• Duration: half day
• Orlando Towers
• Hector Peterson Memorial
• Nelson Mandela Museum
• Transport is free pick up from hotels in surrounding Johannesburg areas not more than 20km.
INTRODUCTION OF SOWETO
Soweto came to an existence from a result of shanty towns, and people that were forcibly removed from the outskirts of Johannesburg due to an over flowing influx number of a black population and a minority of Indian people. Deserted in a space which was known as klipspruit which then spreads to different locations in what would then become the Soweto townships, which is diverse in ethnicity, and very vibrant with an earlier influence of American lifestyle and a unique fusion of integrated local cultures of South Africa.
Start point Desmond tutus house Desmond Mpilo Tutu (known fondly as the “Arch) was born in Klerksdorp on 7 October 1931. His father, Zachariah, who was educated at a Mission school, was the headmaster of a high school in Klerksdorp, a small town in the Western Transvaal (now North West Province). His mother, Aletha Matlhare, was a domestic worker. They had four children, three girls and a boy.
Benedict Wallet Vilakazi (6 January 1906 – 26 October 1947) was a south African Zulu poet, novelist, and educator. In 1946, he became the first Black South African to receive a Ph.D, Vilakazi Street in soweto is named after him and it is now famous as the place where both Nelson Mandela and Desmond tutu once lived.
The Nelson Mandela National Museum, commonly referred to as Mandela House, is the house on Vilakazi Street, Orlando West, soweto, South Africa, 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’s house.
THIRD STOP Mbuyisa art school. Mbuyisa art school is a space initiated by Tshepo who is a celebrated South African artist, who is still alive and runs the space, he recruits homeless artists from different non privileged backgrounds and provides a home of expression, aswel as teaching them to take their art and learn how to sell their works.But now they have started their own green space which benefits the community.
Hector Pieterson, age 13, was one the first students to be killed during the 1976 Student Uprising in Soweto. He has since become a symbol of youth resistance to apartheid. This uprising started on 16 June as a peaceful protest march organized by school students in Soweto. One of the main grievances was the introduction of Afrikaans, regarded as the language of the oppressor, as a medium of instruction in all African schools.
Policy & TermsHalf Day Soweto Tour
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