Soweto Bike Tours – Freewheeling through History

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What is your image of Soweto?

Is it a grainy film reel of soldiers firing at crowds as their armoured vehicle lumbers through clouds of teargas?

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Perhaps a black and white photo of a distraught man clad in dungarees and gumboots, carrying a bloodied and limp body in his arms, with a screaming girl in tow?

Do you conjure a sprawling den of violent crime and corrugated iron, inhospitable to all but the rats wallowing in open sewers and mountains of trash?

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Whatever your mind evokes when contemplating Soweto, unless familiar with this fascinating and infamous South African township, it is likely to be wildly inaccurate.

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