Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Robben Island, South Africa

Robben Island was used at various times between the 17th and 20th centuries as a prison, a hospital for socially unacceptable groups and a military base. During the apartheid years Robben Island was used to isolate opponents of apartheid and to crush their morale. Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of the 27 years he was imprisoned on the island.
Since 1997 Robben Island has been a museum acting as a focal point of South African heritage. The island was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999.

In 2010 South Africa issued 13 stamps about crafts. This stamp depicts Zulu Neckpieces. 


FCpostcrossing said...

A view far too nice for a prison

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