Sharpeville Township and Memorial

Monuments / Museums in or near Vereeniging, Southern Gauteng in Gauteng, South Africa.

Things To Do in VereenigingSharpeville Township and Memorial

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Where? Sharpeville is situated +/-14km from Vereeniging. Take the Houtkop road west from Vereeniging and turn left on to the R59 at Duncanville.

When? Township tours are offered by Vaal Teknorama Museum (Vaaltek), located in Vereeniging. Booking is required.

How? Call +27 (0)16 450-3030

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Vereeniging, in Gauteng

Sharpville Township holds many sad memories and is home to the memorial at the human rights precinct.

In 1960 during apartheid a large unarmed group headed to the police station with the intent of protesting against having to carry around pass books. The police did not know what to do with this crowd and out of fear and irrational behavior, opened fire on the citizens, injuring 180 and killing 69 of them.

This absurd act was known as the Sharpville massacre, many protests were initiated around the country and this caused international fury and disgust. Sharpville day is on the same day as Human rights day in South Africa and was proclaimed as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination by the United Nations. The memorial displays remembrance of those who died and those who suffered through this catastrophe.

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