These South African statues could still fall – Voortrekker Monument

Voortrekker Monument news:

These South African statues could still fall: The most prominent of these is The Voortrekker monument which stands at the entry of the city. It is home to the statues of Andries Pretorius, General Louis Botha, Hendrick Potgieter and Piet Retief. Pretorius and Potgieter both had streets named after … – Read more on Times LIVE

Taj Mahal clean up to take 9 years: Authorities have taken numerous steps in recent years to try to protect the 17th-century monument from pollution coming from the busy city of Agra nearby, including banning local coal-powered industries. The mud pack cleaning was announced last year, … – Read more on eNCA

Where South Africa's fallen statues go to rest: Pretoria – Beneath two of Pretoria's most iconic heritage sites – the Voortrekker Monument and the Ditsong National Museum of Cultural History – are sprawling high-security archives dedicated to the preservation of South Africa's discarded monuments … – Read more on News24

Burgersdorp Boer War monument defaced: The vandalism of the monument comes almost two months after a spate of attacks on statues and monuments around the country, most from the apartheid era. Among those defaced were the Mahatma Gandhi statue in Johannesburg, Louis Botha's in front of … – Read more on News24

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