"Nelson Mandela" tag

Proposal for new Madiba statue in Cape Town CBD

A bronze bust of Nelson Mandela was unveiled outside Parliament on 28 April 2014
The Cape Town city council will consider a proposal to erect a statue of Nelson Mandela on the Grand Parade. The council’s naming committee is forging ahead with plans to erect another statue of the former president in Cape Town, and has resolved […]

A giant banner with a photo of the late South African President Mandela covers the facade of the Quai d'Orsay Foreign Affairs Ministry in Paris

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.
“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?