"SOuth WEst TOwnship ~ Soweto" Top 5 Page for this destination Soweto by Jenniflower
Soweto Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 136 photos
As the world's most famous prisoner (held in captivity for 27 years) and, then becoming South Africa's president, Nelson Mandela exemplifies a moral integrity that shines far beyond South Africa. Much of what occurred in his political history took place in a sprawling township just outside of Johannesburg... called Soweto, which has over 3,000,000 inhabitants.
In the revolution led by Mandela to transform a country based on cruel and unfair apartheid laws and division, into an open democracy, he alone has achieved a miracle. A miracle of human nature ~ more often that not people go to war in cases like this, but he opted for the peaceful and forgiving route. He did this together with the then President, F.W de Klerk. Both are good men in my opinion.
This is one of the reasons I am so proud to be an African :)
This photo is from Madame Tussauds, where Mandela, F.W. and I had a strategic meeting ;)i
- Pros:Great community feel generally
- Cons:Millions of people, poverty
- In a nutshell:Integral part of South African history
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