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#TourWithMisa (2018): Robben Island Prison Tour | #YouTubeZA

The history of Robben Island

Just 7 kilometers off the coast of Cape Town lies Robben Island. What was formerly an apartheid prison, is now a historical landmark for South Africa. Robben Island is most famous for imprisoning Nelson Mandela and Robert Sobukwe. Visitors are guided on a two part tour around the island and inside the prison. Usually, tour groups are led by former prisoners. However time is no man’s friend, meaning the former prisoners are growing old in age.

South Africa is a country where history is both the fabric and thread to understanding racial engagement. Unfortunately, activities like the Robben Island tour exclude the majority of this country as a ticket costs R 340 for adults. Nevertheless, it is an experience worth saving up.

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    Pamela Small
    January 29, 2018 at 6:09 PM

    Beautifully narrated. I live in the United States but it will be my dream one day to tour this island and this prison. Thank you Mandisa for the care and respect you have given this documentary. I’m so proud of you. I’ve known you since you were a child and have cheered you on as you have grown, and matured, and reached to higher Heights. Keep doing what you’re doing. I am praying for you.

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