Cecil Rhodes Statue

Cape Town

This bronze statue of the politician and mining magnate Cecil Rhodes was erected in 1908 in the Company's Garden on a plinth carved with the phrase ‘Your hinterland is there’, as the imperialist points towards the heart of the continent.

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