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On this day 50 years ago: Mandela arrives at Robben Island

Fifty years ago Nelson Mandela began serving a life sentence for sabotage and treason on Robben Island. His time in prison, he said, "matured me", taking him from radical activist, to stately leader.

Commemorating 50 years since the Rivonia Trial

As South Africa celebrates 20 years of a vibrant and robust democracy, it commemorates a significant trial in the country's turbulent history the 1963 to 1964 Rivonia Trial.

The Rivonia Trialists today

Of the eleven Rivonia trialists, eight were sentenced to life in prison, two were acquitted and charges against the last were dropped – all of them led colourful lives in later years.
Madiba's legacy is forever

Mandela prison anniversary marked

November 7 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the prison sentence handed down to former president Nelson Mandela for leaving the country illegally and inciting workers to strike.
Liliesleaf: keeping the memory alive

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