Pupils step into SA’s past legacy

CityPress - - News - BINWE ADE­BAYO binwe.ade­bayo@city­press.co.za

In keep­ing with the 67 min­utes agenda for Man­dela Month, Liliesleaf Farm played host to a group of school kids from East Bank High School in Alexan­dra.

Fol­lowed by a cam­era crew and treated to a guided tour around the his­tor­i­cal venue, the pupils had a chance to step into the past, and to meet the CEO of Tourism SA, Thu­lani Nz­ima, who an­swered ques­tions and posed for photos with the group.

Fo­cus­ing on the Legacy Route, which cov­ers some of Joburg’s most im­por­tant strug­gle-era land­marks, the pupils were also taken on a tour through Soweto, end­ing in a lunch at the fa­mous Sakhumzi res­tau­rant. There they en­joyed a short, re­lax­ing break be­fore head­ing off for more ac­tiv­i­ties.

But the day’s de­light didn’t end there. The group was also taken on a trip to see Madiba’s house in Soweto’s iconic Vi­lakazi Street, which is a tourist high­light for many lo­cal cit­i­zens and visi­tors from around the world.

Af­ter an all-ac­cess tour of the place, the trip ended with a poignant visit to the famed Hec­tor Pi­eter­son Me­mo­rial, where the East Bank pupils were again given a VIP tour.


LEAP OF JOY Pupils from the East Bank High School in Alexan­dra show their de­light at the tour of Liliesleaf Farm

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