Johannesburg is South Africa’s largest financial, commercial and industrial city. The city is best viewed from the top of the Carlton Centre, the 212 meter high “Roof of Africa”
One of the finest museums in the country, the Apartheid Museum, provides an excellent insight into what South Africa – past and present – is all about. This extraordinarily powerful museum was officially opened by Nelson Mandela in April 2002. When paying your entry fee you are issued with a random non-white or white ticket that takes you through one of two different entry points to symbolize segregation. The building has an innovative design to reflect the museum’s chilling theme, using harsh concrete, raw brick, steel bars and barbed wire.
South Africa’s most famous township has been a city in its own right for some time now It is also the only place in the world with a street on which two winners of the Nobel Peace Prize have lived. Soweto meaning South Western Townships is South Africa’s largest urban living space, with an estimated population of around 4.2 million. In actual fact, the population is much bigger, swollen by an influx of immigrants from Nigeria, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and other parts of Africa. The township also boast the highest concentration of millionaires in the country.