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The Capture Site


Joburg artist Marco Cianfanelli changed landscapes and challenged ideas with two remarkable sculptural installations. ‘Capture’ is the centerpiece of memorial site, The Capture Site. It’s located alongside the R103 in the KZN Midlands, where Nelson Mandela was captured by police 50 years ago ahead of his 27 years in prison. Marco marked the 50 years by erecting the same number of painted laser-cut steel columns between 6.5 and 9.5m tall that, when viewed from a distance, form a portrait of Mandela.