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The church played a big role as a meeting place for all South Africans who were fighting for the freedom of the African people. Most struggle icons have been to this church to encourage people to fight for their freedom, dignity and right to humanity....More
Wonderful memorial to the struggles faced during the years of oppression, with scenes depicted on the stained glass windows, I have never seen anything similar to this in a church anywhere. Dont know how I have missed this place after so many visits to Soweto...More
There is so much history wrapped up in this place, of the brutality of apartheid and the coming together and of starting to build a new SA post apartheid. Our guide was Mr Desmond, who is a wonderful character who teased us gently on our...More
This historical church was a gathering place for Soweto residents, for political meetings, for safety during uprisings and police crackdowns. The tour guide was very humorous, and pointed out the historical and renovated features of the buildings. They have a special place in their hearts...More
This place has seen both good and bad times within the last 30yrs. During that tumultuous time, people such as Bill Clinton, the Obama’s and Mandela have been in the church. There’s still evidence of it’s darker days when police and students classes during the...More
The history of this church is tightly interwoven in the history of Soweto during it's turbulent past. It offered a safe haven for everyone - believers and non-believers. Those interested in Soweto history will find very interesting info here.