South Africa's Robben Island Powered by Solar Mini-Grid

The launch of a U.S.$1.8 million solar-powered mini-grid on Robben Island - once a prison to the late former President and struggle icon Nelson Mandela - is the first step in turning the world heritage site green and now means the world heritage site practices sustainable tourism, Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa has said.

  • South Africa:   Robben Island Powered By Solar Mini-Grid, 19 October 2017

    Tourism Minister Tokozile Xasa says the launch of a R25 million solar-powered mini-grid plant at Robben Island is the first step in turning the world heritage site green. Read more »

Aerial view of Robben Island.

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