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Old Boer Fort Klapperkop

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A: South African Defence Force Memorial

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B: Sunset, Pretoria

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C: Pretoria Fountains Circle

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D: UNISA Pretoria

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E: Bridge at Unisa

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F: Freedom Park Isivivane Spiritual Place

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G: The Freedom Park Entrance

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H: Freedom Park Amphitheatre

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I: Outside Loftus Versfeld Stadium

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J: Melrose House Treaty of Vereeniging

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Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.

In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.

Text by Steve Smith.

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