The first redbrick City Hall was built on the site of the Volksraadsaal of the Voortrekkers, but it was destroyed by fire in 1895 and again in 1898. It was finally rebuilt in 1901 and declared a national monument in 1969.
The present City Hall contains fine stained-glass windows and a 47m high clock tower with a Westminster chime and a carillon of 12 bells. This clock replaced the one that was damaged during the fire of 1898 when the first City Hall was destroyed. It is said to be the largest all brick building in the Southern Hemisphere and contains one of the finest organs in the world.