Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum

Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum

The Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, situated in Orlando West, Soweto, commemorates the role of the country’s students in the struggle against apartheid and in particular the role played by the school children who took part in the Soweto protests of 1976, many of whom were shot by the apartheid police while protesting against the sub-standard […]

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soweto towers

Soweto Twin Towers

The Orlando Power Station, when it was active, was considered one of the most advanced in the Southern hemisphere. The colourful Orlando Towers are now not only one of the most distinctive landmarks in Soweto, they’re also the site of the world’s first bungee jump between two cooling towers. Look out over South Africa’s most […]

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maponya

Maponya Mall

The R650-million Soweto shopping centre, Maponya Mall is the first such shopping centre in Soweto and the first to be blacked-owned. With more than 200 stores and a cinema complex, it is also one of the largest shopping centres in South Africa and one of the growing Johannesburg attractions. Maponya Mall houses both local businesses […]

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