Soweto Landmark: Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital


Spotted! The Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, South Africa’s largest township.

But… where is it? It’s the bright yellow building behind the vibracrete wall – dressed up as an advertisement for local cell phone company, MTN. This is fairly typical in Soweto, where covering all available surfaces with ads is the order of the day.

The hospital is one of the first things a visitor sees upon entering Soweto.

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What is it? It’s the largest hospital in the Southern Hemisphere, and South Africa’s largest nurses’ training school.

Why would I ever go there? Hopefully, you’ll never see the inside (which, according to reports, can be just as chaotic as the township outside). But it’s always nice to drive by on a Soweto Tour

What’s nearby? The Soweto Taxi Rank – home to some 20,000 minibus taxis!