Nowhere can the story of South Africa's turbulent past and its extraordinary transition to democracy be told as it is at Constitution Hill!
Constitution Hill is the site of Johannesburg’s notorious Old Fort Prison Complex, where thousands of ordinary people were brutally punished before the dawn of democracy. Constitution Hill is now a city precinct, anchored by the South African Constitutional Court – the highest court in the country on constitutional matters.
AlbertinaSisulu,and Fatima Meer wereamong the many women who were imprisoned at the Women's Gaol at Constitution Hill.
7th November 1917 marked the birth of Helen Suzman and to honour and celebrate this thought leader, Constitution Hill in association with the Helen Suzman Foundation have come together to bring to life and share the life and times of a South African, an anti-apartheid activist and a politician who spent 13 years as the lone parliamentary opposition to the Apartheid government.
The launch of the exhibition will take place as follows:
Date: Wednesday, 7th November 2012
Time: 18:00 – 20:30
Venue: Constitution Hill, Woman’s Gaol, Joubert Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Keynote Speaker: Dr Mamphele Ramphele
In November, the Helen Suzman exhibition will be on show at the Constitution Hill Woman’s Gaol, that held many women who fought the apartheid regime side by side with Helen. The exhibition is open to all to experience the life of this iconic woman and see how far South Africa has come as a nation.