'We've learned from our mistake': Robben Island sorry for 'chaotic' Heritage Day
Robben Island Museum has apologised and acknowledged that they were caught off guard by the number visitors who turned up on the island for Monday's Heritage Day Open Day.
South African citizens were offered a chance to visit Robben Island for free on Monday, but failure to plan for dealing with the huge crowds led to chaos.
Spokesperson at Robben Island Museum, Morongoa Ramaboa says they had over 2, 000 walk-in visitors on the day - that was in addition to the 1296 visitors that the island was expecting, however only 20 staff members were on hand to deal with the crowds.
Ramaboa says they have learned a valuable lesson.
As Robben Island Museum it is important for us to learn from this experience because it could've turned worse.Morongoa Ramaboa, Spokesperson at Robben Island Museum
The Open Day is one of the initiatives where we want to make it easier for South Africans to visit and learn about Robben Island and experience the beauty of our world heritage siteMorongoa Ramaboa, Spokesperson at Robben Island Museum
Next year we will pre-plan properly, print the tickets accordingly, avoid the situation that occurred now, beef up our security and communicate much clearer.Morongoa Ramaboa, Spokesperson at Robben Island Museum
Ramaboa says those who won the tickets to visit the museum will be contacted and be given another date to visit.
To hear more of the discussion with Morongoa Ramaboa, listen below:
A lot can happen between now and your retirement date. What if your fund manager goes bust?Read More
Stellies student Leila Siljeur was moved to create the straw alternative after seeing the impact of plastic straws on marine life.Read More
Personal finance expert Warren Ingram on the money values that those "worth" R40 million or more almost invariably have in common.Read More
There are no shortcuts. Beware of "White Knights and Silver Bullets", warns Aurik Business Accelerator founder Pavlo Phitidis.Read More
Travel writer Marisa Crous shares some advice for those looking for planning a trip or staycation.Read More
Malin Tyren Bakken has been running goat yoga classes in Stockholm, Sweden and says the goats help people unwind.Read More
Analyst Anthony Clark shares his stock picks of the week on Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show.Read More
CEO of Socially Acceptable, Nazareen Ebrahim gives details about how the dating apps are ranked by downloads.Read More
Naked Scientist Chris Smith explains.Read More
Neale Dennet from ITV Choice explains how your favorite shows make it from the production house to your TV screen.Read More