Having taken a tour of Soweto earlier in the day and visited Regina Mundi – the Roman Catholic church at the center of the student uprising in the mid-Seventies – we decided to visit the Apartheid Museum later in the day. If one ever needed a reminder of how cruel mankind can be to each other just because of the colour of their skin, touring this museum will certainly put an exclamation mark on that point.
This is a very sobering, but also a very enlightening account of South Africa’s history. There is a lot to take in – photos, displays, and lots of reading. In this day and age, where we are inundated by breaking news events 24/7, we easily forget impactful events from even months ago, let alone 20 or 30 years ago. This is a period of time that we should never forget. The world needs more people like Nelson Mandela, who fought tirelessly to put an end to apartheid, to combat poverty, and to bring peace to his beloved nation.
This is a must see for anyone interested in learning about South Africa. I would allow at least 3 hours to go through the museum, though would not recommend this for anyone with children under 10 or 12 years old.
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