Origin of the Idea
Read tributes to the Laureates to find out about their contribution to society. The Provincial Government of the Western Cape immediately started consulting with the three surviving Laureates and the family of Nkosi Luthuli about its plans to honour the Laureates' contribution to world peace and nation building. It also proposed the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, as the most suitable venue as it would ensure that the sculptures were secure and well kept, while at the same time provide the people of and visitors to the Western Cape with an engaging and accessible place of reflection and contemplation.
Here's what was said about the four Laureates when they were awarded their Nobel Peace Prizes.