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Apartheid Museum

cnr Gold Reef Rd & Northern Parkway 011-309- 4700 adult R40, child R25

S 26 14.247 E 028 00.608

Apartheid Museum is one of Joburg's top tourist attractions and one of the country's best museums with powerful exhibits demonstrating the racism of the Apartheid era. The museum displays include graphic and moving video footage, photographs and artifacts, including a cage full of weapons used by police to enforce the laws of Apartheid and 121 nooses that represent the political prisoners that were hung during the Apartheid regime. Spending some time at the Apartheid Museum and in Soweto itself is a great way to absorb the history of South Africa and its struggle for democracy. Though the museum is now independently run, the concept of the museum was proposed and paid for by a casino investment group as part of a bidding process, in which the recipient of a gaming license needed to show how their plan would bring tourism to the area. Today the Apartheid Museum is a separate non-profit entity.

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