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The COnstitution
Hill Trust

The Constitution Hill Trust was established in May 2006 to promote respect for the South African Constitution, human rights, and democracy

We strive to inspire a proud, knowledgeable and creative people by making the Constitution and its history accessible to all; to promote informed dialogues about our past, present and future; and to encourage people to take greater action towards building trust in our constitutional democracy.

We also strive to animate the Constitution to help bridge the gap between its values and ideals and our lived reality. Having entered into a new decade, we wish to reaffirm and reignite the passion for our constitutional values

OUR
OBJECTIVES

PRESERVE

To secure the preservation and development of Constitution Hill as a heritage site symbolising South Africa’s constitutional democracy.

EDUCATE

To educate South Africans and promote respect for constitutionalism, human rights and democracy.

INSPIRE

To inspire the world with the lessons that can be learnt from South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy.

BUILD TRUST IN CONSTITUTIONALISM. PRESERVE OUR HISTORY. EMPOWER YOUNG PEOPLE.

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THE TRUSTEES

Cheryl Carolus

CHAIR

Executive Chair, Peotona Holdings

Robert Brozin

TRUSTEE

Founder and Owner, Nando’s

Adila Hassim

TRUSTEE

Advocate of the High Court of South Africa

Michael Katz

TRUSTEE

Chair, ENSafrica

Donné Nicol

TRUSTEE

Special Adviser to the President of South Africa

Albie Sachs

TRUSTEE

Former Justice of the Constitutional Court

Vanessa September

CEO AND TRUSTEE

Architect and Urbanist

Joyce Seroke

TRUSTEE

Former Chair of the Commission for Gender Equality

Khumo Shuenyane

TRUSTEE

Independent Non-Executive Director of Investec

Leon Wessels

TRUSTEE

Former Deputy Chair of the Constitutional Assembly

LANDMARK PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY
THE CONSTITUTION HILL TRUST

EXPLORE THE ARCHIVE

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