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History behind City of Gold

Jo'burg was once a city of Gold and there were numerous mining activities going on a century ago... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Sachin0408
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Mumbai, India
Can't miss it

You can't miss this monument as you are bound to drive by it by virtue of its location. Yes it... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
Sofi N
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Athens, Greece
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12 Sep 2018
“History behind City of Gold”
23 Mar 2018
“Can't miss it”
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By now a symbol of Johannesburg, this bronze statue depicts three miners digging for gold.
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Rissik and De Korte Sts., Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

Jo'burg was once a city of Gold and there were numerous mining activities going on a century ago. Atrocities by the white people of different nationality was prominent on the locals who suffered everything for years to follow with no hope. When I took a...More

Thank Sachin0408
Reviewed 24 March 2018

You can't miss this monument as you are bound to drive by it by virtue of its location. Yes it emanates a former Soviet Union aura. I find kind of depressing the symbolism and more than that the vicinity. It reflects dereliction. Other than that...More

Thank Sofi N
Reviewed 13 October 2016

located right at the centre of the road, the statue is less accessible. People bypass the same admiring the same from a distance.

Thank pravinsinha
Reviewed 15 September 2016

No-one seems to be looking after this statue anymore as the pavement around it is crumbling and homeless people have made it their homes.

Thank Looking4gr8ness
Reviewed 20 March 2016

the stop on the Red bus tour in the Mining area of Johannesburg was enlightening and interesting. /Lots of cameo displays based on the history of mining including the mining statue and a full size replica of a mine headgear.

Thank gabsou1
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Statue of 3 miners (as gold mining is the life and existence of Johannesburg) in the intersection of 2 major streets in the center of Johannesburg.

Thank TexasTraveler7507047
Reviewed 28 November 2015

There is something of the Russian type communist aura about this work of art....it is nevertheless a very powerful image.

Thank JonathanSuch2013
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Iconic statue, so part of Braamfontein and Joburg. A reminder of the heritage we have of rich minerals and how the country was built with hard work and team work. Let's continue doing that.

Thank Rainbowsend1
Reviewed 22 September 2015

In the heart of Johannesburg's Braamfontein. This statue epitomises the use of local labour in the mining sector. Big strong me that sweat for the reward of gold of the earth,

Thank Hilton J
Reviewed 18 December 2014 via mobile

I loved the statue, it is very well done and a great symbol of working together to in being productive.

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