We invite you to experience the spirit of Ubuntu on the UJ’s Cultural Tour Of Johannesburg and the surround. This is a two-week programme offering excursions and classroom engagement on the culture of South Africa.
Lesedi Cultural Village
Lesedi Cultural Village was established in 1993. The vision - to provide an authentic showcase of the traditional cultures of some of the well-known African tribes, who have their home in South Africa. Representatives of these tribes facilitated the design of the cultural villages to ensure a historically representative portrayal of the cultures, highlighting aspects of the traditional way of life.
A visit to South Africa is incomplete without a visit to Lesedi - the cradle of living African culture. In an informative and entertaining way, Lesedi provides the visitor with a better understanding of the rich cultural background of the traditional peoples of South Africa.
Cradle of Humankind - World Heritage Site
The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site is a remarkable 47,000-hectare destination with a rich and fascinating history told to us through the ancient fossils that have been found here.
It also has over 400 attractions, including restaurants, art and craft outlets, lodges, wildlife facilities, places of historical interest and spaces for young and old just to have fun.
Soweto – Heritage/ Cultural Tour
Infused with the history of the struggle against apartheid and abuzz with the energy of the city of gold, Soweto is a must-see for tourists who are looking for more than sun, sea and the big five.
Soweto may sound like an African name, but the word was originally an acronym for “South Western Townships.” A cluster of townships sprawling across a vast area 20 kilometres south-west of Johannesburg, Soweto was, from the start, a product of segregationist planning. It was back in 1904 that Klipspruit, the oldest of a cluster of townships that constitute present-day Soweto, was established.
Soweto is a melting pot of South African cultures and has developed its own sub-cultures especially for the young. Afro-American influence runs deep but is adapted to local conditions. In their speech, dress and gait, Sowetans exude a sense of cosmopolitan sophistication.
Kruger National Park
Where nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life forms fuses with historical and archaeological sites - this is real Africa.
The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, SANParks - Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.
Classroom engagement will be limited to four (4) hours every second day to discuss a selection of topics below. Titled “Perspectives on South Africa,” these discussions will be led by experts in the field from the University and outside.
Women and Culture
The Zulu Culture
The Role of Civil Society
South African Economy
US$2500 all-inclusive (Local transfer, all meals, all excursions, lectures and accommodation)
Application and academic enquiries
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