Our Creators, Contributors and Collaborators

Constitution Hill Trust Project Team

Constitution Hill Trust CEO: Vanessa September  
Project Director: Lauren Segal
Content Director: Albie Sachs
Content Curator: Lwando Xaso
Project Advisors: Robert Brozin, Dawn Robertson
Project Manager: Gina Norwitz

Website Team

Website Strategic Director: Rizwana Bawa (Finary)
Website Designers and Developers: Cahil Sankar, Phoenix Falconer-Pincus (Milk Studios)
Senior Researcher: Katie Mooney
Content Manager: Kim Nates
Content Advisor: Nomalanga Mkizep
Font Designer: Garth Walker
Researchers: Julia Chaskalson, Zinhle Mdluli
Additional Researchers: Claire Anderson, Sharon Cort, Lula Pam-Grant, Kahlil Moses, Millicent Mthunzi, Will Shoki, Alice van der Spuy
Editors: Stephanie Pickover, Kim Hatchuel
Initial Coordination and Design: Breinstorm Brand Architects

Archive Team

Project Director: Steve Gordon
Archival Strategy Advisor: David Wallace
NARSSA Archive Team: Puleng Kekana, Alexio Motsi, Gerrit Wagener, Erna-Marie Pretorius, Johan Pieterse    
Senior Archivists: Geraldine Frieslaar (SAHA), Katie Mooney
Archivists: Kerry-Lee Skinner, Nonhlanhla Megedesi
Junior Archivist: Andile Ngceba
Archival Consultant: Andre Odendaal
Digitisation: Africa Media Online
Student Interns and Researchers: Azminah Jhetam, Tsogo Kupe, Thato Mokoena

The Animation

Concept and Creatives: Constitution Hill Trust project team
Content Advisor: Nomalanga Mkhize
Project Director: Gillian Pierce (The Kinetic)
Director: Stephen Galloway (The Kinetic)
Creative Director: Estian Fourie (The Kinetic)
Senior Designer: Reinette Robberts (The Kinetic)
Voice Over: Gcina Hlope
Illustrator: Pola Maneli
Music Composition: Philip Miller
Vocalists: Lubabalo Velayi, Ann Masina, Mapumba Cilombo
Sound Engineer: Gavan Eckhard
Scriptwriter: Charl Blignaut, Stephanie Pickover, Eben Keun, Anele Mzimande

Bill of Rights Illustrators

Khaya Mtshali / Ndumiso Nyoni / Sindiso Nyoni / Balekane Legoab / Octavia Roodt / Nina Torr / Zinhle Zulu

Production of Oral Histories AV Team

Nhlanhla Mthethwa / Luphumlo Tinta / Silindile Memela / Jean Paul Karekezi

List of Interviewees

Adila Hassim / Antonie Gildenhuys / Bantu Holomisa / Barbara Masekela / Barney Pityana / Ben Turok / Boipatong community interviewees / Charlene Mihi / Cheryl Carolus / Dumisa Ntsebeza / FW de Klerk / Hassen Ebrahim / Jayendra Naidoo / Joyce Seroke / Justice Edwin Cameron / Justice Johann Kriegler / Justice Kate O’Regan / Justice Richard Goldstone / Justice Sisi Khampepe / Justice Yvonne Mokgoro / Kahlil Moses / Katharine Mckenzie / Kliptown community interviewees / Leonora de Souza / Lindiwe Mazibuko / Louisa Zondo / Lucky Matolo / Mac Maharaj / Marjorie Jobson / Mark Heywood / Mmagauta Molefe / Murphy Morobe / Penuell Maduna / Pregs Govender / Tembeka Ngcukaitobi / Tshepo Madlingozi / Thokoza community interviewees

Preamble Video Credits

Executive Producers: Lauren Segal, Vanessa September
Music Composition: Ralf Schmitt
Film Producer: Yolanda Hlakula
Film Director: Lindo Langa
Producers of Animation: MAMA – Laurence Horwitz, Megan Steyn, Kyle Gounden
Choir Manager: Natalie Hinds
Film Editor: Katleho Morabe
Sound Engineers: Sipho Hleza, Matthew Klawansky, Evert de Munnik 
Musical Arrangement: Ndlovu Youth Choir
Narrators: Deven Archary, Sandile Majola, Gina Norwitz, Mahlatse Ntobeng, Nicole Thomas, Kianga van Oerle 
Choreographer: Sandra Richardson
Consultants: Lwando Xaso, Veejay Archary


Strategy and Branding: Veejay Archary
Strategy and PR: Flow SA

Collaborators - Institutions

Albie Sachs Trust for Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law (ASCaRoL) 
National Archives and Record Services South Africa 
Nelson Mandela Foundation 
Historical Papers, University of the Witwatersrand 
Parliament of the Republic of South Africa 
Mayibuye Cultural Centre – University of the Western Cape
Legal Resources Centre 
Smithsonian National Museum of African
American History and Culture 
South African History Archive  
Constitutional Court Artworks Committee 
Constitution Hill Development Company 
Legal Team: ENS Africa 
Law Clerks of the Constitutional Court 
Constitutional Court of South Africa
Constitutional Court Trust 
Constitutional Court Law Clerk Alumni Group 
Moleskine Foundation 
Full Circle Productions
Chicshak Designs and Interior 

Collaborators - Individuals

Pete Backwell and the team at Ince / Justice Edwin Cameron / Hugh Corder / Rebecca Gore / Hassen Ebrahim / Mark Heywood / Adila Hassim / Elizabeth Moloto / Tembeka Ngcukaitobi / Pumla Gobodo Madikizela / Katharine Mckenzie / Edward Shalala / Sinovia Skjelten / Carol Steinberg / Gordon Metz / Kevin Minofu / Justice Kate O’Regan / Kate Savage / Joel Netshitenshe / Adelle Wapnick / Liz Carmichael / Dave Smollan

Contributors / Partners

Department of Sport, Arts and Culture
RAITH Foundation
Mott Foundation
Kresge Foundation
United States Embassy, Pretoria
Open Society Foundation
ENS Africa 
Harambee Youth Employment and
Wikimedia SA
Fondzione Arora 
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Brozin Family Trust
Pete Backwell
Maverick Citizen

Thank you for the generous contributions that many people have made to the website including story tellers, photographers, film makers, musicians, lawyers and others.


Audio Visual

President Mandela gives his State of the Nation address in Parliament. Mandela ends his address with the words, “Let us all get down to work”.

“We must construct that people-centred society of freedom in such a manner that it guarantees the political and the human rights of all our citizens.”– President Mandela, extract from State of the Nation Address, 24 May 1994

President Nelson Mandela announces his cabinet. It includes members of the African National Congress, National Party and Inkatha Freedom Party.

“There was pride in serving in the first democratic government in South Africa, and then the additional pride of serving under the iconic leadership of Nelson Mandela … [He] represented the hopes of not just our country, but of oppressed, marginalised and the poor in the world.”– Jay Naidoo, then Minister of RDP housing
“We place our vision of a new constitutional order for South Africa on the table not as conquerors, prescribing to the conquered. We speak as fellow citizens to heal the wounds of the past with the intent of constructing a new order based on justice for all.”– President Nelson Mandela, 10 May 1994