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The iconic Sakhumzi opened in 2001 as the first full-service restaurant on Vilakazi Street, the most famous street in South Africa. Vilakazi Street is the only street in the world that was once home to two Nobel Peace Prize winners — President Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu — and today is one of the country’s busiest tourism centres.
Opened in 2012, the Soweto Theatre is by far the most striking piece of architecture in Soweto, if not in all of Johannesburg. Looming above the busy Jabulani township, the building consists of three huge, primary coloured cubes that look like a giant’s building blocks. Each cube — one red, one blue, and one yellow — contains a separate “black box” performance venue inside the theatre.
8 Interesting Soweto Tourist Attractions that Aren’t on Vilakazi Street
Soweto is one of Joburg’s most popular tourist attractions. But the vast majority of Soweto’s tourists don’t stray far from Vilakazi Street, the tour-bus-choked former home of Nelson Mandela.
Soweto is a massive city within a city, home to millions of people, and there are interesting things to see and do all over the area. Here are eight great places to visit in Soweto that aren’t on Vilakazi Street.
1) Walter Sisulu Square
This is a summarized version of a report which was compiled and submitted to Government during the recent meetings which was held in Tzaneen to discuss the matter on Land Expropriation without Compensation, by the attorney firm, Thomas & Swanepoel Inc. in Tzaneen, on behalf of various commercial farmers and stakeholders in the Mopani District.
The avocado industry in Mopani is a highly complex industry with various businesses whose livelihood depends directly and indirectly there on.
There’s a sizeable new addition to the avocado industry, and it’s called the Avozilla - the biggest avocado you can buy.
This exciting cultivar originated in South Africa and has an average weight of 1,2 kg, in comparison with the 200-250gr of a normal avocado!
Despite some confusion on the matter, the Avozilla is NOT a genetically-modified avocado and has not been treated with any growth-enhancing chemicals.
Winter time in Tzaneen is when we celebrate the wonder fruit of the moment – Avocado’s!
Avocado cultivation was commercialised by the work of pioneers like Dr Wilson Popenoe at the beginning of the 20th century and is now widely used in many areas outside its centre of origin.
In South Africa, Dr Hans Merensky initiated the first avocado orchard plantings at Westfalia Estate in 1933, and currently the avocado is grown in the tropics on both sides of the equator and in subtropical regions up to 43o latitude.
On entering their home, one is overwhelmed with a sweet fragrance that no air freshener can imitate: the sweet breath exhaled by different orchid species, expertly grown by our local orchid master, Dr Sarel Spies. Locally (Tzaneen and Duiwelskloof) he is well-known as medical doctor, but here and much wider for his involvement in and passion for, orchids. The love-story's time line goes as follows: