Statue of Nelson (2013)
Bronze Statue of Nelson Mandela in Pretoria
Following the death of Nelson Mandela, a bronze monument dedicated to the former President was built. Nelson Mandela was and will continued to be remember as an icon; famously for his work against inequality and racism under the apartheid in South Africa, but also poverty and various other prejudices. This monument credits the person Mandela was and what he stood for. He advocated fundamental human rights and promoted equality; ideals appreciated throughout the international community. The various global campaigns for his release during his imprisonment exemplify this; for instance the writing of songs and the conduction of concerts. He saw the inside of a prison cell for 27 years and upon his release he was greeted as a hero and became President. During his presidency he focused on bringing people of different races together and whilst inequality and the abuse of human rights continues to exist in numerous nations, this monument represents Mandela’s accomplishments and symbolizes peace and unity not only in South Africa but across the world.