History and heritage
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will unveil an upgraded Egerton Bus Boycott Massacre Memorial Site in Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape on Tuesday as part of South Africa's national Heritage Day celebrations.
Take a brief tour through the rich, dramatic history of South Africa: from the
earliest inhabitants through colonisation to the discovery of diamonds and gold –
and the war that followed; from the formation and evolution of black resistance,
through three decades of crisis to the eventual death of apartheid.
Constitution Hill, a multi-faceted heritage precinct in the heart of Johannesburg, was built on the site of a century-old prison complex where the leaders of every major South African liberation group - Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi among them - were once detained.
11 July 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the raid on Liliesleaf Farm - the day the South African police swooped on the hideout of key members of the African National Congress's struggle against apartheid.
The interactive //hapo museum at Freedom Park outside Pretoria serves as a place for South Africans to consolidate and preserve their freedom heritage in an all-encompassing and inclusive manner.
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