Pretoria in 2001

The Kruger Statue in Church Square - Pretoria
Stephanus Johannes Paulus
Kruger ( 1825 1904) Uncle Paul ( 'Oom Paul' in Afrikaans ) was the 5th State President of the South African Republic ( Transvaal ) from 1883 to 1900.



We drove up to the
Union Buildings .. the official seat of the South African government ..
Pretoria's National Monument.


Set high up on the
Meintjieskop hill ...


... and surrounded by beautiful well-kept gardens.



As usual .. local art and crafts street-sellers were in close attendance.