Nowhere can the story of South Africa’s turbulent past and its extraordinary transition to democracy be told as it is at Constitution Hill. This National Heritage site has witnessed over a century of South Africa’s history. From soldiers who fought in the Anglo Boer war at the turn of the century, political prisoners, and resistors to the repressive apartheid regime, the youth caught up in the Soweto Uprising, to the dawn of democracy, Constitution Hill has witnessed it all. The site was injected with a new meaning and energy when it was chosen in 1995 as the site for the new Constitutional Court.
Preserving and conserving the historic buildings, as may be appropriate, and initiating heritage, educational and tourism programs and events such that a Heritage Precinct of local, national and international importance is established.