Photo of the day: Free at last...

2013-12-06 15:32
As the world mourns the loss of charismatic leader, former president Nelson Mandela who died in his Houghton home on Thursday evening, we pay tribute to his life-long journey of serving our country and its people.

Mandela may have passed on, but his legacy of leadership, perseverance and passion, lives forever. Mandela’s 27-year prison sentence served on Robben Island, serves as a reminder of how much he was willing to sacrifice to see his dreams realized. He did not only fight for the freedom of South Africa, but metaphorically lit a flare where the world can now see us.

Our photo of the day by Instagram user, spavlar, displays an image of a bus on the very island where Mandela spent almost a third of his life. What was originally part of Cape Town’s mainland, according to Robben Island museum, broke away to form an island as a result of sea levels rising after the last Ice Age, approximately 12 000 years ago. Robben Island which was used to house prisoners in the Apartheid era is now a great hub of history for South Africans.

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