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Robben Island - desolation transformed

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(BenoƮt Ferradini CBC/SRC)

On July 16th we visited Robben Island, a small island off the coast of Cape Town.  While the scenery in Cape Town is breathtaking, Robben Island - with it's rocky coastline and rugged landscape - has historically been a place of isolation and banishment.  During the apartheid regime it was used as a political prison, and many of South Africa's most famous anti-apartheid activists were prisoners here for many years. Today it has been transformed into a living museum - a place for visitors to learn of it's history and celebrate apartheid's end.

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