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  Soweto - MSN Encarta
Soweto is an urban area in the City of Johannesburg, in Gauteng, South Africa.
The Soweto uprising or Soweto riots were a series of clashes in Soweto, South Africa on June 16, 1976 between fl youths and the South African authorities.
Soweto’s location and size helped bring it to the forefront of fl resistance against apartheid, the South African government’s rigid policy of racial segregation that was in effect from 1948 to the early 1990s.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761577534/Soweto.html   (900 words)

  Soweto - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Soweto is an urban area in Johannesburg, in Gauteng, South Africa.
In 1950, during the apartheid regime, Soweto (SOuth WEst TOwnship) was constructed as a self-sufficient housing project.
Soweto came to the world's attention in 1976 with the Soweto Riots, when mass rioting broke out over the government's policy to enforce education in Afrikaans rather than English.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Soweto   (470 words)

 Soweto riots - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Soweto Riots or Soweto Uprising were a series of riots in Soweto, South Africa in June 1976 between fl youths and the South African authorities.
Black students in Soweto protested against the Afrikaans Medium Decree of 1974 which forced all fl students to learn the Afrikaans language and to be taught secondary school mathematics, social sciences, geography and history in the language.
Many South African citizens were outraged at the government's actions in Soweto, and about 300 white students from the University of the Witwatersrand marched through Johannesburg's city centre in protest of the killing of children.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Soweto_Riots   (1295 words)

Soweto is a city developed as a township for fl people under the apartheid system.
Soweto is a city of enterprise and cultural interaction.
Soweto was the centre of political campaigns aimed at the overthrow of the apartheid state.
www.bamby.nl /southafrica/soweto.html   (1149 words)

 Complete Guide to South Africa - Gauteng Soweto   (Site not responding. Last check: )
SOWETO was originally an acronym for the South Western Townships, and comprising about thirty townships developed into a city as a result of a policy of territorial and political segregation followed by the South Africa's white dominated government.
Soweto is a thriving township in Gauteng that sprawls to about 9640 ha (1h = 10 00 sq/m) with a total population of about 1,5 million inhabitants.
Soweto is an arts and culture hub and it has a rich history of the apartheid struggle.
www.southafricatraveler.com /gauteng/sowet.htm   (997 words)

 Search Results for "Soweto"
Soweto (suh-WET-oh, suh-WAY-toh) Collective name for a group of townships inhabited by fl Africans, located southwest of Johannesburg, South Africa.
Comprised of a number of townships inhabited by Black South Africans, it was the scene of violent rioting in 1976, when a...
One of the first to write about Soweto, Tlali is known for her semiautobiographical novel Muriel at Metropolitan...
bartleby.com /cgi-bin/texis/webinator/sitesearch?FILTER=&query=Soweto   (281 words)

 Postcard from Soweto
The six-lane dual carriageway to Soweto is populated mainly by African commuters in vehicles of questionable roadworthiness.
Not that long ago, the only whites to venture into Soweto were riding in armoured "hippos", dressed in fatigues, armed to the teeth and with nothing but nastiness on their minds.
Soweto is formed of several townships and covers 100 square kilometres.
www.monolith.com.au /soweto   (903 words)

Soweto, the most widely-known township in the world, is massive, dusty, cosmopolitan - it is home to the people.
Soweto is a city of contrasts: luxurious mansions across the road from tin shanties, green fields and streams around the corner from piles of garbage, the biggest public hospital in the world with the world's highest HIV infection rate, and a friendliness and cheerfulness that disguises a high unemployment rate.
Soweto's largest Roman Catholic place of worship; more notable perhaps for its place in history (it served as a gathering place during the years of struggle) than its architecture.
www.places.co.za /html/soweto.html   (530 words)

 The Soweto Massacre
The Soweto uprising was a violent uprising initiated by the fl youth in Soweto.
Soweto, South Africa is a "township" (Sholtz 3) situated twenty-four kilometers southwest of Johannesburg in the Gauteng Province (Tuttle 1).
After the violent shootings, Soweto began to be thought of as a symbol for terror, poverty, and violence.
www.ccds.charlotte.nc.us /History/Africa/04/kistner/kistner.htm   (1078 words)

 Soweto   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Soweto is a township on the outskirts of Johannesburg.
Population estimates for Soweto vary, but figures for the 90s are between one and a half and two million.
Soweto was the site of the 1976 student uprisings and a center of activity for the African National Congress political struggle.
webs.wofford.edu /mandlovenb/SAfrica/content/soweto.html   (246 words)

 SOWETO, Johannesburg
Soweto is synonymous with the struggle for freedom in South Africa and is a vibrant, culturally rich township situated on the outskirts of Johannesburg.
The Hector Pieterson Memorial and museum opened in Soweto in 2002, not far from the spot where 12 year-old Hector was shot on the 16 June 1976 during the Soweto uprising that today is a symbol of resistance to the brutality of the apartheid government.
The Soweto Wine and Brandy Festival is a Soweto-based initiative whose main objectives are to create, identify, enhance and manage investment opportunities in the field of tourism and hospitality in the township of Soweto.
www.sa-venues.com /attractionsga/soweto.htm   (1444 words)

 Soweto | Johannesburg | African Safari Travel | Go 2 Africa | Africa Travel & Safaris
Soweto, an acronym for South-Western Townships, is Johannesburg's Siamese-twin city and a place of marked contrasts.
The township of Soweto as a whole could be called multiracial, in the sense that its residents are from all the tribes in South Africa.
The types of housing in Soweto range from shacks to large mansions and there can't be many cities in the world that boast one street where you can find the houses of two Nobel Peace Prize winners; Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
www.go2africa.com /south-africa/soweto   (428 words)

 Soweto, heartbeat of the nation - SouthAfrica.info
Soweto is the most populous fl urban residential area in the country, with Census 2001 putting its population at close to a million.
Soweto is a place of contrasts: rows of tin shanties abut luxurious mansions; piles of garbage and pitted roads offset green fields and rustic streams.
Soweto has the same vibrant, racy feel of Johannesburg, of which it is an integral part.
www.southafrica.info /plan_trip/holiday/cities/soweto.htm   (1554 words)

 BBC - Oxford Music - King of Jazz - Soweto Finch
Soweto Kinch is an Oxford University graduate (BA in Modern History) and a self-taught composer, music arranger and lyricist with a passion for jazz and rap.
Soweto's about to release his debut album, "Conversation With The Unseen" and is hitting the road with his band
BBC Oxford's Neva Poole caught up with Soweto Kinch to find out what it is about jazz that appeals to him, who influenced his work and where he sees himself in the future.
www.bbc.co.uk /oxford/music/2003/06/soweto.shtml   (309 words)

Soweto is a powerful contemporary dramatic production written to acquaint young people with the social and political structure of Apartheid South Africa.
This riveting play is the ultimate commemoration of the death of Hector Peterson, the first youth to die in the Soweto uprising of 1976.
One of our most requested touring productions, Soweto has been performed for audiences across the state, around the county and in Johannesburg, South Africa as part of the Windybrow Arts Festival in 2000 where it received the VITA Award for "Best Production of the Festival".
www.fhyea.org /soweto.htm   (115 words)

 Kampala's Soweto - the Monitor, Uganda
Soweto is named for a township in South Africa, which obtained its name from a contraction of its original name, South Western Township.
The South African Soweto is described by “old squatter misery and new prosperity, squalor and an upbeat lifestyle,” according to a SA website.
Soweto is also riddled with poor sanitation and a poor garbage disposable system.
liam.gnn.tv /blogs/9833/Kampala_s_Soweto_the_Monitor_Uganda   (966 words)

 Profile of Soweto : Conclusion
The breakdown of where Soweto's population is housed illustrates the increasing importance of informal housing in Soweto since the early 1980's.
The age profile is significant as it suggests that a fertility transition is occurring in Soweto and that the population growth rate is declining.
Whilst most of Soweto's long-term residents were living in adequate accommodation, many residents, especially the more recent arrivals were living in small, poorly constructed structures that either did not have access to or had inadequate access to electricity and to a lesser extent to water.
ceroi.net /reports/johannesburg/csoe/html/nonjava/actionbar/sowetoprofileconcl.htm   (1617 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Soweto township marks centenary
Soweto began when tens of thousands of Johannesburg's fl residents were sent there from the city centre as the white authorities imposed segregation.
During apartheid, Soweto became a hotbed of resistance to the government and political activity.
Perhaps the most powerful symbol of the anti-apartheid struggle was the shooting dead of 13-year-old Hector Pieterson by a policeman in Soweto in June 1976, during a demonstration against the use of Afrikaans as the teaching language in schools.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/3735262.stm   (538 words)

 Interview with Mandla Mentoor - The Soweto Mountain of Hope: Making People Free - Global Eyes / In Motion Magazine
The Soweto Mountain of Hope was a barren land that was covered by waste and that was very dangerous in the past.
It is not long a hope for only the communities of Soweto, but it is hope for all the communities at each and every corner of the world.
I was born and bred in Soweto, but not this part of the township.
www.inmotionmagazine.com /global/mm1.html   (1918 words)

 Soweto on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Soweto grew as fl workers came to the industrialized area after World War I; the name for the city was collective term for what was originally a group of segregated townships inhabited by fls.
In 1976, Soweto was the scene of a massive uprising that began as a student protest against the government's use of Afrikaans in fl schools.
If you want to learn the meaning of the word hope, come to Soweto; You read about crime and whites suffering behind their high walls or on the farms in South Africa.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/s/soweto.asp   (394 words)

 Israel Reggae Story - The Soweto
The Soweto became, almost instantly, one of the hottest clubs in town and a land mark in the Israeli music scene for over a decade.
The Soweto club T.A. – a small basement on the corner of Frishman St. and Hayarkon St.,(near the beach), that became the center of all reggae and African related activities in Israel.
The name Soweto short for South Western Township – (fl townships south west of Johannesburg, South Africa) was decided, as a symbol of the fight against Apartheid, and because, back then, Nelson Mandela was still in prison.
www.reggae.co.il /english/Article.aspx?Item=453   (657 words)

 Johannesburg/Soweto - Wikitravel
Soweto is the only place in the world to have raised two Nobel Prize winners.
The name Soweto was first used in 1963 to describe the groups of townships to the south west of Johannesburg, and it is an acronym for South Western Townships.
It is best to visit Soweto as part of an official tour group by a SATSA accredited tour guide.
wikitravel.org /en/Johannesburg/Soweto   (631 words)

 MySpace.com - SOWETO - Barcelona - Ska / Reggae / Jazz - www.myspace.com/soweto60
Soweto neix a la Vila de Gràcia cap a lany 1998, les influències de la música Jamaicana i els sons tradicionals de la música negra fa que un grup damics prenguin la iniciativa de trobar temps per reunir-se i començar una experiència desafiant, reproduir tota la música que fins al moment només escoltaven i admiraven.
En lactualitat Soweto esta formada per set membres que segueixen un camí recta i directa cap a ser o voler ser una de les bandes a Catalunya i per que no de lestat.
De fet, un dels objectius de Soweto es portar amb bona lletra un estil gairebé oblidat o desconegut com es la musica Jamaicana dels 60 amb una clara influencia del Jazz i el Rithm and Blues Americà.
www.myspace.com /soweto60   (1203 words)

 Soweto 1976: An Audio History
ANNOUNCEMENT: Soweto, a complex of fl townships on the Southwest corner of Johannesburg, with an estimated population of one and one quarter million.
HOST: The Soweto Uprising was the beginning of a new era in South Africa.
Soweto 76: An Audio History was produced by Joe Richman and Ben Shapiro for Radio Diaries.
www.radiodiaries.org /soweto76.html   (1761 words)

 Soweto travel guide
Located some 16 kms from Johannesburg, Soweto is the name for a collective of townships that grew into a city.
Originally intended for the temporary housing of mine workers, it became a ghetto for the fl population of Jo’burg in 1923.
Soweto is ‘famous’ for its severe violent riots that took place in 1976 when the government wanted to introduce Afrikaans as the official language at schools.
www.world66.com /africa/southafrica/soweto   (229 words)

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