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The Mendi Memorial at Avalon Cemetery in Soweto

Be quiet and calm my countrymen….. These photographs were taken on 17 December 2010 at Avalon Cemetery in Soweto. Like so many memorials in South African this one is not too well known and I have been on the hunt … Continue reading

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The Hector Pieterson Monument and Museum, Soweto

The Hector Zolile Pieterson  (also spelt Petersen or Pietersen) Museum, was opened on 16 June 2002 near the place where he was shot in Orlando West, Soweto. The museum is funded by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism and … Continue reading

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June 16th Student Uprising Memorial

I do not recall 16 June 1976 as well as I should and had no idea of the politics that were happening around me. I do remember that it was a scary and very violent period in our history, and … Continue reading

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