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22 monuments for 22 years of freedom

There are a significant number of monuments to peace and freedom scattered across South Africa – not surprising given its long history of struggle against oppression. With April marking the 22nd anniversary of South Africa’s freedom, we will showcase 22 monuments that pay homage to those who made this country great.

Women’s monument unveiled in Tshwane

10 August 2016The Women’s Living Heritage Monument, unveiled by President Jacob Zuma on Women's Day 9 August 2016, commemorates the story of women’s contribution to the...
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Women’s Monument to honour marchers

South Africa is to erect a Women's Monument - incorporating a multi-purpose women's training centre - at Lillian Ngoyi Square in Pretoria to serve as a memorial to the women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against apartheid's pass laws.

Trekker site gets heritage status

The Voortrekker Monument, cultural bastion of the Afrikaner people, is to be declared a Grade 1 national heritage site by the South African government in March 2012. Grade 1 status signifies that the building is of national significance.
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Voortrekker Monument recognised

In a gesture towards nation-building and reconciliation, the South African government is to declare the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria a national heritage site, while unveiling a series of monuments to celebrate the heroes and heroines of the country's struggle for liberation.
Kliptown and the Freedom Charter

Fifty years of the Freedom Charter

The fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Freedom Charter was celebrated in Kliptown on Sunday, with thousands of people watching as President Thabo Mbeki lit a flame of freedom to mark the opening of the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication.

Monument to warrior Makana

Makana Municipality in the Eastern Cape - named after the Xhosa warrior Nxele Makana, who led resistance against British invaders in the 1800s - plans to construct a R20-million monument in his honour in Grahamstown.


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