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A striking four-storey sculpture has been erected at the Eastern Cape's newest rural school to commemorate former President Nelson Mandela's commitment to education. (photo- SAPA)

A striking four-storey sculpture has been erected at the Eastern Cape's newest rural school to commemorate former President Nelson Mandela's commitment to education. (photo- SAPA) (SAPA)

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Eastern Cape - A rural school in Mvezo, Eastern Cape has found a yet another way to commemorate former president Nelson Mandela, who died at the age of 95 on 5 December 2013.

Algoa FM reported that an 11-metre, four-storey sculpture, has been erected at the new Mandela School of Science and Technology, expected to open in Mvezo in 2014, which will also be the first high school in the area.  

Created by installation artist Daniel Popper, the sculpture is meant to symbolise the Tree of Wisdom, as well as to highlight Mandela’s commitment to education. 

The school, which was built by technology company Siemens, in partnership with the Department of Basic education and the Mvezo Development Trust, cost R100-million to construct, Algoa FM report.

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