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Johannesburg, South Africa

Obscura Day 2015: Gardens of Soweto

Join us for an unexpected tour through one of the largest, most feared, and best known townships in South Africa.

This Obscura Day, join us as we discover the township of Soweto--best known as the site of Nelson Mandela's house, violence, and having made international news during the student uprisings that kicked off the end of apartheid in the 1980s.

Now amid the dumping grounds, sprawling shacks, and busy taxi ranks, there is a quiet revolution bubbling up... a food revolution. Urban farmers are cutting into the soil and planting gardens and even raising live stock in the middle of the township, creating food security by bringing agrarian values back in the 'hood. Join us on Obscura Day for a day tour through these urban homesteads, and meet the farmers and activists behind them.

Saturday, May 30; 10:00am - 1:00pm
Ticket Cost: 100 RAND (~$8.50 USD)
Pick up and drop off will be from the Apartheid Museum
Northern Park Way and Gold Reef Rd, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa