Robben Island’s fence gets gol
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Robben Island’s fence gets gold-coated packaging

South African designer Charmaine Taylor has created jewellery from pieces of the Robben Island maximum security fence that are being marketed to celebrities and Mandela fans. Immortalised rusty steel encased in gold and silver, Taylor’s work has received mixed reviews, with some appreciating her tribute and others criticising her commoditisation of Mandela’s story. We get her take in an exclusive interview.