Nelson Mandela Square Home To One Of The Largest Tower Clocks In The Southern Hemisphere

Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton has announced some exciting news. Be sure to visit and view the latest architectural wonder to grace the square: one of the largest tower clocks in the Southern Hemisphere.

Capture Your Moment In Time 

Nelson Mandela Square is one of the most iconic lifestyle and retail destinations in South Africa. This population space exemplifies sophistication, European-inspired architecture, and tourist-centric representations of South African hero, Nelson Mandela.

Since its development in 1994, the Square has continued to enhance and improve not only its retail and dining offering to its visitors, but also its physical space to ensure an unparalleled environment of beauty, opulence and serenity.

The latest architectural addition to Nelson Mandela Square is an absolute must-see: a monumental clock comprising of diamond hour pieces, translucent numerals with satin black and gold finishes, and LED lighting to create a unique halo around the timepiece while illuminating the clock by night. Meauring at 5.75m in diameter and over 500 kilograms in weight, this is one of the largest tower clocks in the Southern Hemisphere.

The construction of the Nelson Mandela Square Clock took 240-hours to design and four months to construct. Most of the clock’s elements were fabricated from aluminium and 20m of LED strip lighting was used for the lighting of the timepiece hands and the halo illumination.

If you would like to go take a look at this wonder for yourself, the clock can be found directly behind the Nelson Mandela statue, overlooking the Square. This beautiful timepiece complements the nature of the Square and will delight visitors and shoppers, both local and foreign, with its beautiful lighting and delicate chimes.

Come to The City, and capture your moment in time.

Nelson Mandela Square Clock
Image from Nelson Mandela Square.

Also, You Can Win!

Other than viewing this lovely new addition to the Square, you can stand the chance of winning! Visit Nelson Mandela Square between Monday, 22 March 2021 until Saturday, 10 April 2021, stand in the time capsule in front of the iconic Madiba statue and capture your moment in time by taking a picture of the clock. Upload your photo to your social media platforms and you will stand a chance to win your share of amazing prizes. Don’t forget to tag them and use the relevant hashtag (@NelsonMandelaSquare with the hashtag #NMSIconicMoments).

A weekly prize, valued at R5 000, is up for grabs, as well as the grand prize, valued at R10 000, on 10 April 2021. If your Instagram account is private, be sure to DM screenshots to @NelsonMandelaSquare. Ts & Cs apply.

For More Information

For more information about Nelson Mandela Square and their brand-new feature to the Square, visit

You can also contact them on 011 217 6000 or

Don’t forget to follow Nelson Mandela Square on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up to date with the latest news, information, offers and events.

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