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  • Address: Northern Parkway and Gold Reef Road, Ormonde, Johannesburg 2135, South Africa
  • Hours: Open 10am - 5pm, Closed Mondays
  • Admission: Adults: R50. Guided tours are an extra R5 per person.

The injustice, cruelty and day-to-day absurdities of white minority rule are impressively detailed in Johannesburg’s Apartheid Museum. “Apartheid”, meaning “separateness” in Afrikaans, was officially in operation from 1948 to 1994, though segregation had been a cornerstone of South African politics since the birth of the Union in 1910.

Apartheid turned South Africa into a pariah state, shunned by much of the international community and almost torn apart by internal tensions, including the infamous Sharpeville riots of 1960. This excellent museum tells that story through photos, documents and film footage, as well as interactive features which bring the reality of racial classification alive.

South Africa’s belated emancipation following Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990 is celebrated by the seven pillars of the constitution you will see in the courtyard: democracy, equality, reconciliation, diversity, responsibility, respect and freedom.

Practical Info

The Apartheid Museum is in Johannesburg’s south, and can be reached from the center of the city along the Villiers Graaff Motorway.

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