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Address: Hector Pieterson Square | Soweto, Soweto, South Africa
Phone Number: 011/536-0611
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The 1976 photograph of slain thirteen-year old Hector Pieterson, carried by...

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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"Lest we forget"

We stopped here briefly on our way to Soweto so didn't have time to visit the museum itself. A nicely laid out memorial site. Plenty of plaques to tell this historic story... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Elaine R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here briefly on our way to Soweto so didn't have time to visit the museum itself. A nicely laid out memorial site. Plenty of plaques to tell this historic story. Certainly worth a 30 minute stop. My title was said by our tour guide.

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Thank Elaine R
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The name Pieterson was incorrectly spelled as Peterson on the plague. Not that it is important, but it would be nice if correction can be made to spell the surname correctly, since it is a memorial tablet.

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Thank joltt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The sight is well maintained and looked after. The landscape of the city is very scenic. It is very interesting and worthwhile sight for all.

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Thank Ashlynn M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Visited this memorial while exploring Soweto. A moving experience. A local man asked if he could give us information on the memorial. Definitely allow someone to walk you through what everything means. It was informative. Be sure to tip them, because they are working as "volunteers" (as they say). An emotional place to visit and an important place to see.

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Thank Eliza E
Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We went to this memorial with our guide on a bike tour. He told us a lot about the memorial and history behind it. Make sure you go with a guide so they can explain things! However, there are some plaques that you can read about the history yourself. Nice place to spend 15-20 minutes at.

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Thank Lmifsud
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

This memorial has been done very well and our guide was able to tell us the story surrounding it. Would have liked to have visited the museum but there was no time.

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Thank aebruce
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

In front of Hector Pieterson Museum, which is a great place, with a complete history about Hector Pieterson, with pictures, audio and videos. The visit to the museum is really recommended if you would like to learn more about the Apartheid and its consequences in South Africa.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We was there at the SOWETO tour from City Sightseeing Johannesburg. It was explained by a voluteer and we found it very interesting to get a explanation for this monument.

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Thank Rolling H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

When you look at memorial you want it to be striking. In this case it is. The whole area outside the museum is dedicated to the memory of just not Hector but to all the students in uprising. Very moving

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Thank MarcandLauraB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

An interesting and moving perspective on history. To really understand, go to both the Hector Pieterson museum and the apartheid museum. This memorial, and the artwork down the street, will only take a few minutes - so spend the rest of the time in the area learning about why, and what has come about since then, and you'll magnify the... More 

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