Soweto is a township of the City of Johannesburg in Gauteng, South Africa. Its name is an English syllabic abbreviation for South Western Townships. Soweto comprises one-million people and was made famous by the Apartheid laws. Read more >
Activity: Pass see the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital (the largest hospital in the Southern Hemisphere) and drive past the only street in Africa that once housed two Nobel Peace laureates, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Visit the Hector Petersen Memorial, named after one of the first students to be killed in the 1976 uprising against the Apartheid government.
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