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Hector Pieterson Memorial

Hector Pieterson Square | Soweto, Soweto, South Africa
+27 11 536 0611
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The 1976 photograph of slain thirteen-year old Hector Pieterson, carried by a friend while his grieving sister runs alongside, is a chilling reminder that South African was changed thereafter.
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Hector Pieterson Square | Soweto, Soweto, South Africa
+27 11 536 0611
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hector Pieterson Memorial, is a major site and a must to visit for all tourist at least to pay respect to the innocent children that were murdered cold blooded by the wicked whites during apartheid era. It was set up in memory of the students....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing experience which has almost a bigger impact on me then the house of Nelson Mandela. A local guide told the story very well but reading the African text afterwards really hit me hard. Everybody has seen the iconic picture of Hector holding the...More

Thank Erwin S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice scenic memorial next to the Hactor Pieterson Museum. Nice and quiet with a view over Soweto. Would recommend it.

Thank DanieLourens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The memorial is just outside the museum. The memorial of course is important, but the museum is very interesting - so if you can, take the time to go inside to learn more.

Thank Derejsende
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This memorial is a good introduction to the museum and will support the visit to the museum. The strip of grass from the museum to the memorial is particularly moving.

Thank Sheila S
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped by the square as part of th Soweto bike tour. Learned about the history of Hector Pieterson and the apartheid protests and downfall.

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We visited the monument and museum as part of our Soweto tour. The museum was well set out. Our young children 8,5 were not able to understand much about the visit but we thought it was very interesting.

Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

A very historic gathering point. Local volunteers give you great recollection of the events of 1976. For some reason there is a spelling mistake on the monument as they forgot the "i" in Pieterson..

Thank WombatBen
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Seeing the water, picture and reading the plaque was very moving. The area wasn't what I imagined as the guide was telling us the history before we arrived. Definitely worth a visit. Also some impressive graffiti nearby.

Thank SunLoverChloe
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We only stayed here for about ten minutes as we listened to the story and looked around. No more longer is needed.

Thank Jackie D
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