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J. G. Strijdom Square

J. G. Strijdom Square Review

This square was once dominated by a huge bust of former pro-apartheid prime minister J. G. Strijdom. However, on May 31, 2001—exactly 40 years to the day after the government declared South Africa a republic—the supporting structure of the whole edifice crumbled, and Strijdom fell unceremoniously into the parking garage under the square. All that remains is a statue by Danie de Jager of charging horses atop a high column.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Church and van der Walt Sts., Tshwane, 0002
  • Location: Pretoria

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