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New Department of Foreign Affairs Constuction Site

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New Department of Foreign Affairs Head Office is being built in the City of Tshwane.

The new building will incorporate staff currently housed in five different locations around Pretoria.

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Nearby images in Pretoria

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A: Night View of Pretoria from Snowys Executive Lodge

by John Gore, 1.1 km away

The City of Tshwane / Pretoria lights up after night fall. This is the beautiful view over the City a...

Night View of Pretoria from Snowys Executive Lodge

B: South African Police Memorial

by John Gore, 2.0 km away

This memorial structure on the east side of the Union Buildings grounds lists the names of all South ...

South African Police Memorial

C: Union Buildings sunset

by John Gore, 2.2 km away

The Union Buildings in Pretoria provide the seat of the South Africa executive office. The building i...

Union Buildings sunset

D: Union Building, Pretoria

by Martin Broomfield, 2.3 km away

From Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_BuildingsThe Union Buildings (Afrikaans: Die Unieg...

Union Building, Pretoria

E: University of Pretoria Old Arts Building, Aula and Faculty of Engineering, Information Technology and the Built Environment, Hatfield Campus, Pretoria.

by FunkBox Imagineering, 2.3 km away

The Old Arts Building is one of the most well-known and oldest buildings on the Hatfield Campus of th...

University of Pretoria Old Arts Building, Aula and Faculty of Engineering, Information Technology and the Built Environment, Hatfield Campus, Pretoria.

F: Stairs at the Union Buildings

by John Gore, 2.3 km away

The Union Buildings are central to South African history, and the administrative capitol City of Pret...

Stairs at the Union Buildings

G: Student and Academic Life at the University of Pretoria Hatfield Campus, Pretoria.

by FunkBox Imagineering, 2.4 km away

Student life at the University of Pretoria’s Hatfield Campus centres around the Piazza in the centre ...

Student and Academic Life at the University of Pretoria Hatfield Campus, Pretoria.

H: Union Buildings Statue

by John Gore, 2.4 km away

This state is found at the park at the bottom end of the gardens of the Union Buildings in Pretoria, ...

Union Buildings Statue

I: General Louis Botha Statue

by John Gore, 2.4 km away

This statue of General Louis Botha is found in the park below the Union buildings, within the grounds...

General Louis Botha Statue

J: Union Buildings Gigapixel

by John Gore, 2.4 km away

 This gigapixel image of the Union Buildings and statue of Louis Botha is 925 million pixels.Created ...

Union Buildings Gigapixel

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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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