An image of Nelson Mandela at the corner of the Kruger Square and Pretorius street in Amsterdam. The artwork from two to seven meters is made up of small wooden labels, which form a mosaic depicting Mandela. The design comes from Steffen Maas and the initiative of a housing association and local residents. This neighbourhood has long historical ties with South Africa. Over a hundred years ago the new working class neighbourhoud was named after the Republic Transvaal which was founded in 1856 by descendants of the Dutch settlers in South Africa. Until ten years ago a province in South Africa was still called "Transvaal".
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