July 28, 2014
Celebrating 20 Years of Freedom on Mandela Day
On 18 July, Cape Town Tourism chose to honour the legacy of our beloved Tata Madiba with an outing to Robben Island for the senior citizens of Masibathande, a community initiative led by Thembi Gecelo which looks after the ‘oldies’ of Khayalitsha and Mfuleni. While unfortunately the weather did not support a trip to the Island, the stormy day started with a surprise high tea at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel, which turned into a spontaneous celebration, with plenty of singing and dancing. A visit to the Robben Island Museum, where stories from the ex political prisoners of the Island was perfectly reminiscent to the freedom struggle. A special thanks to Uthando, Robben Island Museum and Tsogo Sun International for their partnership.
Here are a few pics which captured the essence of the day: