SITE OF RED SQUARE

Red Square was a favourite political meeting place for protest movements around the 1940's and 50's, at a site now covered by the South Mall and Car Park 4 of the Oriental Plaza. The Defiance Campaign was launched here in 1952, the first mass anti-apartheid campaign led by Nelson Mandela as Volunteer-in-Chief. Completed in 1976, the Plaza was built to accommodate Indian traders evicted by the apartheid government from 14th Street in Pageview /Fietas.

Oriental Plaza Fordsburg
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City of Johannesburg