Port Elizabeth
Close to the ground.

South End Museum

cnr Walmer Blvd & Humewood Rd, Humewood 041-582-3325 www.semuseum.co.za by donation

S 33 58.162 E 025 37.763

South End Museum stands as a site of collective memory of a once-bustling neighborhood that fell victim to the infamous Group Areas Act during apartheid. Between 1965 and 1975, the coloured and Indian populations of South End were forcibly removed from their homes and most of the buildings in the area were flattened. The museum is small but rich in history with poignant exhibits on the Khoikhoi culture, Indian immigration to Port Elizabeth, and the struggle of area residents against the apartheid legislation, which displaced them from their homes. The museum is also the start of the Heritage Trail, a walking tour that takes you through the South End and past the few historical and religious buildings that were not demolished. Pamphlets for self-guided tours or information about guided tours are available at the museum.

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South End Museum