08/31/2019 - 00:00

In Fordsburg, passersby hurry through a nondescript market square bordered by Albertina Sisulu, Dolly Radebe, Mint and Central Roads, quite unaware it marks the final stronghold of armed strikers during the 1922 Rand Revolt.

Known as the 1922 Miners’ Strike, Rand Revolt or even Red Revolt, occurring merely five years after the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia, it remains the greatest violent political upheaval on the Witwatersrand.

Although the Rand has changed almost beyond recognition, many of the historical sites exist, to provide a glimpse of that seismic event. Researcher and explorer SJ De Klerk and veteran guide Clare van Zwieten will lead us on a fascinating exploration of the events of 1922, and how they shaped not on Johannesburg but the whole of South Africa.

  • BOOKINGS - Email Eira to book - mail@joburgheritage.co.za
  • GUIDES -SJ de Klerk and Clare van Zwieten
  • TIME - 14h00
  • PARK - Sunnyside Park Hotel, Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown
  • COST - R300 for members and R350 for non-members
  • DURATION - Approximately 3 hours
  • MAXIMUM No – 50
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes as we shall be walking around the Fordsburg Market Square, the Cottesloe School, the Milner Park Junior School and the Brixton Cemetery.
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