06/25/2017 - 00:00

Join Tshenolo Mokhele of the James Mpanza Legacy Foundation for a guided walk through Orlando East, the founding area of Soweto. Happening 25 June 2017 12h00 - 15h00.

The tour starts from Orlando Stadium and moves to Orlando High School, the first stadium and high school in Soweto respectively. Stops include Orlando Communal Hall and the Donaldson Community Centre where Nelson Mandela trained and boxed in the late 1940s and early 1950s, before heading down historic Mooki Street to visit eight different heritage sites along the street. 

The tour ends at the former home of James Sofasonke Mpanza. Often referred to as the 'Father of Soweto', Mpanza led a mass movement of squatters in the 1940s demanding land and housing, and established the Orlando East community, among the oldest settlements in Soweto. 

In particular this JoziWalk looks at the origins of one of South Africa’s most famous townships and the extraordinary history of Mooki Street, home to a host of prominent political activists. 

* TO BOOK EMAIL kwakhangela@gmail.com*

All #JoziWalks tours are free but you MUST confirm your place on the tour with the tour organiser beforehand. For logistical reasons space on all tours is limited and prior booking is absolutely essential.

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