837661890

  • Mthatha needs a gym NEBS group. Pls contact virgin active. We pay high end fees at a small seedy gym. A
    gym means more feet, equals more sales .

  • We appreciate this initiative and this is a great opportunity for economic growth in Mthatha

  • We appreciate this initiative and this is a great opportunity for economic growth in Mthatha

  • Hi Sir,I’m born and bred from the same village u grew up,(corana). U are an inspiritation to many young souls, your discipline, big heart, humbleness, giving back and changing lives acumen is a gift from God. I follow every story about u and I get inspired. All the good work u did for the poorest communities will never go unnoticed, u go big Bhuti, invest where Ines life will be changed. Africa is waiting for your investments too. U are our own Patrice Motsepe(and above).

    Thank u Tolo.

    From Mkokeli Binza

  • I would like to be an employee in this big beautiful shopping Mall.I have 10 years experience in POS and Customer Service and iam a make up artist.I was working for Edgars Stores.Thank you Ngebs.My contacts: 0798243681.

  • Where can I submit cv for shops in the new mall?

    1. check gumtree..

  • Just a question, is it true that a Makro Store is also opening its doors at your complex ?? PLEASE ADVICE.

  • Good day

    I am an unemployed Advertising Management graduate and would like to know where can I submit my job application forms for the shops to open in the new mall in Umtata. I am willing to take any job opportunity that may be available.


  • Where can I submit my CV.

  • good day ,we are the formwork erector and scaffolding company and looking forward to join your team as sub-contractor to do anything that has to do with civil/ structural building

  • Vuyolwethu Billie

    good day, im am interested in applying for a job in your company, i have a diploma in N+ Computer

  • We have a land of 10 hectares just 6kms outside Flagstaff town on the national road, we woulf like you to open a shopping centre there.
    Thank you.

  • I hereby looking for a job on Ngebulala Mall I’m a matriculant with a computer literacy please any available vacancy anyone inform me at or call 0715844371

  • where can i submit my cv

  • Sir,may I know whom to contact to lease a shop at this new mall at Vulindlela Heights?I am currently in another contract in the centre of town Mthatha.

  • Ngebulana Nceba

    Dear Sir Ngebs, I would like if I can get opportunity to do my in -service training as I am currently doing Building engineer as my first year.

  • I am interested in Rural Economic Development, I wish to meet Mr Ngebulana, I am in Mqanduli I have a land that can be utilised for retail development.
    My contact number is 0836304807

    Nontando GABA

  • I am interested in leasing one of the shop in your mall which is at Vulindlela height here in Umtata. Currently I am leasing a shop at ECDC Buildings here in town, my problem my shop is so small It is very hard for me to display my Goods properly. I just want to know who to contact on leasing department. Thanks


  • You have done a pretty good job Sir Ngebs(Dlangamandla) but how can I forward my c.v I have matric and National Diploma in Business Management. and lot of experience at the department of social development as Accounting clerk my number is 083 6858944

  • Good day sir, i am looking for a job. I have a B.Acc degree. I studied at the university of the Free State, my studies were funded by wholesale and retail seta therefore i have the obligation to work in the wholesale and retail seta for atleast a year.

  • Hi evryone im a lady looking any opportunity for cashier position,my no0710583581 or 0766682511

  • Dlangamandla

    Well done Zulu, mchenge, tolo, vumbalempongo liyanuka usebenzile ngoba udale imisebenzi kubantu base Mthatha…. yanga inkosi ingakwandisela apho uthatha khona bhuti wam……. Ahhh Ngwenya nkomo

  • As a young woman living emthath(gxulu)am inspired by yu Bhut Sisa Ngebulana, its hard these days to find ppl who give back. Thank yu for being our role model, for i mall noku ukwakha e Corane,we pass by nge Taxi sibuzana ba lomntu wenze kanjani&such a refreshing thing ukubonaabantu ba abaphekelanga kwi shops ezilalini, 5hey aimed high&Bafika. UTHIXO ABENAWE BHUTI


  • Please send me information about office space to rent

  • Buti ndenza uvukuzenzele wezitena apha ecorana ndidinga amalahle ,andinankunzi

  • I am looking for a job opportunity this December please help me ..any kind of work I really need the money

  • Have same business ideas currently finalizing my LLB forthare, have been enquiring on how to
    stablish my own business, Noncedo Mlando gave me an idea to google….
    based in Gauteng but studies Forthare university your alma mater.

    Hats off

    Kind Regards,

    073 125 5024

  • Goodday Sir

    I am so motivated by your struggles which led to you being a successful Entrepreneur. One of the things that intrigued me is your perseverance of not giving up through all the ups and downs you went through, I guess what I’m trying to say is what I learned from your biography is that there are steps that have to be taken and also have to be undertaken to be successful and also that being successful is a process. So with those words I am motivated to never give up in life even though sometimes life seems difficult and unpersuable, anything is possible no matter what hurdles may come, nothing can stop me as long as I am eager to work hard, never give up and following my dreams.

    Thank you so much for being an inspiration to me, I am on top of my game now and I am moving forward no matter what it takes

    Kind regards
    076 6972 151

  • I am by the name Ayanda Dzakwa ,Im on my second year in building Engineering, currectly looking for in-service position around Mthatha. Please if you know anyplace find me at 0787623715.


  • Write here…Good morning Sir,
    I am a social worker in practice and I am placed at SOS Childrens Village Mthatha. I need assistance for one of those innocent souls. Your email address could be of help so as to be able forward my concern.

  • I am unemployed and I have a diploma certificate in web design and development, I have been looking for job since 2013 please help.

  • I am looking for please help i am fast learner i have matric and also computer i like foshion very much i can play a big cotribution.

  • Att: Mr.ngebulana sisa…..Mofolo holding is a registered company currently dealing with business proposal and plan to develop the marketing space complex in. Freestate…would you kindly like to join us on advice the growing black development business company please call. 0733482528 and address…

  • We are the parents of 5 boys who got the opportunity to study in USA.They are doing grade 9 this year 2016.We want to know Mr Sisa Ngebulana if you can help us with donation and advice us about any scholarship that can assist us to pay the tuition at high school level.We tried to get the scholarship but most of them started at university level.Please assist us we want a help. Thanks from Mrs N.Masumpa,Mrs Budu and Mrs Mbuthumai

  • Good day sir/madam my name is luvuyo madubedube I’m managing director we are dealing security guard cleaning service I’m looking a subcontract of security guard and cleaning thanx

  • I am a woman in Mthatha who bought a site in Sidwadwa view with intentions of developing it into flats for commercial but due to financial challenges i couldnt. I am selling the site.

  • Good day sir

    I am from Mt Frere and we recently formed a consortium and are now busy with our first project( building a school hostel). We have started this from our own pockets and not really clear of where to go so to get funding

    Would really appreciate if you can mentor us as this is all new to us.

  • Good day

    Congratulations on all your achievements and also great initiative on creating job opportunities for people of this side of the world. I am from PSJ, we have such an amazing sites near the sea that can be developed into nice by-the-sea hotels.
    You are the only hope that can redeem our people.

    (mzi Ndamase) 0710210524

  • Good Day Mt Ngebulane I sm Nolita Woko from Keiskammahoek Eastern Cape I have 50 hectors of land with a vision to develop a shopping mall since our rural area people are always struggle to do their shopping end up loosing their groceries or money due to the conjunction that is in King Williams Town and is 35 km from king Williams town in kwa Shushu Village in N2 next to the Tamarha police station and it is a very busy road taxis buses government departments airport and historic grave for south African heroes and Grahamstown festival it will help our community with jobs open up opportunities in all direction exposing rural area kids to better things .

  • Good day mr.Ngebulana,

    Can your office be incontact with me or send me the direct email address to your attention. my email address

  • Good day Mr.Ngebulana,

    Can someone at your office be incontact with me urgent or required direct email address to your attention.Thanks

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