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The world’s attention was draw to this township on 16 June in 1976 where a mass protest broke out over the education related policy that was enforced by government about having being taught in Afrikaans rather than English.

About 10’000 students marched in Orlando West and police open fired into this group killing 23 people.

One of which was Hector Pietersen – a minor child who got caught in this uprising.

There is now a museum in his memory.

It’s SOWETO – short for South Western Townships.

Other historical landmarks in SOWETO are the Orlando Towers, Mandela House, Tutu House, Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

The housing in Soweto are mainly makeshift houses built out of steel sheeting, other areas in Soweto have expanded and improved their housing.

Hostels and Backpackers are also a prominent feature in Soweto.

The famous Soweto Backpackers with Lebo and Maria is very well known.

Soweto has become quite a social hub and is home to many festivals such as the Soweto Wine Festival.

Many, many famous people were born and bred here and are very much proud of their roots.

Namely: Comedian – Trevor Noah, Singer – Mandoza, Soccer Player – Teko Modise, Lucas Radebe, Irvin Khosa, Kaizer Motaung.

SOWETO has become the world’s most famous township!

It’s a beacon for the new South African!

Tutu House.
Tutu House.
Art on Hector Pietersen Avenue.
Art on Hector Pietersen Avenue.
Artwork Depicting what happened on 16 June.
Artwork Depicting what happened on 16 June.
City of Johannesburg with its Orlando Towers in view from Soweto.
City of Johannesburg with its Orlando Towers in view from Soweto.
Mandela House.
Mandela House.
Famous Vilakazi Street.
Famous Vilakazi Street.
Creche in Soweto.
Creche in Soweto.
Makeshift house made from metal sheeting.
Makeshift house made from metal sheeting.
Creche we visited whilst on a walking tour in Soweto.
Creche we visited whilst on a walking tour in Soweto.
En route through Diepkloof.
En route through Diepkloof.
Houses of the mine workers back then.
Houses of the mine workers back then.
FNB Stadium.
FNB Stadium.
FNB Stadium.
FNB Stadium.
Orlando Tower.
Orlando Tower.