Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Port Elizabeth Begins City Center Redevelopment with Mandela Walkway

Planners in Port Elizabeth have started construction on the first of a series of civic development projects in the city center as it prepares to host the 2010 World Cup.

The first in a series of multi million rand projects to upgrade the Port Elizabeth city centre, one of which includes a walkway to celebrate the life of former president Nelson Mandela, started this week, a city manager said on Friday.

..."This walk will also celebrate the city as an art gallery and will use murals and other street art lining the entire route to showcase the area's cultural history," Sapere said.

The first phase of Port Elizabeth's upgrade will cost R25-million and will be completed in time for the 2010 soccer World Cup.

PE ponders Mandela Walkway
Independent Online
March 27, 2009