Management at Robben Island Museum said the overwhelming response to their free trips on Heritage Day, to the world heritage site, has been a lesson learnt for organising future events. Scores of people from all over the country registered for the free event. Long queues of visitors were formed at[…]
The trustees of the CEO SleepOut have apologised “if they offended anyone” after a poster was circulated on social media, stating that former president Nelson Mandela’s cell on Robben Island would be auctioned for the event. The trustees, who sent out a statement as a collective, said the event was[…]
Former Robben Island prisoner, Laloo Chiba (87), has passed away just a short while ago. Chiba had a mild heart attack a few days ago and was hospitalised. He was discharged this week and passed away at his home in Lenasia. Chiba was a former Umkhonto we Sizwe platoon commander[…]
By Yaseen Kippie Historians have long been trying to join fragmented accounts of Cape Malay history, but newer narratives are coming to the forefront. One of these fascinating stories is that of religious scholar Imam Abdallah ibn Qadi Abdus Salam. Also known as Tuan Guru, the scholar was exiled to[…]
While the investigation into the cause of the sinking of the Thandi gets underway, the crew has since been lauded for their efforts to ensure the safety of passengers aboard. The Thandi on Friday departed from the Cape Town harbour at 10h42 and left the Island at 13h05. After its[…]
Anti-apartheid struggle veteran Laloo Chiba has appealed to all South Africans to participate in a 24-hour hunger strike on May 15 in support of Palestinian political prisoners. This comes as some 1500 Palestinian prisoners are on day twenty-four of their hunger strike demanding basic rights in Israeli jails. 86 year old Chiba,[…]
By Trevior Manuel There cannot be many leaders in the world, regardless of the sector they serve in, who are as adored and revered as Ahmed Kathrada was — a fact made all the more remarkable, as this came despite his determination to remain beneath the radar. Uncle Kathy’s leadership[…]
ANC struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada is in “high spirits” as he recovers after a surgery relating to blood clotting on the brain. The 87 year old human rights activist was admitted to a Johannesburg hospital on Saturday for dehydration, but doctors later picked up the clot, which has subsequently been[…]
A 21-year-old man drowned in a swimming pool on Robben Island in Cape Town on Monday morning, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said. The man, who is from Phillipi, drowned while visiting family who work on the island, NSRI spokesperson Craig Lambinon said in a statement. Lambinon said the[…]
With no plans to slow down just yet, Ahmed Kathrada has made at least 300 trips to Robben Island since his release after he was incarcerated as a political prisoner for decades of his life. This past Saturday, in Cape Town, a new book was launched by the Ahmed Kathrada[…]
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