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Castle of Good Hope celebrates South Africa’s diverse heritage

During Heritage Month, Cape Town's Castle of Good Hope launched a legacy project that highlights 350 years of South African history, from colonial and...

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.

South Africa honours female freedom fighters

As Women’s Month draws to a close, KwaZulu-Natal has unveiled plans for statues to be installed in the province over the next four months to honour three women who were involved in the fight against apartheid. They are Margaret Mncadi, Victoria Mxenge and Dorothy Nyembe.

Mandela: the name that will live on

From fossils to flowers, money to museums, and statues to streets, Nelson Mandela's name lives on in various ways throughout the world.

Damage to colonial statues: Statement by Arts & Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa

"Heritage sites and national monuments have cultural significance and value because of their importance to a community in revealing a pattern of South Africa’s history," writes Arts & Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

Remembering Mandela, one year on

It has been a year since Nelson Mandela passed on. His departure, mourned by the world, still impacts us today, prompting us to live by his example with compassion, reconciliation and Ubuntu.

South Africa’s art galleries

From the traditional artefacts of ancient cultures to the cutting-edge work of today's practitioners, South Africa's art museums and galleries offer visitors a rich artistic feast.

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.

PE launches heritage walk

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in the Eastern Cape province recently launched a magnificent new heritage walk within its inner city precinct. The walk commemorates the public life of former president Nelson Mandela and is known as Route 67.
Local Xhosa heritage goes global

SA, UK’s unique relationship

Only two of the statues outside Westminster are not of British leaders, and both are South African. After President Jacob Zuma’s state visit to the UK, John Battersby reflects on the long and deep relationship between the two countries.
Gallery: Zuma's UK state visit