n Image & Text : a Journal for Design - Vryheidspark and other governmonumentalities - walking and working through Pretoria : editorial

Volume 2012, Issue 19
  • ISSN : 1020-1491



Approaching the city of Pretoria/Tshwane from the south, one is greeted by three monumental structures perched atop three hills surrounding Pretoria, from west to east: the Voortrekker Monument, Freedom Park, and the University of South Africa (UNISA), each one of them a dense conglomeration of symbols, emblems, and icons forged out of concrete, rock, earth and stone. Not far behind this formidable threesome follows another massive fortress marking the entrance to the city - Pretoria Central Prison.

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