Nelson Mandela Square has produced a limited-edition collection of Bokamoso reusable shopper bags in collaboration with local community organisation Khanyisa Mawethu Foundation.


  • Aptly named “Bokamoso” meaning “future” in Sesotho, the bags name ties in with sustainability.
  • They were made from upcycled PVC banners that once decorated the iconic centre’s arches.
  • The Bokamoso bags are the result of a collaboration between Nelson Mandela Square and the non-profit Khanyisa Mawethu Foundation.
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There are only a few hundred Bokamoso bags available exclusively by purchasing a gift voucher at one of the information kiosks at Nelson Mandela Square throughout the month of September 2021 – while stocks last. The bags are hand sewn using available materials, making each bag unique.

While we continually look for ways to enhance our upmarket shopping experience, it is essential to combine a commitment to sustainability and community upliftment with that process. These magnificent bags combine all of these elements and carry the promise of a more sustainable future.

// Asset Management Executive, Brian Unsted


Liberty Two Degrees (L2D), co-owner of Nelson Mandela Square, has committed to eliminating plastic shopping bags across its portfolio of shopping centres, ensuring that Nelson Mandela Square, among other centres in the portfolio, plays its part in addressing the pressing environmental issue of plastic pollution.


This also ensures that the centre contributes positively towards the sustainability of the natural environment while taking shoppers and tenants along for the journey.


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