Township Tour – Feel Ubuntu

TOUR C4

Starting this tour, hear about the background to the Townships while travelling along Russel Road & past Coopers Kloof, where the Native Stranger Location originally was.

View the Railway Flats, Sheya Khulati Drive, Mendi Memorial, Emlotheni Memorial Park, Ubambano Pre-primary School, Beer Halls and shebeens, Xhego General Dealer Shop & Sunlight Café, Charles Duna Primary School and  Embizweni Square.

In New Brighton visit Aya’s Ceramic Studio, the New-Brighton Library with its Wall of Fame at Nangoza Jebe (Centenary) Hall, and the Red Location Museum.

Observe Kwazakhele (Site and Service), which was started in 1956 to house people removed from Korsten.

Next pass New Brighton Primary School (7th Day Adventist Church school), the Rio Bioscope & travel via Njoli Road , KK’s Sports Bar, the Single Men’s Quarters to Njoli Square, South Africa’s busiest trading area.

Travel through Zwide , past Loyiso High School  onto Veeplaas, the poorest area, and then on to upmarket, KwaMagxaki, with an outlook over the entire area.

Then travel down the buffer highway, past the graves of Govan Mbeki (2002) and Ray Mhlaba (2005). See Dora Nginza hospital and the Vista Campus of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Visit La Vella Nutritional Centre (in containers) in Cyril Ramaphosa Village, an informal settlement (shacks). Pass the Magistrates office and Empilweni TB hospital en route to the freeway

Xhosa traditions will be discussed during the tour – Lobola, Circumcision, Burials (horns on poles)

During an  evening tour  enjoy singing and dancing  by Simpiwe & the Jabulani Marimba Band  at Petido’s , KK’s Sports Tavern , or Junior’s Jazz Club.

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