Old Synagogue


The Old Jewish Synagogue , a fine example of Byzantine architecture, plays an important role in the history of Pretoria and South Africa. It was the first Synagogue to be built in Pretoria but its function as a synagogue changed with the country’s political climate. In the early 1950’s, it was converted to
the Supreme Court in which numerous high profile hearings and court cases took place, involving amongst others, South African anti-Apartheid* activists; Nelson Mandela and Steve Biko. The Old synagogue was the site of Nelson Mandela’s treason trial, 1958-1961, and the Rivonia Trial, 1963-4 during which ten leaders of the African National Congress* were tried for 221 acts of sabotage designed to overthrow the apartheid system.

* Apartheid was a political system in South African in which people were divided into racial groups and kept apart by law.

Limited edition 1/100 print, 200mm x 200mm
Giclee print on 200gsm, Archival Matt

* each print includes a bespoke sticker story (to be placed on the back of a frame), the contents of this prints story can be seen above.

300mm x 300mm Aluminium Box Frame with artwork float mounted and centred

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No Frame, Black Aluminium