JOHANNESBURG AND APARTHEID MUSEUM TOUR (Full day ±8hrs)
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Combine Johannesburg City tour with Apartheid museum and learn how Segregation and Apartheid affected the people of South Africa.
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Johannesburg, affectionately called Jo'burg, Jozi, and E'Goli, the "City of gold," is the Economic hub of Southern Africa and the capital of Gauteng Province in South Africa.
In a short space of time, the Johannesburg developed from small miner’s camp to a City.
In Johannesburg we do the tour of the Constitution Hill where the South African Constitutional Court is situated.
It is the sight of the Notorious Old Fort Prison complex, commonly known as NUMBER FOUR, where thousands of ordinary criminals and Political Prisoners were brutally punished before the dawn of Democracy in 1994. Most of South Africa's leading Political activists, including Mahatma Ghandi and Nelson Mandela were detained here.
Nelson Mandela was imprisoned here before his Rivonia Trial in 1964. Constitution Hill is the new home of the Constitutional Court.
The new court building was built using bricks from the demolished awaiting-trial wing of the former number 4 prison. The first court session in the new building at this location was held in February 2004.
The court also houses an art gallery with a collection of more than 200 contemporary.
Nelson Mandela Bridge is linking Braamfontein to the Johannesburg City centre The bridge was designed by the two architects; Steve Thorne and Gordon Gibson, in 1993 in their urban design study of the Inner City of Johannesburg. They named the bridge the Nelson Mandela Bridge in recognition of the role Nelson Mandela was having, in uniting South African society and the symbolism of linkage and unity provided by the bridge.It was completed in 2003, and cost R102-120 million to build. The proposal for the bridge was to link up two main business areas of Braamfontein and Newtown as well as to rejuvenate and to a certain level modernise the inner city. The bridge was constructed over 42 railway lines without disturbing railway traffic and is 284 metres long.
APARTHEID MUSEUM TOUR
At Apartheid museum we do the tour of a series of 22 individual exhibitions, a
dramatic emotional journey of racial discrimination.
You will also do Mandela’s exhibition. The exhibits have been assembled and organised by a multi- disciplinary team of Curators, Film-makers, historians and designers. They include film footages, Photographs, Text panels and Artefacts.
Apartheid Museum is acknowledged as a Pre-eminent Museum in the World dealing with the Apartheid story in South Africa. It illustrates the Apartheid history and Post- Apartheid era of South Africa. An Architectural consortium, comprising several leading Architectural firms, conceptualised the design of the building on a 7 hectare stand.
The museum is a superb example of design, space and landscape offering the International community a unique South African experience. It is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past and working towards a future that all South Africans can call their own.
Nelson Mandela's exhibition is currently on at the Apartheid Museum. Mandela's exhibition examines his undoubted Strengths and Greatness, but does not shy away from his Weaknesses too.
Mandela's extra-ordinary life is explored through seven themes: CHARACTER, COMRATE, LEADER, PENSIONER, NEGOTIATOR and STATESMAN.
Narratives are presented through dramatically visual wall display, supported by film displays of original artefacts. A tour to the apartheid museum is a must for any visitor, who wants to understand the history of Apartheid.
South Africa’s new democratic constitution contains guarantees of Equality, more extensive than anywhere else in the world. At its heart are seven fundamental values, which are represented by Pillars in the first courtyard visitor’s encounter on arrival at the museum: democracy, Equality, reconciliation, diversity, responsibility, respect and freedom