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Tha famous Church in SA(SOWETO)

The church played a big role as a meeting place for all South Africans who were fighting for the... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
tonykJ9442AM
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Johannesburg/Gaborone
Yet more history to discover

This place has seen both good and bad times within the last 30yrs. During that tumultuous time... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
MFC31
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London, United Kingdom
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1 Mkhize Street, Soweto 1863, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

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

Thank tonykJ9442AM
Reviewed 3 July 2018

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

Thank elouise36
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Very interesting and great history. The church is beautiful. The black paintings hanging in the church are beautiful. I recommend touring this church!

Thank DeltaZ930
Reviewed 7 May 2018

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

Thank MikeFo
Reviewed 3 May 2018

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

Thank DINA C
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

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

Thank MFC31
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately the church wasn’t open however the area seems extremely friendly. However I would advise a tour

Thank Ezekiel S
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Sad to see at glance the situation in South Africa. Visited this Church and noticed the bullets shoot on the floor by the police during the uprising. History talk and people don’t forget.

Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 16 October 2017

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.

Thank Sanambozi
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This church was an integral if not central part in the struggle for liberation. The church is normal but elegant and befitting its role/status as part/in of the struggle.

Thank kdgarlipp
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