These marks our first stop on the constitutional hill and Apartheid Museum Half Day tour.
Constitution Hill is a museum that tells stories of South Africa’s journey to democracy, the site is a former prison and military forth that bears testaments of South Africa’s turbulent past.
Constitution Hill is also a place of contrasts of injustice and justice, of oppression and liberation. Constitution Hill is almost as old as the city of Johannesburg, and the story behind its historic museums is outlined in the pages on the Old Fort, the Women’s Jail and Number Four.
The highest court in the land, South Africa’s Constitutional Court is a deeply symbolic and significant site.
Though its doors were first opened by then President Nelson Mandela on 14 February 1995, it occupied temporary accommodation elsewhere for a decade, until the new court was inaugurated at Constitution Hill as an act of reclaiming a place previously affiliated with the violation of human rights.