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Pensioners will receive a 10% discount on all soweto tours

South African residents bringing international guests on a tour will be eligible for a discount.

Soweto accommodation

Soweto Tour and Power Swing
Experience a full day Soweto Tour with the Twin Towers Power Swing included
Soweto Tour and Power Swing

Shebeen/ Evening Tour
Try something a little more adventurous for office party and sample some true African Hospitality
Shebeen/Evening Tour

An Amazing Race
The participants are divided into groups, and squeezed into Soweto.co.za taxi’s with a tour guide. Groups must work together and follow the clues to their next destinations. Once at a destination, tasks must be done, to receive the next clue
An Amazing Race

Johannesburg/ Soweto Tour
From Colonialism through Apartheid to Democracy - Johannesburg and Soweto tour.
Take your Soweto tour a step further - why not spend part of the day seeing Johannesburg and how it's growth and history are directly linked with that of Soweto's.
Johannesburg/ Soweto Tour

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  • Books
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Soweto.co.za Online Book, CD & DVD Stall

Long Walk to Freedom; Nelson Mandela - Book

A sensitively abridged edition of the epic life story of Nelson Mandela. Follow his story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph from the dramatic years underground and his time in prison to his release in 1991 and being sworn in as the country’s first democratically elected president on 10 May 1994.

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Long Walk to Freedom; Nelson Mandela - eBook Version

The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, LONG WALK TO FREEDOM brilliantly recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. From his beginning in the Transkei to his being taken to Robben Island, this is the remarkable story of how a man rose so far, only to be sentenced to life imprisonment.

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Desmond Tutu; Adrian Hadland - Book

Desmond Tutu is one of the most respected and influential leaders in South Africa and the world. From his modest beginnings in dusty townships, during the time spent as a teacher and his early days in the priesthood, to the days when he led the Anglican church in South Africa, he has consistenly fought for his goal of a democratic and just society. This book tells the story of how, throughout his life, Tutu, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984, has called for peace, love and brotherhood of all people.
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Through My Lens; Alf Kumalo - Book

An insider's account, brimming with colourful anecdotes, humour and passion, of South Africa's turbulent past. Kumalo shares intimate moments of pain and of triumph, in pictures and words. Kumalo's life's work is a visual documentary of a nation's transformation, but he is also a storyteller of note. His first-person account of historic events and private moments is filled with humour and compassion.

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Life Soweto Style; Mark Lanning; - Book

Soweto is a unique, cosmopolitan African experience - one of the largest black cities on the continent, with an electic mix of ethnic groups from South Africa and beyond, many holding proudly to their traditional cultural heritage while enthusiastically embracing the modern western way of life. In visits over two years, photographer Mark Lanning, creative director and foodie Neil Roake and writer Glynis Horning set about capturing the warmth, creative energy, adaptability, community spirit, faith and indomitable humour of Soweto's people, as reflected in their fashion, music, homes, taverns, businesses and distinctive cuisine.

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Soweto; Jodie Bieber - Book

Acclaimed home-grown photographer, Jodi Bieber has created an open-ended essay which is a celebration and a portrait of life in Soweto today. The importance of Soweto in the collective consciousness is hard to overstate. It registers as a place born of resistance, perhaps even embodying the South African struggle for freedom. But the birth of Kwaito is attributed to Soweto too. And beyond the grand narratives, there is and always was a proliferation of dancing, art and fashion in this place defined by its energy and cosmopolitan nature.

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The Bang-bang Club; Greg Marinovich - Book

The Bang-Bang Club was a group of four young photographers, friends and colleagues, Ken Oosterbroek, Kevin Carter, Greg Marinovich and Joao Silva, who covered the last years of apartheid. This title tells their stories, - the stresses, tensions and moral dilemmas of working in situations of extreme violence - and the story of the end of apartheid.

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Orlando West Soweto; Noor Nieftagodien - Book

An Illustrated History by Noor Nieftagodien; Sally Gaule

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Soweto Today; Jurgen Schadeberg - Book

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Youth2Youth - Thirty years after Soweto '76; George Hallett - Book

Youth2Youth - Thirty years after Soweto '76 was conceived by Pallo Jordan, the Minister of Arts and Culture, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Soweto student uprising. Young photographers from four provinces were asked to photograph their peers, and the results are extraordinary. From Kwaito and Hip Hop's virile self-expression to the creative energy of the flourishing fashion world that clothes local celebrities and their fans; from the comfort of ancient cultural traditions in rural hamlets to the newness of shared urban spaces, here is a world with Attitude.

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Soweto Blues - Jazz, popular music and politics in South Africa; Gwen Ansell - Book

Illustrates the vibrant relationship between jazz and the antiapartheid movement in twentieth-century South Africa. A major new contribution to the study of African music, Soweto Blues tells the remarkable story of how jazz became a key part of South Africa's struggle in the 20th century, and provides a fascinating overview of the ongoing links between African and American styles of music. Ansell illustrates how jazz occupies a unique place in South African music.

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Dateline Soweto - Travels with Black South African Reporters; William Finnegan - Book

This text documents the working lives of black South African reporters caught between the mistrust of militant blacks, police harassment and white editors who, fearing government dispproval, may not print the stories these reporters risked their lives to get. The author revisited some of these reporters during the May 1994 election and describes their post-apartheid working experience in his preface.

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Soweto 16 June 1976 - Personal Accounts of the Uprising; Gandhi Malungane

The 16th June 2006 was the 30th anniversary of the Soweto youth uprising which marked a turning point in the political struggle for equality in South Africa. This title commemorates the event by featuring interviews with 30 people who were at school during the uprising. The title is structured around different focal points such as - events leading up to 16 June, the day itself, the aftermath of the uprising, the influence and effect it had on the lives of the various interviewees. Private photographs of the interviewees then and now round off the text.

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LUKAS, from Soweto to Soccer Superstar, Lucas Radebe; Richard Coomber - Book

Lucas Radebe is one of the few players whose name is mentioned in the same breath as the club legends like Don Revie, Billy Bremner, John Charles, Eddie Gray, Peter Lorimer, and Norman Hunter. This title tells the story of how Lucas overcame a tough childhood, survived a shooting, and refused to be diverted from his destiny by injury.

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Rose of Soweto - The Dingaan Thobela Story; Deon Potgieter - Book

Many tales have been told of boxers who have risen up against the odds to achieve success in their lives. None, however, has been as dramatic and had such a profoundly inspirational influence on the people who shared the dream as the true life story of the man they call The Rose of Soweto. Dingaan Thobela, The Rose of Soweto, has been described as the most naturally talented boxer ever to come out of South Africa. Growing up in Chiawelo under the watchful eye of his grandmother, this is the story of how a skinny boy from Soweto overcame adversity to become one of the greatest boxers to lace up a pair of gloves.

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Lost and Found - From Racecar Driver to Pilgrim, from Soweto to Findhorn, Geoff Dalglish - Book

Tackling the goal to walk 25,000 miles -the equivalent of the circumference of the planet - one man shares life-changing insights through his personal travel vignettes. Formerly a thrill-seeking journalist, Geoff Dalglish begins his impressive expedition after undergoing a spiritual and ecological awakening at the Findhorn center in Scotland. His deliberate journey from Timbuktu to Antarctica to Hollywood unfolds in vivid and inspiring detail, revealing a wealth of unimaginable experiences while sharing a message about treading lightly on the Earth.

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Soweto South African Township Music - Music CD

A unique area with no comparison anywhere in the world, squalor is sprinkled amongst the ordered suburbia. Soweto was born of necessity. It is fostered by a growing population and nurtured by the new generation … A generation of Sowetans.

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Spirit of Soweto - Music CD

17 Tracks from various artist.

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Soweto String Quartet - Music CD's
Our stated intention is to create music to cross all language, cultural and musical barriers. This CD, Renaissance, has many of the same elements that made Zebra Crossing such a success. The track ‘Weeping’ is, in my opinion, not only the finest song ever to be written in South Africa, but the lyrical content, the history and the message of the song make it the most important song to have emerged from our country in the last 50 years.
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Soweto String Quartet - Christmas - Music CD's
The Soweto String Quartet has been around since 1989, based around the three Khemese brothers, Sandile, Thami and the older brother Reuben. Add a viola and you have the happy medium of classical meets afro-instrumental pop. SSQ spent 9 months at the famous Sun City as a resident band before their debut. The band delivered 5 albums for BMG and a gospel album through EMI, but this year their focus is on the festive season.
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Soweto Gospel Choir - Music CD's

16 tracks from the Soweto Gospel Choir.

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Orlando Pirates Supporters Songs Vol 1 - Music CD

8 Tracks from various artists.

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Kaizer Chiefs Supporters Songs Vol2 - Music CD

19 Tracks from various artists.

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Miriam Makeba - Music CD

14 Tracks from Miriam Makeba.

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Brenda Fassie, African Classics - Music CD
Label: Sheer Sound; Sheer Legacy
Zone: Worldwide
Recording Type: Studio Recording
Audio Encoding: PCM
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Vusi Mahlasela, SAY Africa - Music CD

Composer: Carson Cooman
Conductor(s): Kirk Trevor

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Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Best of - Music CD

Composer(s): Yvonne
Label: Universal

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The Bang Bang Club - Movie DVD
The Bang Bang Club was the name given to four young photographers; Greg Marinovich (Ryan Phillippe), Kevin Carter (Taylor Kitsch), Ken Oosterbroek and Joao Silva, whose photographs captured the final bloody days of white rule in South Africa. Two were awarded Pulitzer Prizes for their acclaimed work. The film tells the remarkable and sometimes harrowing story of these young men - and the extraordinary extremes they went to in order to capture their pictures. Anna (Malin Akerman) is their photo-editor, who looked out for them, protected them and made sure their photographs were seen across the world.
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Tsotsi - Movie DVD

Based on the book by acclaimed author and playwright Athol Fugard, this deeply affecting film traces six days in the life of a ruthless young gang leader who shoots a woman outside her home and steals her car - unaware, in his panic, that her baby is in the back seat. Pumping with the high energy of Zola's 'Kwaito' music, 'Tsotsi' is an extraordinary and gritty contemporary portrait of ghetto life set amidst the sprawling Johannesburg townships.

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Sarafina - Movie DVD

A very thoughtful and beautiful Musical.

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Taxi to Soweto - Movie DVD

This gentle comedy was the last film made by the South African filmmaker Manie van Rensburg before his tragic death in 1993 ~ a gentle story with a moral of forgive and forget at the kernel of its’ comedy exterior ~ but also one that like Gray Hofmeyr’s Sweet ‘n Short with Leon Schuster, accurately foretold the changes that were to sweep across South Africa in 1994, as an uptight suburban Johannesburg housewife (Elize Cawood, with an equally uptight husband played by Marius Weyers) accepts a lift from a Sowetan taxi driver (Patrick Shai) and gets taken into another world entirely.

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Soweto Gospel Choir, Voices from Heaven - Music DVD

A live DVD The Soweto Gospel Choir preforming 19 tracks.

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Surfing Soweto - DVD

Over the course of the last 3 years Cinga productions has been following and documenting the lives of three of the most notorious train surfers in Soweto: Bitch Nigga, Lefa and Mzembe. We have followed them on to the top of trains hurtling through Soweto. We have followed them into the heroin dens of Hilbrow, and Jails with names like Sun City We have watched their lives fall apart. And we have watched them battling to piece them back together again.

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