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The Nelson Mandela Memorial consists of 50 thirty foot high, steel plates that were laser-cut and planted in the ground. It was designed and constructed for the Apartheid Museum in honor of the 50th anniversary of the capture and arrest of Nelson Mandela on August 6, 1962. This memorial celebrates one of the world’s greatest human rights activists.


After his arrest, Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years. During the entire time he refused to compromise his political views despite pressure from the South African government and others. While in prison, Mandela’s reputation steadily grew, and he became widely accepted as the most significant black leader in South Africa. He also became a powerful symbol of resistance as the anti-apartheid movement gained momentum.

After his release in 1990, he dedicated himself to the continuation of his life’s work, striving to attain the human rights goals that he and others had set out for themselves almost 40 years earlier. Mandela was elected President of the ANC in 1991 at their first national conference since the organization had been banned in 1960. His lifelong friend and colleague, Oliver Tambo, was elected the organization’s National Chairperson.

Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his work.

When a visitor stands at a particular point, the columns show the viewer Nelson Mandela’s image!






Credits on this project:

Sculptor: Marco Cianfanelli of Johannesburg, studied Fine Art at Wits.

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