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Address: Hector Pieterson Square | Soweto, Soweto, South Africa
Phone Number: 011/536-0611
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Description: The 1976 photograph of slain thirteen-year old Hector Pieterson, carried...
The 1976 photograph of slain thirteen-year old Hector Pieterson, carried by a friend while his grieving sister runs alongside, is a chilling reminder that South African was changed thereafter.
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the struggle visit of Soweto

a must visit to understand how south africa came through the apartheid period . the name of the man who carried hector who knows him and what happened to him?

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

a must visit to understand how south africa came through the apartheid period . the name of the man who carried hector who knows him and what happened to him?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A great place to stop while in Soweto. This made reading and studying about the history of Soweto very real and personal.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We stopped here during our Soweto tour. The guide had already told us the history and seeing this memorial made it more real. Very impressive ideed....

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is another stop on the Soweto tour, the road to the memorial is paved in red to reflect the trail of blood from the school towards the clinc. The memorial is interesting with the stone blocks reflecting the size of the "protesters" Makes you think when children are in the front line.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

After touring the Apartheid Museum it was fitting that we pay our respects at the Hector Pieterson Memorial. It is a very touching tribute to a very sad day in history. We did not have time to go into the museum but the open air square reminds all of us about the turn of events after the day Hector Pieterson... More 

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Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Water feature memorial and Mandela's house close by. Great views of the city from there. Not as bad as you would think.

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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If you want to really get the history of what happened at the uprising in South Africa, you must go to this memorial. Learn about what happened - I remember the picture being shown on the news of my city in California, I never thought that one day I'd be in front of the memorial and learning about that particular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A very interesting insight into how the youth of South Africa played such a valuable role during the country's history. The museum was well laid out and easy to walk around without becoming too overwhelmed by the information. There are powerful photographs and eyewitness accounts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

You have to stand on that spot to really appreciate what happened during the uprising. Hector Pieterson was a martyr to the cause of ending apartheid.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I've read about Hector Pieterson but visiting the memorial site brought history to life. Mike was a volunteer guide who chatted through the events of June 16 and also explained the details of the memorial, current day events at the site and more. He broke off a piece of the olive tree (planted at the site as a symbol of... More 

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