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First theatre opens in SA's Soweto township

19 May 2012 Last updated at 23:47 BST

South Africa is to opens its first theatre in a township - Soweto - once home to former President Nelson Mandela.

The $17m (£11m) project aims to attract tourists and locals alike - hoping for the same success as the 2010 Football World cup.

Karen Allen has this report.