Join us in paying tribute to four South African Nobel Peace Prize laureates. The late Nkosi Albert Luthuli, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, former State President F. W. de Klerk and former President Nelson Mandela. The part they played in the road to democracy was long and the struggle filled with hardship and tragedy, yet these remarkable men held fast to their belief that there was a peaceful way forward.
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As South Africans, we are proud to share the soil and spirit with these great men. They have distinguished themselves in their dedication and have been justly honoured. To our Nobel Peace Prize laureates, we salute you.
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“Paying tribute to these four sons of Africa in the Western Cape, plays an important role in aligning our province, no longer isolated, with the efforts and passions of South Africa and Africa. And what more appropriate and remarkable way of doing this than by building a sculptural square in the historical heart of Cape Town with works by two of our country's most talented, accomplished and visionary sculptors – one an older woman from the northern parts of South Africa and the other a younger sculptor from the south – both with their feet firmly rooted in Africa and acknowledged masters of their craft.”
- Western Cape Premier Ebrahim Rasool.
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Construction of Nobel Square started on 1 August 2005 and the Nobel Square sculptures were unveiled at a ceremony on South Africa 's Day of Reconciliation, 16 December 2005.
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