Madiba’s Release – Envisioning the Impossible

February 11th 1990 was a momentous day for South Africa and marked Nelson Mandela’s historic release from Victor Verster Prison. He was incarcerated for 27 years following the 1964 Rivonia Treason Trial where he and nine co-accused faced charges of sabotage against the state. Madiba went on to spend the next 27 years between Robben …

John Vorster Square Prison and the Tenth Floor – An Eery Emblem of apartheid’s Brutality

John Vorster Square Prison is said to be “a true embodiment of the violence of the apartheid system.” The notorious Johannesburg jail opened in August 1968 and was named after the prime minister at the time. John Vorster later became the fourth president of the apartheid state and was known for his stringent adherence to …