Due to roof renovations currently taking place at the Hector Pieterson Museum in Soweto, the Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris Half Day Soweto Tour will be temporarily rerouted to The June 16 Memorial.
The June 16 Memorial focuses on routes used by protesting students, now widely known as the June 16 1976 Students March Trail. The memorial is a principal stop along the June 16 Trail, offering an overview of the 1976 struggle route together with links to other sites of significance on the trail. The June 16 Memorial Acre compliments and builds on the narrative at the Hector Pieterson Memorial. It is an artistic expression of the story of the June 16 1976 student uprisings. It is also a host to the statue of Tsietsi Mashinini, one of the leaders of the June 16 1976 student uprising.
There are photographs, art installations and items such as steel dustbin lids that students used as a shield against police bullets as well as a time wall of events as told by the Cillie Commission of Enquiry that served primarily to justify police actions.
The Half Day Soweto & Apartheid Museum Tour will be temporarily rerouted to include a visit to the Regina Mundi Church instead of the Hector Pieterson Memorial.