Tshwane is a vibrant and dynamic city where traditions and innovations coexist. Situated in the Gauteng province it is the administrative capital of South Africa housing the National government. Amongst Tshwane’s most iconic landmarks is the Union Building, where a statue of former president Mr. Nelson Mandela stands. Tshwane is a multi-cultural and multi-lingual city and home to over 2.5 million people. It is a hub for economic development and the centre of the science community with many of South Africa’s science councils headquartered there. Tshwane also houses the National Botanical Gardens, National Zoological Gardens and Pretoria Art Museum.