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At one time the largest complex of its kind in the southern hemisphere, The State Theatre in Pretoria consists of 5 theatres and has housed many world class operas, ballets, musicals and the like.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Pretoria

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A: Sammy Marks Square

di John Gore, 150 metri di distanza

The Sammy Marks building is the only remaining neo-Dutch architectural example in Gauteng. The Square...

Sammy Marks Square

B: Strijdom Square

di John Gore, 160 metri di distanza

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

Strijdom Square

C: Church Square

di John Gore, 690 metri di distanza

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

di John Gore, 700 metri di distanza

Many birds enjoy the safety of Church Square in Pretoria.

Birds at Church Square

E: Statue of Paul Kruger in Church Square

di John Gore, 750 metri di distanza

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

di John Gore, 760 metri di distanza

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

di John Gore, 760 metri di distanza

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

di John Gore, 770 metri di distanza

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

Ou Raadsaal

I: Ou Raadsaal elevated

di John Gore, 780 metri di distanza

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

Ou Raadsaal elevated

J: Burgers Park

di John Gore, 950 metri di distanza

Burgers Park is a large public park near the centre of Pretoria, entrance is free, and there is a sma...

Burgers Park

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Pretoria, Africa

Questa è una vista generale di Africa

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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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