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The Regina Mundi Church in Rockwell, Soweto is the largest Roman Catholic Church in the country and a past beacon of light to apartheid activists who would shelter and meet here during times of strife. The church was built in 1962 and named Regina Mundi, Latin for Queen of the World, in reference to the Virgin Mary. During the 1976 Soweto uprising, bullets were fired at fleeing students as they made their way into the church and the pockmarks created by the bullets can still be seen today.
Fairly staid in its architecture, the size of the interior is what impresses with beautiful stained glass windows later added in an attempt to beautify the structure. The windows were a gift from the First Lady of Poland at the time, Jolanta Kwaśniewska. A black Madonna and child painting takes centre stage, a 1973 original by Larry Scully and issued to raise funds for black education. The painting... Show more
Holiday Homes offer the ultimate in private accommodation. A private home converted for holiday use, you can stay under your own rules and with no outside interference. With all basic amenities they often include wifi, cleaning services and facilities to Dstv. Holiday Homes are fairly common and often affordable means of accommodation. Another great option to consider if you have a family to take care of. Being converted from private homes, you can find them in all shapes and sizes to suit your needs.