From the 1950s, the “struggle in the suburbs” was concentrated in the northeastern suburbs – and largely in Norwood and surrounds. On the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, join us in exploring Mandela’s Norwood. On this walking tour, we visit the streets where Mandela used the cover of driving a dry cleaning van to escape unnoticed, the house where he and Winnie had their iconic wedding photos taken, the doctor’s house where he hid for 6 weeks pretending to be the gardener, and many other sites associated with him and his struggle colleagues the Harmels, Weinbergs, Browns, Heymanns and Fischers.
This walking tour is limited to 30 people, and pre-booking and payment is vital to securing your place. In the spirit of Mandela, ALL PROCEEDS will go to repairing the public ablution block in Norwood Park, so that it is a clean, safe and dignified space to use.
Your guide is Brett McDougall, a local historian and Chairman of the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation.
When: Sunday 22 July, between 14h00 and 17h00
Where: We meet at The Factory, corner of Grant and Nellie
How much: A minimum donation of R150, but more is appreciated
How to book: Mail firstname.lastname@example.org to book. Your place will be confirmed once payment is received in the following account using Surname/22Jul as booking reference:
Norwood Orchards Residents Association
FNB - Cheque Account
Branch Code: 254 005
Account Number: 62623487619