Every year South Africa commemorates Freedom Day on 27 April to celebrate the first non-racial elections the country had on the date in 1994.
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The famous island that was used as a prison for those that the then apartheid government deemed terrorists has been a staple for tourists in Cape Town for years. You can visit the cell Nelson Mandela spent most of his adult life during his 27-year-imprisonment.
Nelson Mandela Capture Site
The Nelson Mandela Capture Site is a cultural and historical exhibition that is situated at the site at which Nelson Mandela was apprehended for his anti-Apartheid activism acts in August 1952.
Located in Howick in KwaZulu-Natal, the sculpture of Mandela’s face is an interactive area where you can reminisce alone or spend time with your loved ones.
Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia
This was once the nerve centre of the liberation movement and a place of refuge for its leaders, today Liliesleaf is one of South Africa's foremost, award-winning heritage sites, where the journey to democracy in South Africa is honoured.
The Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg tells the story of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.
For anyone wanting to understand and experience what South Africa was really like, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is fundamental. The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with the past and working towards a future that all South African's can call their own.
Vilakazi Street in Soweto
One of South Africa’s most famous streets – the only one in the world to have housed two Nobel Prize winners – has long been a must-see tourist attraction. Now, the Vilakazi Street precinct has become fully visitor-friendly, with public art, memorials and benches picking out its historical sites.
Following a major makeover, visitors to Johannesburg’s famous township can now experience Vilakazi Street as a place to stroll, to sit on one of numerous concrete benches or seats, to enjoy the newly planted trees, and to admire the new artworks.
The Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum
On 16 June 1976, at the age of 12, Hector Pieterson was shot by police during the student uprising in Soweto. Although not the first to be shot – that was probably 15-year-old Hastings Ndlovu – he was the first to die.
The picture taken by news photographer Sam Nzima of his body being carried by Mbuyisa Makhubo, his sister, Antoinette, running at their side, became a global symbol of apartheid oppression.
Today, the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum is a testament to their struggle to end apartheid. Nzima’s photo is central to the monument.