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Public participation recommended for proposed Madiba statue

A bronze bust of Nelson Mandela was unveiled outside Parliament on 28 April 2014
Update (February 2017) :
The City of Cape Town’s Naming and Nomination Committee recommended that the City undertake a public participation process to engage with Capetonians about the intended memorialisation of Madiba, with a statue and exhibition at City Hall.
The proposed project forms […]

The Cities This Week: Celebrating Mandela

 
This week, we consider the commemorative gestures made in cities across the world to mark the passing of South Africa’s Nelson Mandela.
Auckland
“The Auckland War Memorial Museum is paying tribute to Nelson Mandela by lighting up its exterior in the colours of South Africa for the next three nights. Its flags are already at half mast. Museum Director, […]

Why Cape Town needs more monuments

Are monuments economically viable? In other words, aside from the immense cultural (and scientific) value in protecting our collective history, do monuments attract a higher number of tourists to justify 1) their maintenance and 2) building more of them?

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