Soweto, South Africa.

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Many years ago I had an opportunity to read the book called Mine Boy by Peter Abraham. This book was one among several books on the reading list of Form Four English Courses in Tanzania. Since reading Mine Boy, I have had an un-d-i-m-i-n-i-s-h-i-n-g thirsty too see the Soweto township. Today I am glad I took the time to see the township where 4 millions South African call home. I had the chance to walk proudly in the city where Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu still have homes from the apartheid era. I am not sure if they live in them at the moment.

If you find yourself in Johannesburg and have time to spare, call Chipo Chibememe. She is a South African entrepreneur and SOWETO native. She can arrange a tour for you to visit the township on any day of the week. She is very knowledgeable about SOWETO (she lives in SOWETO). I truly enjoyed the tour she gave me of the township. For more info click her website


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