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South Africa’s Unesco World Heritage Sites

The oldest visible meteor crater on earth. The island prison that held Nelson Mandela. The remains of an ancient African city state. Evidence of the earliest humans, and the richest and most beautiful collection of cave paintings south of the Sahara. South Africa is home to eight Unesco World Heritage Sites.

Lesser known Freedom Fighters

Freedom fighters: names you might not know

Many people did their bit, big or small, to ensure the demise of apartheid. The names of struggle stalwarts such as Oliver Tambo, Nelson...

Mandela: a life in books

There are plenty of books about Nelson Mandela – written by himself, by people who knew him and by historians and journalists. Taken together, they tell a story of a life that towers above others, yet also reveal the more private experiences of the great man.

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Nelson Mandela: leader among leaders

Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time. His role in fighting apartheid and his ability to steer South Africa through the crisis of its rebirth earned him a world reputation as a statesman and peacemaker.
Kathrada wants to live on South Africa's Robben Island

Kathrada wants to live on South Africa’s Robben Island

At a talk about his book, Triumph of the Human Spirit, struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada said that he would like to make Robben Island his home. He spent 18 years imprisoned on the island, and since his release from prison in 1989, has visited the site 300 times.
Robben Island to turn to solar power

Robben Island to turn to solar power

The World Heritage site will be retrofitted for solar power in the pilot phase of the Department of Tourism's Tourism Incentive Programme. In time, solar power will be installed in the country's botanical gardens, South African National Parks and world heritage sites.
Google takes world on a tour of Robben Island

Google takes world on a tour of Robben Island

Google and the Robben Island Museum have teamed up to offer online tourists an inside view of the prison colony off Cape Town where Nelson Mandela was held for almost two decades.

The day Nelson Mandela walked out of prison

Twenty-five years ago today, on 11 February 1990, Nelson Mandela walked out of jail and into a South Africa on the verge of becoming a new, transformed nation. We recall the events of that historic day.

Cape Town street life makes it the 'Big Seven'

Cape Town street life makes it the ‘Big Seven’

The City Walk will take people on a route down the pedestrian spine of Cape Town's city bowl. Along the way, there will be experimental street food offerings, permanent and temporary public art, and various events that will tell the story of the city, including its many voices and rich history.

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.

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