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Hector Pieterson Memorial

Hector Pieterson Square | Soweto, Soweto, South Africa
+27 11 536 0611
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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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  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“iconic photo” (3 reviews)
“few meters” (2 reviews)
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Hector Pieterson Square | Soweto, Soweto, South Africa
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+27 11 536 0611
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"hector pieterson"
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"iconic photo"
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"few meters"
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"flowing water"
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"historical place"
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"local man"
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"young people"
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"apartheid museum"
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"apartheid years"
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"south africa"
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"worth a visit"
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"shot dead"
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"soweto tour"
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"mandela house"
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"desmond tutu"
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"vilakazi street"
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Reviewed yesterday

If you go to the museum, stop by the memorial that's right nearby. Weather wasn't the greatest so I wasn't able to spend much time here.

Thank Nick A
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our students liked to take pictures at the park and shop with the vendors across the street. We didn't go into museum, but had a guide tell us about the square outside.

Thank Deirdre D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An interesting SA history about what happened in 1976. we called it the Black Power. A memorial commemorates thus

Thank Trevor B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hector Pieterson Memorial was a stop on our guided tour of Soweto with City Sightseeing and it was for us the first time that we learned about Hector Pieterson and his impact on the fight against the apartheid ! We had a guide who...More

Thank belleretraite
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Standing at the memorial, silently looking at the picture, both my wife and I felt tears streaming down our faces. This simple but moving memorial to an innocent child should not be missed if you visit Soweto.

Thank aekrfk
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Hector himself (or at least his image) is of course so well known, but to learn more of his story and by implication that of so many other young children who endured apartheid, but also to read the words of the relatives (inscribed there), thrust...More

Thank MikeFo
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

This site memorializes a student uprising that was the turning point in the fight against Apartheid. It was after this student's death that momentum seemed to build and US students started calling for divestiture on college campuses. It was informative and useful. The picture of...More

Thank DINA C
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

This is right outside the Hector Pieterson Museum. Important to visit as part of the entire experience.

Thank kwalkerward
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

Got a solemn sense of the tragedy that was explained in the Apartheid Museum. Lots of souvenir sellers taking advantage of the large number of tourists. Parking was easy.

Thank Wing_anda_Prayer1210
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Reviewed February 25, 2018

An heritage place to discover in Soweto. Close to the museum, you can first have a look on this historical place before continue in the museum

Thank rillebabingui
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