//hapo: museum of freedom in unity
The interactive //hapo museum at Freedom Park outside Pretoria will serve as a place for South Africans to consolidate and preserve their freedom heritage in an all- encompassing and inclusive manner, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said at the museum's opening on Monday.
A short history of South Africa
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.
South Africa's Human Rights Day - declared International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination by the UN - will always be synonymous with Sharpeville, the township where, on 21 March 1960, the police opened fire on unarmed people protesting against apartheid's pass laws, killing 69 and injuring 180 others.
South Africa, freedom and Shakespeare
One of the most remarkable stories of South Africa’s freedom struggle took centre stage at the British Museum’s "Shakespeare: staging the World" exhibition, which ran in from 19 July through to 25 November. John Battersby and Matthew Hahn explore the significance of "the Robben Island bible".
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