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Address: Hector Pieterson Square | Soweto, Soweto, South Africa
Phone Number: 011/536-0611
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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A Perfect Follow Up to the Apartheid Museum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

While in Soweto don't miss this. It is a nice but sad place to remember what was. Don't let it happen again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It is amazing the similarities of civil rights movements in the U.S. and S. Africa. We must have missed this terrible event or the U.S. news coverage was minimal at the time. The anti-Afrikaans language uprising led to the student opposition and fatal shooting of young students. Many exhibits - self-guided.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is not a happy stop on any tour of Soweto but I am old enough to remember the photo that went around the world. Not to be missed if you want to understand South Africa’s recent past. The immediacy of the actual site of the shooting really drives home the tragedy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Just a short walk from the Museum the memorial is not to be missed. there is some how a tranquility about standing in front of the memorial, with the hustle and bustle of Soweto going on around you. Our guide was only interested in getting us into the museum, if it was not foe having to wait for the rest... More 

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Address: Hector Pieterson Square | Soweto, Soweto, South Africa
Phone Number: 011/536-0611
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Soweto

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