Dark Past of Apartheid in South Africa S7 EP.63 | Pakistan to South Africa

Dark Past of Apartheid in South Africa  S7 EP.63 | Pakistan to South Africa

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Assalamu Alaikum everyone and welcome back to the channel from Joburg, South Africa where we initially reached to get our motorcycle repaired. The motorcycle is in tip-top condition, but it took me 4-5 days. The reason is that I had some data loss and it took time to recover.

Some data is recovered, but we will try to recover it. So that you can see the vlogs that we have made with so much effort. Today, we will continue our journey to Lesotho.

Lesotho is a landlocked country and it has a lot of borders with South Africa. I have tried to find the border with which it will be easy for me to visit the places that I want to visit. It may take 5-6 hours as the roads are very good.

But my intention is that after visiting a few places in Joburg, we will continue our journey. Especially apartheid history related. I will try to show it to you in a good way before we move ahead.

So now we are waiting for our breakfast. Let's do it as it is And then we will pack our stuff and leave Coffee is very important in breakfast. The day does not start without it.

We also have porridge. I did not order porridge. It was written on it that it has oats and muesli. So I thought it would be that.

But now that it's here, we will eat. There are also some berries. And with honey, it will be a healthy breakfast. Bismillah... In the name of Allah

Prayer for the journey We pray to Allah for a safe and memorable day ahead. Personally, I am very impressed with this city. And I think that when you come from Europe, USA, Middle East...

Straight to Joburg... You will not be fascinated by this city because the infrastructure is the same but when you are coming by road and you see everything in Africa. . And when you reach here, you appreciate the difference from the rest of Africa. Our journey started from Nairobi.

That city is very beautiful. It has everything. After that, the city that impressed me was Kigali.

And I think after that, Joburg Kigali is very safe. Here people are afraid to go out at 8 pm. In Kigali, I was riding their motorcycle sharing service around midnight. So I think the safest city I have visited in Africa so far was Kigali. Here the issue is only crime.

Other than that, the city is very beautiful. The weather is amazing. People are very friendly. If you go anywhere, the locals will tell you to be careful. Do not go here, do not go there.

Be a little careful here The crime that happened here in the last few years The city has suffered a lot because of that People start going home at 8 or 9 pm Of course. There are some areas like this one. Cafes are open till around midnight.

Even during normal days. So here is the Apartheid Museum. Outside it is written Theme Park and Hotel. Maybe it is inside on the left side.

Hello. How are you? I am good. Thank you. I am going to the museum. Thank you very much. Let's park it in the shade.

This is all closed parking, so there should be no issue. We will just take off our expensive stuff. I have entered the museum Before I take you to the museum, I want to share a little bit of South Africa's history with you. The way the rest of Africa was colonized South Africa was initially a Dutch colony. After that, it became a British colony.

During that time, many white Europeans came here. They saw that the land here is very fertile. There are many areas available for farming. So they started farming here when they found gold and diamond mines here. More Europeans came here.

With time, their population started increasing. They had an anti-British sentiment. They wanted to control South Africa against British policies. In 1931, South Africa got the status of a sovereign state. Because most of the control was with the whites, so the government was also theirs.

In 1948, the apartheid system started here Of course, during the Dutch and British times, the whites had all the privileges. But in 1948, they got it a legal status. The government continued the system. Let's go inside and see what kind of system it was. So that you can get an idea about this area. The first thing you notice when you enter the museum is the separate entrance for non-whites and whites.

Although we have a German passport, but we are still non-white. Let's enter from here. This is being shown so that people can see how people were suffering at that time. You can see the ID cards of the people on the sides. Non-whites and natives. The entrance of the whites is different.

I will take the camera here. You can see the ID cards of the white people. It's a little foggy, but I am trying. Here they have explained how the apartheid system divided people into different classes. Whites, colored, Indian, Asian, and natives Because it was written on your document, you got the rights. Most of the rights were with the whites.

Only they could vote. There was segregation in every work of your life. For example, if you live in an area, it was segregated. This is for whites, this is for natives.

Hospital, public transportation Even in the parks, the benches were separate for whites and non-whites. You can't sit together in train stations, trains, taxis even the education system. Here they have explained a little. The schools where the natives went.

They were taught how to be disciplined. Low skilled work. So that they work in the industries of the whites.

The whites thought they were the superior generation of South Africa. They are the masters and the blacks are their slaves. It's a wonderful museum. And the way they have shown small details...

like pictures, videos and sign boards to explain the system of apartheid. It is very informative. It is told how people used to live here, depending on their color and ethnicity. And if you were living in a white area by mistake, when this segregation happened, when this system was created, they would forcefully take people out of that area and move to other areas. Because there were separate areas for whites, separate areas for blacks, separate areas for colored communities.

And after that, when there were protests all over the world, how the sanctions were imposed here, and how the protesters were cracked down... they have explained all these things here. Now we will visit another area. And the last section of this museum that I have visited gives information about the two great personalities here.

Desmond Tutu, who was the archbishop here. And whenever he used to travel around the world, he used to tell people about the apartheid system here. And whenever he used to meet the representatives of the government, he used to try to convince them to impose sanctions on South Africa.

So that the government here can end the apartheid system. And of course, one of the greatest leaders of any generation, Mr. Nelson Mandela. A lot of information is available about his life here. And how, despite spending 27 years in jail, he did not give up. And when the apartheid system in South Africa ended, how he united this nation. Because people here were very angry with the whites.

But this was what they wanted and they tried their best. And the way the black community suffered during the apartheid, the white community should not face the same. And today, South Africa is one of the greatest nations. Every culture, every religion, every color of people are living here. You will find whites, blacks, Indians. And the religious freedom that I have experienced here, you can find it in very few places in the world.

And they have explained all that here. I think this is one of those few museums where you don't get bored even after spending a couple of hours. That's the exit.

When you visit a lot of museums, you start getting bored. Let's get out of here now. Let's get some petrol somewhere on the way.

It's about 360 km. It's a long journey. These kilometers never end. But the best thing about South Africa is that the roads... The navigation is showing 4 hours and 23 minutes on a distance of 460 km. If I had taken the main highway, it would have been even shorter.

But in the previous countries, sometimes even a full day ride won't be enough to cover 200 km. Let's get some petrol from here. Hey, how are you? I am good, thank you. 95? Yes. Yes. 22... No, it's something like 23.

It will be $1.2. I am thinking that if we cover at least 150 km, we will take a break at a good cafe or restaurant. And traveling here... Just like getting European facilities while living in Africa.

And the prices are African. $1.5 to $2 for a good coffee. $5 to $6 for a good meal.

It will be my favorite country. And I have been here for only a couple of days so far. We have to see a lot of other places. And I think that when we finish this tour, especially South Africa, it will be on the wish list of many people. That we have to visit this place.

The roads are very good here. But it is also very crowded. I have not seen so many cars in Africa, traveling in the intercity, on the highway. It is very crowded here. The infrastructure is good.

Otherwise, there would have been traffic jams. There is an Audi ahead. I don't know which motorcycle it is pulling. I didn't see the name.

The best thing about this place is that you don't have to worry about not getting food or coffee on the way. You will get whatever you want, in every 35 to 40 km. Relatively, there is everything here. But there is a lot of unemployment here as well.

And you can see that a lot of people are struggling. It is 5.20 pm. It is possible that we won't be able to cover all the distance before dark.

So, we might have to stay overnight somewhere before that. There are a lot of lodges and hotels on the way. I could see a lot of them on Google.

I will try to cover as much distance as I can. We will do the rest the next day. We are now in Bethlehem. You can say that it is a relatively big town. It is almost sunset.

It is going to be dark soon. I am thinking of staying here tonight. I saw a lot of hotels on the way. I am thinking of staying here tonight. There is a Wimpy and a couple of other places. Nando's here as well.

Let's book a hotel for ourselves somewhere here. And there is a prayer room as well. Let's pray here. I could see a lot of hotels on the way. I googled a place which is about 800 to 900 meters from here.

There is a lodge. Or you can say a bed and breakfast. I called them and told them that we have a place available. So I decided to go and check it out. I am not that hungry. I have got this lemonade for myself. It is called Agua Capriana or something like that.

It is a very interesting drink. I have tried it a couple of times at Nando's. Let's have some water and rest a little. We have covered about 300 km today. Which is quite good. We had to stay in the museum for 4 hours.

Hogland Guest House. The place looks nice. Balcony... garden... There are another couple of guests.

Where's the reception? Hello, how are you? I am good. Pakistan? Yes. Yes. This is the best thing. It's easy to load and unload the luggage. You are right in front of the room. I think I am very lucky that I got a room like this.

It's value for money. I always try that if I pay $50 for a room, then it should be worth it. I don't want a room worth $20. I don't want to get stuck.

The good thing is that the hotel room has breakfast included. The first thing she asked was, are you Muslim? I said, yes, I am. She said, we will have the breakfast ready for you without the meat and everything. I really liked it. First, they ask your preferences.

So that you don't have to go in the morning. Because I often go to places where they bring breakfast. They also put pork in the middle.

Then you don't want to eat the meal anymore. I can't really eat after seeing pork in the breakfast. I really liked this thing. Now I will show you my room.

This is the room here. The bed is very clean. There is a fan on top. There is no AC here.

I don't think there is a need for an AC because this area is a little cold. There is tea and coffee here. There is a TV here if you want to watch; DSTV. There is a table and everything. This is the washroom.

It's very clean. I have paid 700 Rand for this room. If you convert it, it will become $37-38. Value for money.

No complaints. I will sleep rather comfortably. There are two borders near this location. One is about 80-90 km away. The other is about 40-50 km away. I will see which border I will cross in the morning to go to Lesotho.

That's all for today. I hope you will like this vlog. If you like this vlog, please Like, Subscribe and Share. Remember me in your prayers.

See you in the next vlog. Allah Hafiz.

2024-04-28 19:44

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