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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They include the infamous Robben Island prison in Cape Town, where he was jailed for 18 years, and the rural site where Mandela was captured near Howick in KwaZulu-Natal.
Why is it that people who know all about the infamous prison on Robben Island in South Africa [where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned] have never heard of the prison on Cuba's Isle of Pines?
Now a living museum and World Heritage Site, Robben Island lies 9 kilometers off the coast of Cape Town and previously relied on fuel-thirsty, carbon-emitting diesel generators as the only source of electric power.
Mandela Day also celebrates a campaign known as '46664', in reference to Nelson Mandela's Robben Island prison number.
1964: Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment and sent to Robben Island, sparking international protests.
A 25-minute ferry ride from the VandA Waterfront in downtown Cape Town is Robben Island, where they kept political prisoners during the country's dark apartheid regime.
1964: Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment and sent to Robben Island, seven miles off Cape Town, sparking international protests.
His route will trace Mandela's life story; starting in his birthplace, before journeying to the school and university that he attended, then on to Cape Town and Robben Island where he was imprisoned.
Each cell featured a different recording, such as works by the Russian punk band Pussy Riot and the South African anti-apartheid activists Robben Island Singers.
45pm, tonight) sees South African President Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) released from Robben Island into a country deeply scarred by apartheid.
1964: Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life |imprisonment and sent to Robben Island, seven miles off Cape Town, sparking international protests.
The sculpture was conceptualised and designed by Cape Town artist and founder of the Robben Island Art Company and Trust (RIACT), Christopher Swift, and is also a showcase project for Cape Town: Design Capital of the World 2014.