What are some of the things you can see when you visit Jetty 1 at the Nelson Mandela Gateway? Hand written visitor registration records – including that of when Winnie Madikizela-Mandela signed in to visit Nelson Mandela whilst he was incarcerated at Robben Island.⠀
Don’t have time for the whole Robben Island tour? You can visit Jetty 1, opposite the Mugg and Bean entrance at the V&A Waterfront, for FREE any time.⠀
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La isla donde estuvo preso el célebre #nelsonmandela 👏
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👉Flora y fauna de la región
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Todo el año!!!😱
Our guide said it best, "this is a historical, emotional and spiritual tour".
2. Letters to the polictal prisoners were censored
3. The maximum security prison was divided into sections A-F. When they were allowed to play tennis messages to the prisoners in other sections were passed by cutting holes in tennis balls and hitting them over to the other section.
4. D Section. Up to 80 political prisoners were held in communal rooms with blankets. These beds came later.
5. Nelson Mandela's cell.
6. Robert Sobukwe's solitary confinement cell.
7. Limestone quarry where prisoners were forced to hard labor 8 hours/day. The stack of stones serves as a memorial to those that perished and were buried at undisclosed locations.
8. Dietary restrictions based on race.
9-10. Political prisoner's letters.
Day 3 in 🇿🇦 - Sombering experience at robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. In the pics you will see his cell, a red bucket for toileting, the courtyard, a copy of the prisoners card where they weren't called by names but prisoner numbers. Peter Khube was an ex political prisoner then took us around the cells and shared some unbelievable stories with us 😥
Robben Island was such a bitter-sweet experience. It was bitter visiting Nelson Mandela's jail cell and listening to the entire story of their way of life being told by a former prisoner. On the contrary it was sweet, because all of the prisoners were strong, they fought hard and they were brave. #RoadtoFreedom#robbenisland#blackhistory
The Dumb Pass = Carry it or go to jail or worse. Made me think of police in America asking what are you doing here? Ummm minding my bizness sir. I was a smart a** when I was a teenager, now I think I’m gonna choose life for $600 Alex 💯 (too many Jeopardy challenges in Yolanda’s house 🤓) //
Damn we need healing on a global level 🙏🏾💓💞😩| #southafrica#capetown#robbenisland
Privileged to have heard Alfredo Jaar speak about the works in his new exhibition “Men Who Cannot Cry” @goodman_gallery
On a trip to Robben Island a few years ago along a central thoroughfare for buses shuttling tourists to and from the island stands a heap of stones stacked by a group of former prisoners commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of their release. In the Xhosa culture, as in some other religious and cultural traditions, the stone is used as a tangible mark on a sacred place. From the dusty earth, a modest, fragile memorial.
As Jaar explained, the “men who cannot cry” of the show’s title included Nelson Mandela who, upon his release could not shed a tear after sustaining years of damage to the eyes from the blinding glare of the limestone quarries the prisoners were made to dig daily. The stones are simultaneously signifiers of the impairment of sight and yet are objects that bear witness to history in this place. #robbenisland#alfredojaar#nelsonmandela#capetown
#robbenisland was Madiba’s prison and the eventual birthplace of the #antiapartheid movement.After being sworn in as PM in 1994, he assembled the instrumental people back to the island to reflect upon the past and provide foresight for the future. He then made every one place a pebble on the ground.The different colours seen in the pebble heap as seen in the background represent the blacks,coloureds,indians and whites that make up the country’s demographics,what it took to right the wrong in the past and what it takes to progress this country forward. 🇿🇦, I’ve left a part of my heart here and will be back to come see it again.