Walter Sisulu Square
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KatielouAustralia
Hobart, Australia1,734 contributions
Sept 2019
This is the site where the Freedom Charter was signed so whilst the square is a bit rundown it is an important historical place with great significance for the townships.
Written 14 October 2019
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Molly C
Milwaukee, WI40 contributions
Aug 2019
Visiting the place where the South African Freedom Charter was written carries an important sense of the hope in its writing and the promises not yet fulfilled.
Written 18 August 2019
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dragongeorge
Barrow-in-Furness, UK1,063 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
Historic monument. You can feel the history in this building where the Freedom Charter was agreed and signed. Difficult to photograph the full picture. Very atmospheric though. Situated in Kliptown in a rundown square, the building is memorable because of its significance in the history of the black townships.
Written 27 May 2019
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highimpactuk
Welwyn Garden City, UK1,010 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
The square is so so. What matters is what it represents, what Walter Sisulu represents and what the words on the memorial represent. Glad to have seen it.
Written 9 February 2019
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TASunde
Canton, GA912 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
A should see as it relates to the history of independence and development of the new constitution. There are also several street vendors if interested.
Written 4 January 2019
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Cintia C
Rio de Janeiro, RJ320 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
We had a great afternoon there. Our guide Rudie explained everything, but the best part was eating and talking to the people around there. Great experience!
Written 13 December 2018
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ShazzaCoops
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa8 contributions
Sept 2018 • Friends
The Standard Bank Soweto Wine Festival is a breath of fresh air. Being able to experience Soweto, and South Africans, in Soweto with premium wines and delicious food from local restaurants is a treat you should definitely do. It's always in the first weekend of September, and you'll leave with boxes of the best wines and cellar door prices.
Written 14 September 2018
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Wrldadvent
Toronto, Canada420 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We visited the square on a sunny day however the architecture is quite stark, almost depressing. This square is bleak and simplistic educating visitors about the Charter of Rights of South Africa.

I recommend going with a guide as it is in one of the poorer places in Soweto.

There is a little art gallery within the square that exhibits local artists which we found interesting
Written 9 July 2018
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elouise36
Isle of Arran, UK158 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
I found this part of Soweto fascinating. Surrounded by some of the poorest neighborhoods of Kliptown, this square dedicated to Walter Sisulu and the site where the Freedom Charter for South Africa was written up, long before Apartheid was inspirational. The simple monument offers a comprehensive glimpse of the charter, concerning human rights, education, health, equality etc, and in my opinion is the perfect example of such a charter. Its unfortunate that Apartheid was to take over instead, but I would like to hope that one day the country will be living out this charter in full. Very concrete, but still artistic, as in many parts of Soweto, wherever you look....even statues made of metal on top of concrete posts. This is also the site of the Soweto Hotel. Very easy to access as the combi taxi will drop you just by the circle along the road. There are also a few souvernirs being sold to tourists as well as a wide range of foods and other goods being sold along one side of the square.
Written 3 July 2018
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MikeFo
Brighton, UK1,065 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
The square is rather austere but the central focus is the housing of the inscription of the original freedom charter. The square in in Kliptown in Soweto where life busies itself around also to remind us that much has to be done still to realise the aspirations of the authors of that charter.
Written 7 May 2018
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