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Cape Town City Hall’s heritage comes back to the aid of South Africans

Cape Town City Hall’s heritage comes back to the aid of South Africans

Arguably, there can be no building more famous than the Cape Town City Hall. After all, this is where the father of our free nation, President Nelson Mandela, addressed the country just hours after his release from prison on 11 February 1990.

Painting, waterproofing and construction company, Indawo, was recently commissioned to replace the roof of the City Hall and upgrade various roof elements, so it was fitting that the company assembled alongside the people of the country at the base of this heritage building on Friday 7 April 2017 to voice its opinion on the country’s leadership decisions. According to Indawo chairman, Peter Jäck, on 7 April, the City Hall once again became the centre of attention for the country.

Indawo decided to join the voices of tens of thousands of South Africans to force decision makers in Parliament to address the dire state of economic decisions being made by the country’s leadership.

Jäck says, “Coinciding with a second downgrading of South Africa’s investment status by ratings agency, Fitch, the march to protest leadership decisions, that have ultimately put our country in a global junk investment status, is a statement by Indawo as a responsible corporate citizen, together with responsible South Africans, that we will not stand by while our country deteriorates into a failed state.

“The march was not about any political affiliations or race, it was about South Africans standing together for the sake of our future, our children’s future and the economic stability of our country. We trust the leadership of South Africa will take note of the seriousness of the state of our country and make the right decisions in governing our rainbow nation.”

Indawo can be contacted on 021 941 5000 or email