The Constitutional Court
Inaugurated by President Mandela in 1995, the Constitutional Court is the guardian of our Constitution. The first judges had to create the Court’s rules, procedures, and styles of work. They decided that the new court building should be located in the heart of ‘Number Four’ – Johannesburg’s oldest prison. A diverse grouping of people have come before the Court to defend their fundamental rights, and to hold government accountable.
Learn how a new institution was created, how it functions, and some of the key landmark judgments that have entrenched our constitutional rights.