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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, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a chilling experience. Lots of reflection to do... The place is full of history and the mere thought of the events that took place there not so long ago, sends a chill down one's spine. The monument appears to have run into a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unbelievable that a young student stood up to the military to protest Apartheid. As a result there was a major uprising. This is a great tribute to fine young man.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in a tour and was included the visit in Soweto and to the Memorial. The history touchs you and the memorial is a nice visit to do!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The event that this commemorates was extraordinarily brutal and so unnecessary, but yet again, expensive symbolism that goes unexplained until someone points it out. It needs to have an explanation board somewhere for the memorial, otherwise it is just masonry, water and rocks that perhaps...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2018

Hector Pieterson remains a symbol of the brutality that occurred during the time when apartheid was rampant in South Africa. It's very sad to hear the story of that particular day when young people rose to peacefully object to apartheid in their area of the...More

Thank BKandCB
Reviewed 20 September 2018

So many lives were changed, so much sadness during the struggle for equal rights. Sometimes it is one individual that gives a name to a struggle. He was a bystander but he became the symbol. This is a very inspiring memorial

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Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Frankly, I don’t recall ever hearing of Hector Pieterson before today. I am old enough to remember the shameful violence of the government against its own people but until today I did not know of Hector’s sacrifice. Hundreds of kids were visiting today...kids the same...More

Thank MNM1011
Reviewed 29 August 2018

This is well worth a short visit, as the death of Hector Pieterson was critical in the march toward the end of Apartheid, yet continues to carry significance in understanding the culture of South Africa.

Thank Barry B
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The museum give you a peek into SA's history in 1976. This is a prelude that led to the Freedom of South African from the tentacles of apartheid. Young people of this country made it possible, a place to be visited for all visitors in...More

Thank tonykJ9442AM
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Anyone who knows anything about South African history would have seen the image of poor Hector being carried away from the Soweto massacre. The memorial is moving, and a tribute to those who died, and hopefully an inspiration to those in the "New" South Africa....More

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