Arch for the Arch

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Place Category: Cape Town City Heritage Walk

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    The City of Cape Town has honoured Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu for his role in attaining freedom for South Africa. The city unveiled an arch to mark his contribution to freedom and justice and to celebrate his birthday.

    Framed by Cape Town’s historic Goverment Avenue, near St George’s Cathedral and Parliament, the arch is also symbolic of his dedication to humanity, as it would be shared by many over the next decades.

    “The Arch for the Arch, representing the 14 chapters of the constitution, should be a reminder to all about the path to attaining freedom and to uphold the values contained therein”, said Exec Mayor Patricia de Lille at the unveiling ceremony.

    The Arch is strategically placed at the entrance to the Company Gardens and between the Houses of Parliament and St Georges Cathedral, highlighting the significant role the Arch played in both political and spiritual arenas.

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