Home Affairs has issued a braille marriage certificate – the first of its kind in the country – to a visually impaired couple from Kuilsriver, during a mass wedding on Robben Island on Valentines Day.

Nineteen couples tied the knot as part of the annual Valentine’s Day tradition at the world heritage site. Among them was a visually impaired couple Frankford and Cindy Williams.

Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi says the couple serves as an inspiration.

“We have got lots of things we are celebrating today. It’s the 20th anniversary of this type of Valentine marriages taking place on Robben Island, this iconic place where tata Nelson Mandela spent a bigger part of his life – 27 years in jail and 18 years of which he spent on this island.”