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Sammy Marks Square

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The Sammy Marks building is the only remaining neo-Dutch architectural example in Gauteng. The Square Centre houses the City Council Public Library.

Samuel Marks better known as Sammy Marks 1843 - 18 February 1920, was a South African industrialist and financier.

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A: Strijdom Square

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Strijdom Square, once home to the bust (head and shoulders) statue of former prime minister J. G. Str...

Strijdom Square

B: State Theatre parking entrance

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At one time the largest complex of its kind in the southern hemisphere, The State Theatre in Pretoria...

State Theatre parking entrance

C: Church Square

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The Church Square is a public park found in the Pretoria CBD, the administrative capital of South Afr...

Church Square

D: Birds at Church Square

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Many birds enjoy the safety of Church Square in Pretoria.

Birds at Church Square

E: Statue of Paul Kruger in Church Square

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A statue of Paul Kruger is found in the center of Church Square , and is visible from anywhere in the...

Statue of Paul Kruger in Church Square

F: Church Square Park

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Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa. Church Square is a public park found in the P...

Church Square Park

G: Church Square elevated

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The south west corner of Church Square is home to the Ou Raadsaal (old parliment), as well as other h...

Church Square elevated

H: Ou Raadsaal

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Ou Raadsaal (Old Council Chamber) served as the first parliament of South Africa.

Ou Raadsaal

I: Ou Raadsaal elevated

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The Ou Raadsaal building was designed by Sytze Wopke Wierda in a classical style reminiscent of Greek...

Ou Raadsaal elevated

J: Transvaal Museum front garden

por John Gore, 930 metros de distancia

The front garden of the Transvaal Museum features these reconstructed dinosaur skeletons, along with ...

Transvaal Museum front garden

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The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.

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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