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04 So Where To in Soweto

Destination Info: Soweto

4. So Where To in Soweto

Paul and Terrence enjoy metropolitan life as experienced in the South Western Township (Soweto) on the outskirts of Johannesburg. It is the biggest day of the year, the historic 16th of June, when the student uprisings of 1976 against the apartheid regime are commemorated. The boys, cruising through the streets on a tandem bicycle, take in its vibe as they try to find the landmark Soccer City built for the 2010 World Cup. They experience Nelson Mandela’s house, the Hector Petersen museum, bungee jumping the Orlando Towers and the desire to choke one another with a bicycle chain.

Terence is at first really impressed by the Soweto ‘street fare’ lunch – reminiscent of oxtail casserole. When he visits the ‘kitchen’ for seconds, he realises that he’s been eating from a completely different end of the animal. It was cow’s head. The cook, bloodied axe in hand is only too pleased to demonstrate how the cow heads are chopped open and cooked on fires in large pots of bubbling broth.

From the rough of Paul’s funky backpackers to the smooth of a black diamond diva’s night on the town in a stretch limo, this really is the heartbeat of South African township life.

Episode Specific Credits:

Appearances by
Tsholofelo Monedi
Amanda Du Pont
Julius Mosana
Sifiso Zwane
Thelma Muila
Tebogo Keikanne
Dudu Ngwenya
Nokuthula Phake
Vinolia – Pookie Bear

Special thanks to
Lebo’s Backpackers
‘707’ Panyaza Chisa Nyama
Fantasies Adult Lifestyle Boutique
Hector Pietersen Museum
Nelson Mandela House
Morris Isaacson High School
The Soweto Hotel
Elite Chauffeur Services
Orlando Towers
Sochila
Nico
Rebecca and Masentle
Mr Mashile
Sifiso Zwane