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(September, 2004)

Simon Maguire

Bridge over The Yarra

Brian Lustig

Constitution Hill

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

18 September 2004 08h00 (GMT+2.00)

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© 2004 Brian Lustig, All Rights Reserved.

These ramparts were used by the Boers to intimidate and keep watch over the "uitlanders" (foreigners) mining for gold in the village below. The great Howitzer cannons had the gold mines in easy reach.

After the British took control of Johannesburg from the Boers in 1900, ther garrisoned the fort and used the prison cells for those arrested under martial law.

From 1902 - 1983, these ramparts functioned as prison walls. They hid what was happening inside the Old Fort and blocked criminal and political prisoners off from the rest of society.

"The Constitution provides a historic bridge between the past of a deeply divided society characterized by strife, conflict, untold suffering and injustice, and a future founded on the recognition of human rights, democracy and peaceful co-existence and development opportunities for all South Africans, irrespective of colour, race, class, belief or sex"
Postscript to the interim constitution of 1993

From these ramparts, we look back at the pain of the 20th Century and forward to the possibilities of the 21st Century.

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