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Soweto Interesting

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Soweto Interesting : Michelin's recommendations

Famous the world over, Soweto (South Western Township) is remembered as one of the key places of the anti-apartheid rebellion in the 1970s-1980s. The extremely violent repression on 16 June 1976, after a demonstration by young people in the township against the teaching of Afrikaans, was the first of many riots. The Hector Pieterson Museum commemorates the event. Another museum, Number 8115, is a reminder that Nelson Mandela lived here before being arrested. Hire a guide if you want to visit this city within a city (of 3 million inhabitants!).

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  • Address : Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication ZA - JohannesburgJohannesburg

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