Hg2 : The Hedonist

Hector Pieterson Memorial

This particular museum marks the day of the Soweto uprising in 6 June 1976, within 100 meters of where the 12 year-old Hector was shot. He was made famous by the photographer, Sam Nzima, who, during the riots, captured an image of the young boy being carried, dying, in the arms of a fellow student along side his sister. The protest was in response to the imposition of Afrikaans on the curriculum throughout schools in the townships. Like the Apartheid Museum it does well bringing the era and the senseless human tragedy to life. Haunting images, videos and sounds of the period help visitors appreciate the daily struggles of the subjugated black population. Guided tours are available.

Address
8287 Khumalo Street, Orlando West,
Soweto
Telephone
+27 11 536 2253
Opening Times
daily, 10am-5pm (4pm Sun)
Price
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