12 audio recordings of Cape Town’s Noonday Gun, taken at exactly the same time in 12 different, political and historical locations in the city.
The Noonday Gun on Signal Hill was installed and first fired in 1794, by British colonial forces. It has been fired every day since then. Unlike the noonday gun in Hong Kong, which was removed when Britain handed over power in 1997, Cape Town’s has been fired for over 2-centuries and continues to be fired unquestioned in contemporary South Africa.
This piece was created for the BBC World Service as a once-off introduction to their 12pm news.