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Heritage Weekend: Orlando East - the Heart of Soweto

Sun Sep 10, 09:15 - Sun Sep 10, 12:15

Holy Family College


Orlando East turned 91 years old this year and to celebrate, we have created a memorable tour that follows the trail of JHF Blue Plaques, which have been erected to commemorate some of the area’s most outstanding residents. 

Among the highlights, we’ll visit the home of the 'the Father of Soweto', James Mpanza, who led 8000 followers to claim the land that later became the biggest township in South Africa. 

We’ll also visit The Rock (Orlando High) - Soweto’s first secondary school - where you can read the famous Honours Boards, donated by the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation, which record an extraordinary list of famous alumni including a State President, a Princess and an Archbishop.  

Remember to bring some cash for a snack at one of the pavement cafés. 

Led by David Gurney, Vuka Tshabalala and Tshenolo Mokhele. This bus tour will include several stops/visits.


Heritage Weekend: Orlando East - the Heart of Soweto
Holy Family College
40 Oxford Rd, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193
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