Visit to Sharpville and Apartheid Museum
On the drive south to Sharpville visitors are provided with a background to events that led to the shootings. (60 minute drive depending on traffic.)
We visit the graves of the 69 killed at Sharpville and visit the area where the shooting took place.
We visit small museum.
Apartheid Museum and the story of apartheid. Robin shares his own personal story with visitors of life before apartheid, during and after.)
21 March of 1960 became the turning point in South Africa’s History.
69 People were shot dead at Sharpville that day and those events contributed to the formation of Umkhonto Isizwe, the armed wing of the ANC and Communist party.
We drive to Sharpville and visit the scene of the shootings- the memorial and the Police Station.
The story of that fateful day is told in graphic fashion.
We then go to the Apartheid Museum
Rated amongst the finest Museums in South Africa.
The background to Apartheid is given as well as examples of discrimination which had existed here since the 17th Century. 1948 is discussed and the laws surrounding Apartheid and the implications of those laws explained.
At the Museum guests are accompanied by ourselves and the exhibits explained in detail.
(The Museum has a great deal of information so we select what we consider to be the most relevant to provide a balanced understanding of Apartheid, the Museum and it’s contents.).
Exhibits and events are explained from a personal point of view.
The early years of South Africa, the Zulu Wars, the South African War, the migrant Labour System, the Gold Mines, Miners strikes, Broederbond, Sophiatown, Sharpville, Liliesleaf, Freedom Charter, Treason Trial, Afrikaner Nationalism, life under Apartheid, Resistance, Violence from 1978- 1994, release of Nelson Mandela, CODESA, and the first democratic elections in 1994 all explained.
After visiting this Museum visitors are fully aware of the effects of Apartheid on the country today.