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South African Shoppers Flock to Giant New Mall

South African shoppers flocked to the opening Thursday of one of Africa's largest malls in metropolitan Johannesburg, despite rising unemployment and slowing economic growth. The Mall of Africa, spanning 130,000 square meters (140,000 square feet), registered 68,000 visitors by 1 p.m. local time, a spokesman for the mall's owners told The Associated Press. "We did expect a high number, but this has exceeded our expectations,'' said Michael Clampett of the Attacq...

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