The small Fietas Museum is located in one of the few surviving original buildings and includes an exhibition of photographs of the area before, during and after its destruction donated by renowned South African photographer David Goldblatt. The museum also has a rich collection of personal testimonies and family photographs from former residents which form a tribute to the colourful life that was once lived here by the close-knit community.
A visit can be combined with a trip to the nearby Sophiatown Heritage and Cultural Centre and to the bustling Indian neighbourhood Fordsburg. The museum space can be hired for book launches, poetry reading or private tea/lunch receptions.
Open Mon- Thur 10:00-16:00, Sat 10:00-13:30. Closed Fri and Sun. Tours operate daily by arrangement and must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.
Price/Additional InfoAdmission R60.
Sophiatown The Mix
73 Toby St, Sophiatown
Transkei-born Dr Alfred Bitini (AB) Xuma was a medical doctor who later became president of the African National Congress. His Sophiatown home was built for him in 1934, and was one of only three structures left after the Apartheid government razed th