Experience Soweto’s Historic Youth Uprising of 1976 with #FunkItImWalking

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  • Commemorating Soweto’s Youth Uprising: Join #FunkItImWalking on June 6th for a special night walking tour, revisiting the historic events of the 1976 Soweto uprising. Experience iconic landmarks and hear firsthand accounts from those who lived through this pivotal moment in South African history.
  • Engaging Dialogue and Reflection: After the walking tour, participants will gather at Just Badela for a delicious dinner and a thought-provoking discussion moderated by Ntsiki Mazwai. Explore the significance of the uprising then and now, shedding light on its relevance in contemporary society.
  • Empowering Soweto Through Tourism: #FunkItImWalking founder, Nomsa Mazwai, highlights the initiative’s role in boosting Soweto’s economy and promoting safety through nighttime tourism. Discover how this initiative is creating jobs and enriching experiences for both locals and visitors alike.

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On the 6th of June, #FunkItImWalking invites you to join its monthly First Thursday Night Walk, commemorating the iconic youth uprising of 1976. This special night walking tour through Orlando West will take you on a journey to significant landmarks, including Winnie Mandela’s residence and the Mandela House museum, offering exclusive access to participants. The tour will culminate at Confrontation Corner, where Soweto’s students united on their path to Orlando Stadium, protesting the imposition of Afrikaans as the language of instruction.

Walking Through History

Step back in time and relive the pivotal moments of that historic day when the streets witnessed the courage of young protestors, notably Hector Pieterson, immortalized in an iconic photograph captured moments before his tragic demise. Seth Mazibuko, the former deputy chairperson of the Action Committee during the uprising, will provide firsthand insights into these transformative events.

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Evening of Reflection and Dialogue

Concluding the 8,000-step medium-pressure walking tour is Just Badela, a renowned Soweto bistro, where participants will enjoy a delightful dinner alongside an engaging dialogue session. Moderated by Ntsiki Mazwai, the discussion titled “How We Rose and What We Were Rising For” will offer profound reflections on the significance of the 1976 uprising in the context of contemporary societal dynamics.


Tickets and Booking Information

Secure your tickets now, priced at R475, inclusive of dinner and two beverages. Alternatively, opt for the tour-only package at R250 or indulge in the VIP experience for R1,100, featuring chauffeured TukTuk transport from Rosebank. To reserve your spot, visit funkitimwalking.com.

Empowering Soweto Through Tourism

Nomsa Mazwai, the visionary behind #FunkItImWalking, underscores the initiative’s commitment to fostering economic opportunities and extending tourism prospects in Soweto. “Tourism plays a pivotal role in South Africa’s economy. By extending tourism activities into the night, we not only create employment but also enhance safety within our community.” Stay tuned for the upcoming Soweto Night Out initiative, launching in July, promising safe and enriching tourism experiences in Soweto and beyond.

Join the Conversation

Date: 6th June 2024

Meet Up Venue: Just Badela Orlando West, 00546 Mtipa St, Orlando West, Soweto, 1804

Time: 18:00 – Till late

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  • R250 for the tour only
  • R475 includes tour and dinner
  • R950 includes tour, dinner, drinks, and transport
  • R1,100 for a VIP experience with chauffeured TukTuk transport from Rosebank, inclusive of drinks, tour, and dinner

Purchase your tickets via Quiket to embark on this transformative journey through history with #FunkItImWalking.

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