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Africa Human geography named after Mandela
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Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown, Johannesburg

  • ZA COM MR-T-1609
  • Item
  • 19 July 2003
  • Part of Tributes

The largest cable-stayed bridge in South Africa (284m). Links the cultural precinct of Newtown with other key areas identified in the inner city renewal project of the City of Johannesburg. The bridge was opened by Nelson Mandela in 2003. It won an award for outstanding civil engineering achievement by the South African Institute of Civil Engineers (SAICE).

Mandela Village in the city of Nyamata, Eastern Province of Rwanda

  • ZA COM MR-T-0929
  • Item
  • Post 1994
  • Part of Tributes

This village was established after Nelson Mandela visited Rwanda after the 1994 genocide. He donated funds and also asked well-wishers to contribute to the building of a school, a hair salon and a milling machine so that survivors could restart their lives