South Africa pays tribute to historic heroes

The National Heritage Monument in Pretoria encompasses South Africa's history. It features bronze life-size statues of people who have left their mark, from the precolonial era, through the colonial times to the liberation struggle. It should become a must-stop visit for tourists.

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South Africans urged to follow Benedict Daswa's lead

In honouring the life of Benedict Daswa yesterday, South Africans were encouraged to stop violence even if it they did not agree with each other. Daswa was beatified by the Roman Catholic Church, and was named South Africa's first martyr.

South Africa honours female freedom fighters

As Women’s Month draws to a close, KwaZulu-Natal has unveiled plans for statues to be installed in the province over the next four months to honour three women who were involved in the fight against apartheid. They are Margaret Mncadi, Victoria Mxenge and Dorothy Nyembe.

Pretoria revamps Solomon Mahlangu Freedom Square

The revamped Solomon Mahlangu Freedom Square in Mamelodi, Pretoria is testament to South Africa's struggle for freedom. Mahlangu's statue is now the focal point of the public space, with further enhancements planned for the area.

Be active citizens, Radebe urges South Africans

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has called on the country's citizens to engage with their elected representatives ahead of the president's #SONA2015 address next week to ensure that the matters that affect their daily lives are placed on the agenda.

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