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Pirates, Esperance draw in Soweto

Orlando Pirates played to a goalless draw against Esperance, the winners of Africa's 2011 Champions League and the runners-up in 2010 and 2012, in the first leg of the Caf Champions League semi-finals at Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Saturday.

Sevastova wins Soweto Women’s Open

Fourth seed Anastasia Sevastova of Latvia won the inaugural R1-million ITF Soweto Women's Open on Sunday, beating eighth seed Eva Hrdinova of the Czech Republic 6-2, 6-2 in the final.

16 June 1976: the day Hector Pieterson died

"I saw a child fall down. Under a shower of bullets I rushed forward and went for the picture. It had been a peaceful march, the children were told to disperse, they started singing Nkosi Sikelele. The police were ordered to shoot." These are the words of Sam Nzima, whose famous photograph of a dying Hector Pieterson encapsulated the anger and tragedy of a day that, 30 years ago, changed the course of SA history.

Regina Mundi – Queen of Soweto

No trip to Soweto in Johannesburg is complete without a visit to Regina Mundi. Soweto's largest Catholic Church played a pivotal role in the township's history of resistance against apartheid. Now the church opens its doors to streams of visitors keen to witness the scars it still bears.