APARTHEID MUSEUM AND SOWETO TOUR
- Full day.
- R1 350 per person.
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The Apartheid Museum, the first of its kind, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid.
An architectural consortium, comprising several leading architectural firms, conceptualised the design of the building on a seven-hectare stand. The museum is a superb example of design, space and landscape offering the international community a unique South African experience.
The exhibits have been assembled and organised by a multi-disciplinary team of curators, film-makers, historians and designers. They include provocative film footage, photographs, text panels and artefacts illustrating the events and human stories that are part of the epic saga, known as apartheid.
A series of 22 individual exhibition areas takes the visitor through a dramatic emotional journey that tells a story of a state-sanctioned system based on racial discrimination and the struggle of the majority to overthrow this tyranny.
For anyone wanting to understand and experience what apartheid South Africa was really like, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is fundamental.
The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past and working towards a future that all South Africans can call their own.
A visit to this renowned museum is second to none in exemplifying the rise and fall of apartheid, it narrates a touching story of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, beginning in 1948 right through to the liberation in 1994 when Nelson Mandela was elected president of the Republic.
This iconic 94 000 seater In Nasrec needs little introduction following its global popularity and positioning during the FIFA World Cup, The stadium played host to some of the biggest, most memorable and popular sports and music events this country has ever seen, including the opening ceremonies and final matches of 2010 FIFA world cup, now serves as the home ground for one of the biggest soccer team in the Country, Kaizer Chiefs.
In the heart of Soweto, is Kliptown, South Africa’s first township entertainment explosion centre, the very first of its kind eMzansi (South Africa) , visit the locals and interact with them as they live their daily lives, doing business just to get by. Walter Sisulu Square embraces a unique historical background, South African culture at its best, mingled up with modern urbanization, trendsetting what South Africa is best known.
Located in the middle of Soweto, in Rockville, in the neighbourhood of Moroka, from afar you’re greeted by the A-shaped exterior of the building which is quite ordinary in design. The Church first wrote its name in South Africa’s history books during apartheid, when it opened its doors to anti-apartheid groups and provided shelter to activists. It was during the June 16, 1976 student uprising, protesting students fled to Regina Mundi from Orlando Stadium to escape the police’s bullets and teargas canisters. Bullet holes are still visible in the church ceiling and damaged marble stand provide tangible evidence of the violence of these police raids and the ensuring rush to evacuate the building.
Commonly referred to as Mandela House, the house is on Vilakazi Street, Orlando West, Soweto, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962. It is located at number 8115, at the corner of Vilakazi and Ngakane streets, a short distance up the road from Tutu House, the home of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Mandela donated the house to the Soweto Heritage Trust of which he was the founder on 1st September 1997, to be run as a museum. It was declared a National Heritage Site in 1999.
This Memorial is just a few hundred meters from the spot where Peterson, a 12 year old child who was gunned down by police during the Soweto Student Uprising on 16th June 1976. The memorial re-enacts the events that led up to the shooting, as a day-in-the-life-of-South-Africa, a day that was to radically change the manner in which South Africa was governed, and fundamentally change the course of history. This Memorial was built to honour the youth who gave their lives in the struggle for freedom and democracy.