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employment thumb100 Engineering News reports that the R3-billion mixed-use Rosslyn Hub development was launched at the African Smart Cities Summit at the Gallagher Convention Centre on Wednesday.  

The Summit was co-located with the African Construction and Totally Concrete Expo.  The Rosslyn Hub is a crucial step towards the creation of the Tshwane Auto City (TAC), a collaboration between government and the automotive industry to transform the area into the leading automotive investment destination in Africa.  Big Cedar Properties MD and Rosslyn Hub director Brendan Falkson noted that it was envisioned that Rosslyn, which is already home to four automotive manufacturers – BMW, Nissan, Iveco and Tata – along with an array of automotive suppliers, will emulate well-established automotive cities like those in Spain, China, Germany and Japan.  In addition to the automotive plants already established in Rosslyn, the hub will comprise a development logistics park and vehicle distribution centre, a truck staging area and truck stop, motor showrooms, a motor retail area and an outdoor automotive pavilion.  The Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) developed the TAC concept and, as an implementing agency of government, is the project manager for the hub's development.  The project is expected to create 160,000 jobs.

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