Constitution Hill Development Company (ConHill)

Contact Details

Postal PO Box 31005, Braamfontein, 2017
Physical 1 Kotze Street, Johannesburg, 2001
Tel 011 381 3100
Fax 011 381 3108
Web www.constitutionhill.org.za

Overview

The Constitution Hill Development Company was formerly owned by Blue IQ and the City of Johannesburg, 87% and 13% respectively. It is now wholly owned by the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency (GGDA). Constitution Hill (ConHill) is a site of consciousness that is dedicated to remembering our nation’s history and the struggle for liberation. The site was developed to serve as a human rights precinct and world-class heritage tourist attraction that contributes to tourism growth for the province. This South African history landmark, which is also home to the highest court in the land – the Constitutional Court – is an important symbol of democracy and the protector of human rights for every South African citizen.

ConHill was established as a multipurpose site, which in addition to housing the Constitutional Court, plays an educational role in constitutionalism, human rights and democracy. It incorporates office space for a number of strategically selected tenants such as NGOs, Chapter Nine Organisations and organisations that are active in the human rights space.

ConHill has a variety of historical spaces that are suitable for conferencing, dramatic performance, a large array of events as well as public activities and programmes. The precinct also has three historical museums, which offer daily tours throughout the year. The museums have a history dating to 1893, when the doors to the Old Fort first opened as a prison for white men and later, briefly, as a military fort. In the early 20th century, additional sections were added to the site, includinga section for black male prisoners, known as Number Four, a Women's Jail; and an Awaiting Trial Block.

The Constitution Hill Development Company (formerly 87% owned by Blue IQ and 13% by CoJ) is now owned by the GGDA. Constitution Hill is a site of consciousness that is dedicated to remembering past struggles. It was born from the objective to create a human rights precinct in Gauteng, together with a world-class heritage tourist attraction that contributes to tourism growth for the province. This South African story landmark and home of the Law of the Constitution is an important symbol of democracy and the sanctum of the guarantor of Human Rights for every South African citizen. Constitution Hill has a number of purposes, including housing the Constitutional Court and playing an educational role in constitutionalism, human rights and democracy. It incorporates office space for a number of strategically selected tenants such as NGOs, Chapter Nine Organisations and organisations that are active in the human rights space. Constitution Hill also has a variety of multi-purpose venues that are suitable for conferencing, dramatic performance, a large array of events as well as public activities and programmes.

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