Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa: One Day in “The Heartbeat of the Nation”
“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” - Bishop Desmond Tutu
Last summer I found myself returning to one of my favorite cities in the world, Johannesburg, South Africa! Rich in history, culture, and the iconic symbol of struggle against apartheid and for human rights, Johannesburg is the place to be immersed in true South African culture.
The best part about being in Jozi and visiting Soweto, is that there is always an opportunity to meet and listen to the stories of the people and get to know how they lived their lives during apartheid. And discover how their lives are different now after 24 years of democracy!
Connecting and sharing the spirit of Ubuntu in Soweto! An interesting part of our time together was discussing the struggle for freedom movement from the perspective of each generation; those who grew up during apartheid and those who are “born-free”. And the similarities between the apartheid era in South Africa and the Civil Rights era in the US.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela
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