Images from South Africa 

Images from South Africa 

This week I’ll be Pretoria South Africa for business. I  promise to take some time off to share with you a picture story of what this place looks like as part of sharing out African heritage.

RIGEL AVENUE
Photo 1: RIGEL AVENUE

Is there any resemblance with Thika Road in Kenya? Just asking for a friend.

PHOTO: SOLOMON MAHLANG DR
PHOTO 2: SOLOMON MAHLANG DR

This road was named after Solomon Mahlang from Mamelodi. He was an Africa National Congress (ANC) activist who was wrongly accused of terrorism and hanged by the Apartheid government in 1979.

Photo: Statue of Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo at OR Tambo Airport in Joburg
Photo: Statue of Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo at OR Tambo Airport in Joburg

Oliver Tambo was a prominent figure in the struggle for independence from the apartheid regime. This great man was elected ANC President between 1967 and 1991.

Along side Nelson Mandela, OR. Tambo was expelled from Fort Hare University.

In 1955, Oliver Tambo became the ANC Secretary General following the ban of Walter Sisulu by the South African government.

Oliver Tambo was a resident of Muswell Hill, North London where he lived in exile for more than three decades. He was sent abroad by ANC to mobilize great opposition to Apatheid regime. He returned to South Africa in 1990.

Oliver Tambo died on 24th April, 1993 aged 75 years. He did not witness the fruits of his struggle.

ATTERBURY ROAD
PHOTO 3: ATTERBURY ROAD- This road is in Pretoria, Gauteng SA

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Geoffrey Kerosi, the Editor-in-Chief at Kerosi Dotcom. He is an economist, activist and blogger. His passion lies in story telling through digital media and film-making. No one he works for is responsible for the content produced and shared on this blog. Therefore, these are his own opinions and analyses.

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