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Robben Island, South Africa

It may be a surprise to many that Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and many others were held prisoner, is a World Heritage Site. World Heritage Sites need not be beautiful places; many of them are important because they symbolise great human achievement. In this case, it is the triumph of justice over oppression and racism that is being celebrated.

It may be a surprise to many that Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela and many others were imprisoned for political reasons, is a World Heritage Site. World Heritage Sites need not be beautiful places; many of them are important because they symbolise great human achievement. In this case, it is the triumph of justice over oppression and racism that is being celebrated.