Tag: ZA – Robben Island

Auction of Key to Nelson Mandela’s Prison Cell Stirs Controversy; Cassie Packard; Hyper Allergic

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This month, Guernsey’s will hold an online auction of memorabilia related to South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela.

Source: Auction of Key to Nelson Mandela’s Prison Cell Stirs Controversy

The making — and then breaking — of South Africa’s Robben Island Museum; The Conversation

Photo: Hoberman Collection

Robben Island Museum aspired to be part of the reconstruction and development of the national soul.

Source: The making — and then breaking — of South Africa’s Robben Island Museum

Life In Lockdown | Day 35: Take a virtual tour of Robben Island; Nomvelo Masango; Times Live

While the idea of touring an infamous prison from the comfort of your couch may seem weird at first, you’ll be glad you did.

Source: LIFE IN LOCKDOWN | Day 35: Take a virtual tour of Robben Island

Musings on a visit to Robben Island; YTSL; Webs of Significance

South Africa – Robben Island

Review of the half-day Robben Island tour from Cape Town; Sofie; Wonderful Wanderings

Sofie did a half-day Robben Island tour from Cape Town, South Africa. This post provides practical information on how to go to Robben Island and a review.

Source: Review of the half-day Robben Island tour from Cape Town

Dire Straits: Robben Island Museum operators determined to keep top tourist attraction afloat; Marianne Thamm; Daily Maverick

South Africa – Robben Island

Considering that over eight million people have visited UNESCO World Heritage site the Robben Island Museum in the past 20 years, the near sinking of a chartered passenger vessel, the Thandi, and the emergency evacuation of around 70 passengers on 15 September is an anomaly. But it has highlighted a problem that has plagued the museum since it first opened to the public in 1997 – to get the some 350,000 visitors per annum safely on and off the island. On Wednesday members of the museum executive and the South African Maritime Authority briefed the Western Cape Provincial Parliament’s Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities on the incident.

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7 Reasons You Should Visit Robben Island, South Africa; WorldAtlas.com

South Africa – Robben Island

Robben Island is not any ordinary island in the sea but has a long history of political imprisonment with the great leader Nelson Mandela being one its most famed political prisoners.

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Robben Island Prison: A peep into Mandela’s cell; Vanguard News

And one of the inmates who made the prison to attract global attention was prisoner 466/64, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela. Mandela, referred to as Madiba or Tata (Father of the nation), who was later to become President of South Africa, spent 18 of his 27- year jail term in Robben Island prison. He never gave up. The bold inscription on the walls of the docking area, THE HUMAN SPIRIT CANNOT BE MENACLED, or another, THE TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT, are testaments to the struggle and the never-say-die mentality of Mandela and his other freedom fighters during the anti-apartheid struggle.

Source: Robben Island Prison: A peep into Mandela’s cell – Vanguard News

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