Enjoy an orientation of Joburg City with a special visit to Soweto where you'll get to see the Hector Pieterson
Museum. Hector Pieterson has become something of an iconic image of the fateful day, mostly due to the
photograph published across the globe. Today, June 16 is the National Youth Day to honor Hector Pieterson and
the then young people who fought against apartheid rule. A memorial dedicated to one of the fallen heroes not
Johannesburg City Orientation :
Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa, by population and is also known as Jozi or Joburg. There are
plenty of historic and attractive sites in Joburg like the Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill or the Hector
Soweto orientation :
Soweto is considered the biggest township in South Africa. It has been estimated that 40% of
Johannesburg's residents live in Soweto. However, the 2008 Census put its population at 1,3 million. Nelson
Mandela lived in Soweto from 1946 until 1961.
Hector Pieterson Museum :
The Hector Pieterson Museum, situated in Soweto, commemorate the role of the country’s students in the
struggle against apartheid. The commemorative site is just a few blocks from where 12-year-old Hector
Pieterson was shot in 1976.