National Heritage Monument

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The National Heritage Monument is a group of copper statues representing anti-apartheid activists, Zulu chiefs and missionaries. The monument is meant to reflect the struggle for liberation going back into the 1600s.[1] It is located in Groenkloof Nature Reserve.[2] The project was started in 2010, but as of 2015, only has 55 statues.[2] A total of 400[3] to 500 statues are planned.[2] When complete, the monument will be called "The Long Walk to Freedom."[4]


The idea for the project came from Dali Tambo in 2010, who is also the CEO of the National Heritage Project Company.[4] The first of the statues were unveiled in September of 2015 by Nathi Mthethwa, the South African Minister of Arts and Culture.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Obuseng, Maluti (18 September 2015). "Mthethwa Unveils National Heritage Monument". SABC. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Moatshe, Rapula (16 September 2015). "55 New Struggle Icon Statues Unveiled". IOL. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. ^ Bega, Sheree (27 February 2016). "Dali's Dream Memorial Under Fire". IOL. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  4. ^ a b "South Africa's New R1-Billion National Heritage Monument". Business Tech. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2016.

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