Democracy, equality, reconciliation, diversity, responsibility, respect and freedom: these words adorn the awe-inspiring pillars of the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. They are the 7 pillars upon which the new constitution of the Rainbow Nation is based. This constitution put an official end to apartheid in 1996. The museum takes you on a multimedia journey through this poignant period in South African history.
The admission ticket reads either ‘Blankes’ (White) or ‘Nie-Blankes’ (Non-white), which determines which museum entrance you may use, letting you experience what it feels like to be selected based on skin colour. The 22 permanent multimedia exhibitions tell the story of racial segregation (apartheid) in South Africa. Unique pictures show the life of a non-white person during the Apartheid regime. A video about the release of Nelson Mandela is also shown.