The popular photographic exhibition honouring former President Nelson Mandela that we produced for the City of Cape Town has being re-launched with a special festive season theme.
Visitors to the exhibition in the Cape Town Civic Centre are being encouraged to write Christmas greetings to Mr Mandela. First to do so, on 26 November, was the boss lady, herself, Executive Mayor of Cape Town Ms Patricia De Lille, surrounded by learners from Grassy Park.
The messages will be collected for three weeks and then despatched in a giant Cape Town festive season bag to Mr Mandela.
“The response to the exhibition has been staggering,” Ms De Lille said. “Never before have so many people visited our building. Never before have we had visitingschool groups virtually on a daily basis. Never before have tour operators seen fit to showcase the Civic Centre to tourists as one of the highlights of a Mother City tour. It is a real tribute to Mr Mandela. We are very proud of him.”
The mayor issued a special invitation to visitors to Cape Town over the Festive Season to take the opportunity to see the exhibition. With school holidays around the corner the city hoped to replace the vibrancy and hubbub of the regular school groups with an extra influx of visitors from elsewhere in South Africa and further afield.
The exhibition, comprising photographs of Mr Mandela by Benny Gool and Adil Bradlow, runs until March next year. Entry is free.