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Hector Pieterson Memorial: Tours & Tickets

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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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Hector Pieterson Square, Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually had the chance to meet Hector's sister, Antoinette. She explained what happened that day from her perspective, how she felt then and how she feels now. The story is very important from a historical perspective and just seeing the memorial was very moving....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank crosswycke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To understand the whole story of how that day came to be is pretty fascinating. Like a snowball that rolled out of control and would not have come to light without a well placed photographer. One thing that I had trouble reconciling was the somberness...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank HeidiB4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our visit to the memorial was really interesting. If you have time go in and visit the museum as well.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's sad when the world ignores problems like these until a now-famous photograph was taken. too many school kids died before

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank skippy55_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The memorial and what it represents tugs at the heart. You need a local to truly explain the significance of this memorial and Soweto uprising. Hector's sister also works at the memorial. If you visit Robben Island you will also meet one of the guides...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lucinda T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three levels of pictorial displays and filmstrip of uprisings in Soweto Very moving experience of human sacrifices for freedom Evolution of human sacrifice for freedom

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Touching memorial to the boy who became the face of the Apartheid struggle. He was only 12 years old when killed in the Soweto Uprising in 1976.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KatielouAustralia
Reviewed October 10, 2019

Learn the roots of the Aparthied movement and the main catalyst. Tender moments in histroy that I never knew

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jamesmS8936PU
Reviewed September 28, 2019

It's important to come here. If you don't know the history, a guide can enlighten you about what happened and you can learn about Bantu education, student's fighting for equality, and the massacre. I wanted to come here. Down the street if you follow the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank kumimonster
Reviewed September 27, 2019

Our Guide did an incredible job of taking us back to the time of Hector Pieterson. We could almost see the students, in their uniforms, walking down the street with the Memorandum in their hands. The photo at the Memorial is heartbreaking and to think...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank justjo008
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