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Cape Town expo honours Mandela

See pictures of a year-long multimedia exhibition at the Civic Centre in Cape Town honouring Nelson Mandela's legacy.

Cape Town - The Cape Town civic centre will now be open on weekends and public holidays to allow more people to view the Nelson Mandela exhibition, mayor Patricia de Lille said on Tuesday.

"Since opening the exhibition, we have been inundated with requests from individuals, community groups and schools wishing to view the installation," she said.

"One thing we can be entirely certain about is that Madiba continues to inspire, he continues to unite, he continues to symbolise the hope we all have for our wonderful and special country."

De Lille said the "Cape Town Honours Nelson Mandela" exhibition is the centre point of a year-long consultative programme involving the city and the public.

City values

It would culminate in the city adopting a new set of values based on the former president's values and principles.

The exhibition, which runs until April 2014, is made up of images and multimedia displays which trace Mandela's relationship with Cape Town.

There are videos of key events in Mandela's life and more than 200 photographs.

The elder statesman had been in hospital since 8 June for treatment of a recurring lung infection. His 95th birthday is on Thursday.

The centre would be open between 10:00 and 16:00 on weekends and public holidays, from this week.

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