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Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum

This Cape Town museum is unique in its importance and historical significance of South Africa. The Lwandle Migrant Labour Museum, around 40km out from the city, is a memorial which details the oppressive Apartheid system of migrant labour, single sex hostels and control of black workers through pass books.

Learn about the incredibly harsh and horrific conditions that workers endured in what was an original hostel, built in 1958 with the establishment of Lwandle. Now mostly a residential area, the remaining block was opened as a museum on Workers’ Day in 2000 by poet and ex-resident Sandile Dikeni. You can meet members of the community as well as see the whole township on a guided walk.

Highlights:

  • 40km out from Cape Town
  • Museum of oppressive labour system under Apartheid regime
  • Also can go on a guided walk of the township

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