The popular Red Location Museum, which has emerged as the main township centre of activity for arts, culture, workshops, entertainment and politics is among the list of the 10 iconic heritage sites in the Nelson Mandela Bay.
Popular sentiments about the anti-apartheid museum, located in the Red Location squatter settlement, were expressed during the I Love Nelson Mandela Bay Campaign with 450 people voting in favour of the 10 important sites.
The 10 icons include the city’s beaches, Shark Rock Pier, the Donkin Reserve, the Addo Elephant Park, the Red Location Museum, the Nelson Mandela Stadium, the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex, No7 Castle Hill, the Companile and St George’s Park.
“Nelson Mandela Bay might not have a single obvious icon like Cape Town’s Table Mountain or Paris’ Eiffel Tower, but what we do have is an amalgamation of key icons offering a diverse snapshot of the city offering,” Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism marketing manager Titus Chuene said.
Chuene said the museum holds so much liberation struggle history significance as it is located in a place where the first Umkhonto weSizwe branch in South Africa was started as well as the Defiance Campaign arrests.
Article source: http://www.thenewage.co.za/46804-1008-53-Museum_makes_top_10