Pupils step into SA’s past legacy
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