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Monday, 22nd September 2008

A mixture of Kliptown history and African township culture.



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Welcome to Walter Sisulu Square

Walter Sisulu Square in the heart of Kliptown , Soweto, is South Africa’s first township entertainment explosion centre, the very first of its kind eMzansi , attracting both national and international attention with its broad variety of outlets suitable for local traders, event coordinators and international tourist. The Square embraces a unique historical background, South African culture at its best, mingled up with modern urbanization, trendsetting what South Africa is best known for, its diverse cultures and way of life, a total fascination to the outside world and those abroad.

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The Freedom Charter

In the dark days of early apartheid rule half a century ago, on 26 June 1955, over 3 000 representatives of resistance organisations made their way through police cordons to gather on a dusty square in Kliptown, Soweto, 40km south of Johannesburg.

This was the Congress of the People, who met to draw up the Freedom Charter, an alternative vision to the repressive policies of the apartheid state.

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Tourism Information

3000 people gathered in the dusty square in Kliptown in 1955 to adopt the Freedom Charter which is now the basis of our Constitution.

The Walter Sisulu Square is situated in the heart of Kliptown, Soweto, the worlds most toured township, housing various cultural and heritage groups through a newly established “Ziyabila e Kliptown “ project by their Marketing Office, with showcases like visual arts, performing arts, sports, film screening etc.

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Multi Purpose Hall

A 4 levelled hall with an entrance foyer, multi purpose hall with a galleria, sound proof, and 500 moveable seater, basement, kitchen and bathrooms and 2 dinning area.

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There are always exciting events taking place at the Walter Sisulu Square.

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