THE FORT

The Jameson Raid led the South African Republic (Z.A.R.) Executive to instruct Cmdt. A.F. Schiel to construct a fort around part of the existing gaol. Designed to control the town, railways and mines, the fort had two bastions for long-range guns linked by earth ramparts. Convict labour excavated and loaded rock and soil from the northern slopes.

Kotze Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Related Organisation: 
City of Johannesburg
Egoli Heritage Foundation