American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northeast South Africa southwest of Johannesburg. Comprised of a number of townships inhabited by Black South Africans, it was the scene of violent rioting in 1976, when a student protest led to clashes with police. Population: 1,690,000.
- n. a large collection of African townships to the southwest of Johannesburg in South Africa; inhabited solely by Black Africans
“Today, the vast segregated city that occupies the general area of these “South West Townships” is known by the acronym Soweto.”
“Does Blomkamp not know that Desmond Tutu lives in Soweto?”
“And that there are many middle class people living in Soweto?”
“I cried more than once watching video footage of police brutality in Soweto in the 70's and reading about the conditions under which most of the citizens of this country lived for so many generations.”
“We made friends with these two amazing Sowetan woman: Jane works at the Nelson Mandela Museum (his old house in Soweto) and Senele is a documentary film maker.”
“Maya and I just spent a ridiculously fun 2 days in Soweto (South Western Township), which is only about 20 minutes from Jo'burg.”
“Soweto is said to have about 4 million residents, and is the wealthiest township in the country.”
“They saw themselves "on this day" marching from different points in Soweto toward Orlando West, to one of the junior secondary schools that had been longest in boycotting classes around the Afrikaans issue.”
“Consciousness, forestalls such tendencies to see the events in Soweto in isolation and thereby echo the government's myth of the spontaneity and irrationality of the uprising.”
“The uprising in Soweto has been described and analyzed by historians and political scientists.”
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