Explore SA’s natural heritage and history at Gauteng’s new Sisulu Circle

2018-07-10 12:33 - Kavitha Pillay
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The bust of Walter Sisulu unveiled at the launch o

The bust of Walter Sisulu unveiled at the launch of Sisulu Circle. (Photo: NDT/ Twitter: @Tourism_gov_za )

South Africa’s rich biodiversity and pieces of the country’s history during its fight for freedom come together in the latest unveiling of a monument in memory of an iconic struggle hero, Walter Sisulu.

The official opening of Sisulu Circle in honour of the struggle stalwart took place on Tuesday, 10 July at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden in Roodepoort, Gauteng.

The launch is particularly significant together with Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations set to take place throughout 2018, as it places emphasis on remembering struggle heroes and following in their footsteps.

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The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and the National Department of Tourism (NDT) have partnered to launch the new attraction at the Botanical Garden.

Funded by the Department of Tourism through its tourism incentive programme, the Sisulu Circle includes a statue of Walter Sisulu, a water feature with aquatic plants, and information and interpretation points.

NDT Minister Derek Hanekom, DEA Minister Edna Molewa and members of the Sisulu family have officially unveiled the statue and new attraction. Check it out: