'Neither Mandela House nor its contents will be sold'

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When former president Nelson Mandela set up the Soweto Heritage Trust in 1997, it was to maintain and promote his former home as a heritage site. In 1999 the house was declared a national monument.
When former president Nelson Mandela set up the Soweto Heritage Trust in 1997, it was to maintain and promote his former home as a heritage site. In 1999 the house was declared a national monument.

When former president Nelson Mandela set up the Soweto Heritage Trust in 1997, it was to maintain and promote his former home as a heritage site. In 1998 he sold the house to the Soweto Heritage Company, which was established to facilitate the trust’s objectives. In 1999 the house was declared a national monument.  

The company handled the trust and managed the museum until 2010, when the museum’s management was taken over by the Apartheid Museum.   

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