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It was during this period of ‘forced removals’ that the residents of Sophiatown were forcibly evicted from their homes by the Apartheid government and moved 16kms/10 miles away to an area of Soweto known as Meadowlands. The homes were then bulldozed to make way for the rebuilt suburb, Triomf, designed for white residents only.

Triomf was renamed Sophiatown in 2006, and today it is a vibrant, mixed-race suburb that swings again. Our tour includes a visit to the home of Dr AB Xuma (pictured here) as well as Christ The King Anglican Church, a national heritage site whose tower was designed by Sir Herbert Baker – and is also the resting place of anti-apartheid activist Father Trevor Huddleston.