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Cape Town Landmark: Jan Smuts Statue

Spotted! Jan Smuts! In bronze!

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Where is it/he? In a prime spot of CBD at the corner of Adderley and Wale Streets | Map

Who was he? One of the greatest South African military strategists and statesmen of the colonial era. He was a general for the Boers in the Anglo-Boer war, a field marshal for the Allies during World War Two, and Prime Minister of South Africa twice. Jan Smuts links: Wikipedia | |

What’s nearby? A number of important institutions, including: Parliament (to his left), the South African Cultural History Museum (to his right), and St. George’s Cathedral (he’s essentially staring straight at it).