10 Things You Didn’t Know About Soweto, South Africa

Written by Keren Mikva

Many people know of Soweto as the sprawling township located outside Johannesburg, and the site of a violent uprising in 1976 that helped to bring international attention to the struggle against apartheid. The vast township is home to vibrant communities with a fascinating history. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about Soweto, South Africa.

Sources: WhyJoburg.com, SowetoVibe.co.za, South Africa Census 2008, Official Website of the City of Johannesburg, SAHistory.org.za, AfricanHistory.About.com