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The Hill Café: Celebrating South Africa

The Hill Café: Celebrating South Africa

An Awethu Project venture, The Hill Café in Braamfontein is set on the site of the historical Old Fort at Constitution Hill.

The Hill Café in Braamfontein is set on the site of the historical Old Fort at Constitution Hill. The Fort, built in 1892 by Paul Kruger, served as either a military base or a prison. Some famous political prisoners were incarcerated there – from Mahatma Gandhi in 1906 to Nelson Mandela 1962 while he awaited the Rivonia Trial.

Today Constitution Hill is home to the highest court in the land – one of the most celebrated constitutional democracies in the world, and is one of the country’s most important heritage sites and visitor destinations. The court houses a wide collection of artworks by South African artists and walking tours give visitors a chance to experience real court cases.

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