WATCH: Drumming through the streets of Gauteng in Mandela’s footsteps

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The art of music has been intertwined with the story of Nelson Mandela from the infamous song ‘Free Nelson Mandela’ by The Specials that travelled around the world to the musical activism of Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masekela. And even as you walk in his famous footsteps through the streets of Gauteng there is an undeniable rhythm to it.  

Kiara Ramklass, the founder of Marimba Jam from Cape Town, one of the 100 young South Africans who was identified as someone who embodies some of the characteristics that Mandela was known for, took the opportunity to travel to Gauteng and walk in his famous footsteps from Constitution Hill to Soweto to the Union Buildings.  

This year for the Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations,South African Tourism identified 100 experiences, attractions and destinations around South Africa that have strong historical and social ties to his life and which have become familiar to the global community. As part of this celebration we partnered with South African Tourism and offered some young Mandela’s from our Mandela100 project a unique and memorable chance to explore other provinces and cities and walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela.

A showcase of South Africa and Nelson Mandela’s memory can be found on the South African Tourism Madiba’s Journey App, which allows users to view the attractions on a map, build their itineraries and share their own journeys on social media. Visitors can also experience the emotion and relevance of each location through audio, text and image galleries. The app also offers real-time weather information, distances and details of nearby attractions.

Discover all the Johannesburg experiences from the harrowing halls of Liliesleaf Farm to the busy hub of Soweto and as well as many other beautiful spots in Johannesburg and Pretoria with South African Tourism.

This trip was made possible by South African Tourism and South African Airways 

 This post is sponsored by South African Tourism produced by Brandstudio24 for Traveller24.

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