Nelson Mandela Legacy Exhibition

Cape Town pays tribute to Tata Madiba


In honour of the father of our nation, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who sadly passed away on Thursday, 5 December 2013, the City of Cape Town unveiled a free year-long art exhibition at the Cape Town Civic Centre on Sunday, 30 June 2013.

As a multimedia presentation that showcases the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s exceptional actions and sacrifices and documents his relationship with Cape Town, it is a fitting way to celebrate and honour the life one of the greatest leaders that ever walked this earth. Those who’d like to leave their own personal tribute to the spirited fighter at the exhibition, can also sign condolence books, which will be available on site.

The idea for this homage to the late president came about in 2012 and was solidified in 2013 when Madiba was first hospitalised with a chronic lung infection. The initial aim of the display, which features everything from graffiti to photographs to video segments, was to pay tribute to the anti-Apartheid icon while he was still with us. Now, after his passing, it stands as a striking symbol of the legacy he left behind.

And honouring this legacy and the principles he stood for is, in fact, a key objective of the expo. So much more than just a showcase of the path Mandela walked to usher South Africa out of the Apartheid era, the display is also a reminder to the current municipal government to imbed Madiba’s values into its leadership style and code of governance.

No doubt, the exhibition will function as a key memorial site during the weeks and months that follow his death. What’s more, a detailed programme of talks, workshops and guided tours is billed to take place during the year with the aim of educating younger generations on the South African democratic journey under the guidance and leadership of Nelson Mandela.

Times for the Nelson Mandela Legacy Exhibition

The art installation is open to the public. Patrons can visit the Civic Centre exhibition between 9am and 4pm during weekdays and between 10am and 4pm over weekends and public holidays. The exhibition was originally scheduled to run until Wednesday, 30 April 2014, but it stands to be confirmed whether it will be extended given Nelson Mandela’s passing.

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