In 1995, the Constitutional Court judges of South Africa selected the Old Fort prison in Johannesburg as the site for the new Constitutional Court building. The prison complex, which once symbolized the worst of the old apartheid regime and held Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi, would now be viewed worldwide as a beacon of hope. Constitution Hill now includes a museum interpreting the history of the prison and issues of justice past and present, public spaces for dialogue, and the Court building itself. The Court building allows visitors to experience South Africa’s transition to democracy, observe the process by which freedom is now protected, and learn how South Africa is building the future on its past.
Constitution Hill (South Africa)
11 Kotze St