Sunday, October 14, 2007


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October 14, 2007


On June 09, 2008, Johannesburg’s heritage tourism is set to receive a major boost with the official opening of Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, Gauteng. The site has deep significance in the struggle against apartheid as it was the secret headquarters of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the Military wing of the African National Congress (ANC) and the South African Communist Party. It was also where many of the senior AND leaders were arrested during a raid on July 11, 1963, and subsequently charged with sabotage during the Rivonia Trial. The historical significance also links to M16 and the CIA.

The Liliesleaf Trust is now in the process of preserving the structure and legacy of the site and is set to open a museum, together with a struggle library, research and archive center and a liberation center, next year. Other facilities will include a day-care center for children, restaurant and souvenir shop.

The museum will not employ any guides. Instead, interactive material will be available through the use of touch screens throughout the property. “The focus of the museum is more experiential, where visitors can enter a room and just visualize.” says Nicholas Wolpe, Chief Executive Officer of the Liliesleaf Trust.

The uniqueness of Liliesleaf says Wolpe, is the caliber of the people who visited and lived in this place. “They are all symbols of hope and what can be achieved if people believe in an idea.”

At 2AFRIKA, INC. we’re ready to add this exciting nuance to our already highly acclaimed MADIBA series which shows visitors to South Africa yet another aspect of living history, adding a new dimension to ‘Struggle Tourism’.

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