Robben Island


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Robben Island

(ˈrɒbən)
n
(Placename) a small island in South Africa, 11 km (7 miles) off the Cape Peninsula: formerly used by the South African government to house political prisoners
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Later she died a prisoner on Robben Island, the same place where Nelson Mandela would come to work the slate for so many dusty years.
In the afternoon is a boat tour to Robben Island, where former President Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years.
The 1950s Treason Trials were in full swing and the apartheid government had imprisoned many leaders of the African National Congress on Robben Island.
U2 star Bono, Macy Gray and Shaggy have already agreed to perform at the show, called Mandela SOS, to be held on Robben Island, a rocky outcrop off the coast of Cape Town where Mandela spent nearly two decades as a prisoner of the apartheid regime.
Archbishop Ndungane was jailed as an anti-apartheid activist with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island from 1963 to 1966.
Scientists at the University of Cape Town have been using the satellite tag to track Peter's swim back to his home on Robben Island. They know he made it back but he's since been hiding either in his burrow or somewhere else.
And last week, the first wave of 700 chicks and 200 adults were returned to their homes on Robben Island, off the coast of Cape Town.
The oil spill directly affected Robben Island, home to more than 20,000 wild African penguins.
After the parliament ended I went to nearby Robben Island where Mandela was imprisoned for many years.
"Going to Robben Island was like going to University[ldots]The harsh treatment on Robben Island produced leaders tempered in that fire of struggle and it produced very capable theoreticians who would argue their case and could map-up [strategies for the struggle][ldotts]Robben Island did produce part of the leadership of this country" (Interview with Harry Gwala).
Robben Island is South Africa's equivalent sacred soil.