Nelson Mandela Square is a public square situated in Johannesburg, South Africa. The square was established in 1994 as ‘Sandton Square’, it was not renamed to commemorate the former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela until 2004. Renaming the square after Mandela was slightly controversial as the square is located in a fairly rich area and Mandela was a man of the disadvantaged. The square contains a statue of Mandela. It is bordered by shops and restaurants and it is a fairly popular meeting point in the city.
Mandela Square is situated in the Sandton area of the city. You can get to the square by taking the S4 bus to ‘11 Alice Lane’ or by taking the train to ‘Sandton’.
Opening Times and Admission
The square is a public square, it is free to visit at any hour of any day.