Ansteys Tower is a now national monument - the South Afican equivalent of a "listed building".
Anstey Tower was the home of Cecil Williams, the actor, playwright and a member of Umkhonto we Sizwe - once variously described as the armed or politcal wing of the African National Congress and headed by Nelson Mandela and others.
Nelson Mandela was disguised as Cecil William's driver when he was captured on 5 August 1962.
Tallest building in Africa when completed.
Having fallen into great disrepair, the Antseys Building was extensively restored in 1995 by Osmond Lange Architects under the direction of the South African Heritage Resources Agency.
The building was named after Norman Anstey, founder of the elegant department store by that name, which occupied the first four floors.
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