Where is Soweto Located?
Soweto is probably the most famous Township in South Africa and is also synonymous in Europe with the black resistance during Apartheid.
In Soweto (South Western Township) about 120 km2 now live about 4 million people. The former Township is located only about 10 kilometers southwest of downtown Johannesburg, was formerly a suburb and is now a separate district of Johannesburg. The area is like, the whole of the Witwatersrand – a dusty terrain.
What Country is Soweto in?
Soweto cannot be generalized and has not been so “dangerous” for many years, as many older travel guides and especially the press and TV posts still suggest.
The Soweto district, however, is still primarily a place of residence of the “poor black and colored South Africans” and the crime rate – as everywhere in the world in such suburbs – is disproportionately high.
A side street in SowetoDie poverty, which is often associated with increased alcohol and drug use, family disputes, belonging to different tribes as well as Customs and oppression by Apartheid were formerly a major cause. However, Maffia – like groups – mainly from East Asia, the former Soviet Union and also their own ranks-are now the major Problem.