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Johannesburg Sights

Walter Sisulu Square (Formerly Freedom Square)

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Updated 11/12/2014

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In 1955 the Freedom Charter was adopted here by the Congress Alliance, a gathering of political and cultural groups trying to map a way forward in the repressive 1950s. The charter, the guiding document of the African National Congress, envisaged an alternative nonracial dispensation in which "all shall be equal before the law." Its significance in South Africa is similar to that of the Declaration of Independence in the United States, and it influenced South Africa's

new constitution, adopted in 1995 and widely considered one of the best and most progressive in the world.

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Close to Union Ave. and Boundary Rd., Soweto, 1818, South Africa

Updated 11/12/2014

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