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18 facts about the 9-metre Mandela statue

Weighing in at more than 3.5 tons, the new statue of Nelson Rolihlala Mandela unveiled on Monday at the Union Buildings shows the father of the nation with his arms outstretched, as if embracing the nation. Find out the facts behind this remarkable feat of art and engineering.
SA artists erect Mandela statue in Palestine

SA artists erect Mandela statue in Palestine

To mark 22 years of freedom, three South African artists have created a six-metre statue of Nelson Mandela in Ramallah, Palestine. The project was funded by the City of Johannesburg as a symbol of commitment to lasting peace in the Middle East, said Joburg mayor Parks Tau.

‘In his memory we draw strength’

We are stronger and more united by the legacy Nelson Mandela left us, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said, calling on all South Africans to honour the memory of the nation's former president, who died a year ago today. #RememberMandela

Following the Nelson Mandela trail

From the island prison where he lived for 18 years to his post-presidential archive in Johannesburg, from rural childhood scenes to a house in South Africa's busiest township, Nelson Mandela left a rich trail across the country for the discerning tourist to follow.

Joburg unveils Mandela statue

Johannesburg's Sandton Square has been renamed the Nelson Mandela Square, and celebrated its 10th anniversary - and 10 years of democracy in South Africa - by unveiling the world's first public statue of the man who led the country across the apartheid divide.