On the 5th August, 1962, in a random vehicle check, Nelson Mandela was arrested while posing as a chauffeur. This seemingly isolated incident on the R103, set off the famous Rivonia trial and led to Mandela serving 27 years in prison
This image is from part of the display that is open to the public at the recently opened Capture Site, opposite the original plaque on the R103.
One of the iconic moments. Madiba, as President, congratulates Francois Pienaar on winning the 1995 Rugby world cup.
Best viewed at a distance of 35 meters, the 50 steel columns represent the 50 years since capture.
To discover more about the sculpture and the creator,use this link
Unfortunately, when we visited, the main electricity supply had been destroyed by lightning which means that a return visit is on the cards in 2013
Up the R103, is the Piggly Wiggly “Mall” as the locals refer to it.
Howick is better know for the Howick Falls
which are in the city centre,a unique claim to fame.