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THE MANDELA LANDSCAPE


It would have to be an honourable coincidence that Nelson Rohlihlahla Mandela was born in a unique landscape;

an oxbow of land formed in the grand turning of a river as befitting the stature of the revered Statesman.

A review here of the humble home in Mvezo and the improvements to the region consequent to the final resting place, close by at Qunu.

LARGE SCALE FINE ART PRINT TO ORDER, PHOTOGRAPHED AND REPRODUCED BY DAVID DODDS

THE BIRTHPLACE OF NELSON ROHLIHLAHLA MANDELA

LARGE-FORMAT FINE ART PRINTS ARE AVAILABLE OF THIS ICONIC ENVIRONMENT, INCLUDING PLATINUM VERSIONS

This image represents the only view available on earth of the Birthplace in all its original rural splendour - before they built a highway through!


Mvezo

"..for The People Of My Life."

Foreword Nelson Mandela

     “Because Mvezo is the place where I first saw the light of day it is a place I hold dear. Your first impressions are lasting and they shape the rest of your life.

Mvezo is a mere dot on the map and it is invisible on the historical landscape of South Africa, but this does not mean we must ignore it or pretend it does not exist. It is a region where the population ekes out an impoverished existence.

Every citizen in South Africa has equal rights but until everyone is treated equally and and is able to live with dignity, we cannot say that our country is truly free.”

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

AND OF COURSE, THE INSPIRATIONAL REGION BY SATELLITE

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with the highway winding its way in across a bridge.