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Full Day Soweto Tour & Apartheid Museum

Full Day Soweto Tour & Apartheid Museum Packages
Country: South Africa
City: Johannesburg
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

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Soweto is a sprawling township, or more accurately a cluster of townships on the south-western flank of Johannesburg. In the 1950's, more black people were relocated there from 'black spots' in the inner city - black neighbourhoods which the apartheid government had reserved for whites. With a population of over 2 million, the township is the biggest black urban settlement in Africa with a rich political history. Soweto was the centre of political campaigns aimed at the overthrow of the apartheid state. Many of the sights of this route therefore have political significance. The Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th Century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story. Beginning in 1948, the white-elected National Party government implemented the policy of apartheid which turned 20 million people into second class citizens, damning them to a life of servitude, humiliation and abuse. Their liberation in 1994 with the election of Nelson Mandela, the prisoner who became president, is a climax in the saga of a nation's resistance, courage and fortitude. 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.
Transportation by minibus, services of a local guide and entrance to Mandela Museum, Hector Petersen Memorial and Apartheid Museum.
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