What is the Nelson Mandela Square:
Nelson Mandela Square is a shopping centre in Sandton, Johannesburg. It was formelry known as the Sandton Square but it was renamed Nelson Mandela Square on 31 March 2004 after a 6-metre statue of Nelson Mandela was erected on the square to honour our former first black president. The statue is attached to the large Sandton City shopping centre and it cannot be moved.
The Nelson Mandela Square is located in Sandton City. It was formally known as Sandton Square but the name was changed after a donated six metre bronze statue of Mandela was installed there on the 31st of March 2004 to commemorate the first decade of democracy in South Africa and the 10th anniversary since the opening of the complex. The statue was sculptured by Kobus Hattingh and Jacob Maponyane. The statue weighs over 2.5 tonnes, measuring 2.3 metres from elbow to elbow, the shoulders measure 1.7 metres in width and the shoes are 1 metre long. The statue shows Mandela in a dancing stance.
The Nelson Mandela Square is surrounded by fine dining, side walk cafes and at least 93 exclusive shops. The Nelson Mandela Square allows easy access to hotels, the Sandton Convention Centre and to a larger variety of shops in Sandton City.