Taking the Kids — to Robben Island, a Relic of South Africa’s Apartheid Regime
Mlilwana “Sparky” Sparks, prisoner, now guide on Robben Island

Taking the Kids — to Robben Island, a Relic of South Africa’s Apartheid Regime

Nelson Mandela would have turned 101 this year, at a time when South Africa has been rocked by political corruption and still fraught with the ills that Apartheid wrought

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A world apart and moving toward the future – life in a South African Township
Drummers in Langa Township teaching the art

A world apart and moving toward the future – life in a South African Township

We are outside of Cape Town in Langa, a historic South African Township, just a little more than one square mile but home to more than 60,000 people, many living in abject poverty

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A Sobering History Lesson– Robben Island
Mlilwana “Sparky” Sparks, prisoner, now guide on Robben Island

A Sobering History Lesson– Robben Island

Mlilwana “Sparky” Sparks was just 17 when he was sentenced in 1983 to the notorious South African Prison Robben Island, less than five miles west of the Cape Town Coast

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