Visiting Robben Island, privately

One of the most popular tourist attractions in Cape Town is Robben Island, where political prisoners were held during apartheid. Tickets are sought after and if you don’t book well in advance you could be out of luck. For many people, the visit is an emotional and eye-opening experience. Four centuries ago this infamous island…

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The infamous dompas of Apartheid

What was apartheid? Many visitors to South Africa ask ‘What exactly was apartheid?’. You might be puzzled at such a question because, surely, it was simply: legalised segregation of races. There was Grand Apartheid which was a massive grab of all resources for the benefit of whites; and there was Petty Apartheid which affected all individuals’ personal lives.…

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