Nelson Mandela Square

Nelson Mandela Square is geleë in die hartjie van Sandton, Johannesburg en die fokuspunt van Nelson Mandela Square is ‘n ses meter hoë brons standbeeld van die bekende staatsman homself.  Die standbeeld is in 2004 onthul om nie net die tiende verjaardag van Sandton City winkelsentrum te vier nie, maar ook 10 jaar van demokrasie.
Die standbeeld self staan nie net ses meter hoog nie, maar weeg ook 2,5 ton.  Ek wonder of Kobus Hatting en Jacob Maponyane, die kunstenaars verantwoordelik vir die standbeeld, ooit gedink het dat dit seker die mees gefotografeerde standbeeld in Suid-Afrika sou word.

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  1. Ann

    I agree he is one the most remarkable men in the world, a wise, wise man, the statue is wonderful and very fitting for a man who has done so much for so many people in all corners of the globe.

  2. Faye Pekas

    I don’t know enough about this great man. He would have to be remarkable not to be hard and bitter after spending 27 years in prison.

  3. leilani

    =0) welcome back ! miss ur pics !!

  4. Marcelle

    Welcome home from that * hell hole * hehe, just joking now…but reading your status's each day u lead me to believe it was…*giggle*I've never been to Nelson Mandela Square, seen this statue in London, but not SA….one day when I move back and live in JHB I'm sure to see it.

  5. Janet

    Ha! Missed your blogging! Glad you're home with the family. Was really great meeting you!

  6. Steffi

    Welcome back,I missed your blogging and your nice pics!Sandton must be very nice place to go shopping.Anne(my daughter) would love it…She enjoy her time in S.A. and at the moment is her dad to a visit there…