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Robben Island visit via Google Streetview

The Robben Island Museum in Cape Town has partnered with the Internet search engine, Google, to make the island more accessible to people across the world.

Using Google's Streetview, on-line visitors can now take a virtual tour of the historic island and world heritage site.

Visit the link and then drag the yellow figure onto the map to enter Streetview: google.co.za/maps/place/Robben+Island+Museum

The museum's CEO, Sibongiseni Mkhize, says that the project will help preserve the island's rich history and educate future generations about South Africa's heritage.  

"It won't be a situation in which we always have those that have experienced the imprisonment here all the time. We need to use technology, like now, you saw ex-political prisoners, sharing their stories through the medium of technology. And I'm hoping that actually what this will do when people visit the website and use the app is that they will be inspired to come and see more," says Mkhize.

Mkhize also says the virtual tour will not impact on the reality of coming to Robben Island and having a first-hand experience.

Source: sabc.co.za/






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