OUR SCHEDULED 2021 TOURS ARE PRESENTED SUBJECT TO COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND REGULATIONS: TOURS ARE RESUMING ON 24 SEPTEMBER 2021 (HERITAGE DAY)
The tour will be limited to 10 members of the public. Social distancing protocol will be followed and sufficient distance between each individual will be kept throughout the tour. Masks are compulsory at all times and guests are requested to abstain from touching any surfaces as far as possible. You will be required to sign in at reception, where your hands will be sanitised and temperature taken. If you have a fever you will not be allowed into the building. Please bring your own hand sanitiser for personal use throughout the tour. Please postpone your booking in advance if you are feeling unwell.
Art & Justice tours of the Constitutional Court Art Collection
Monthly Art & Justice tours of the Constitutional Court Art Collection (CCAC) are presented by members of the curatorial team on the last Saturday of every month, from 09:30 to 11:15.
Artworks on show in the public gallery are explored, whilst tour goers are also treated with rare access to some private areas and gardens of the Court – showcasing more of the art and perspectives on the renowned collection and architecture of the Constitutional Court.
A maximum of 10 people can be accommodated on each tour. Bookings are essential and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
The tours are presented free of charge, although online donations to the CCAC endowment fund are encouraged and appreciated.
The tour commences at the main entrance of the Constitutional Court at 1 Hospital Street, Constitution Hill, Braamfontein. Underground parking is available at the Constitution Hill precinct. The Court is generally wheelchair friendly, although persons with disabilities are kindly requested to reach out beforehand.
Please direct all bookings requests to email@example.com or phone +27 (0)11 359 7577 for queries.
Please note that the tour focuses specifically on the CCAC and does not include a tour of the surrounding site. Tours of Constitution Hill can be booked through visiting their website.
Booking are now open for these 2021 dates: 27 February, 21 March (Human Rights Day, fully booked), 24 April (fully booked), 29 May (fully booked), 26 June (cancelled due to Covid-19), 31 July (cancelled due to Covid-19), 28 August (cancelled due to court regulations), 24 September (Heritage day - now accepting bookings), 30 October, 27 November.
We present a limited number of educational and corporate tours on a quarterly basis, on workdays and in the public areas of the Constitutional Court only - please send us an email if you would like to enquire about booking such a tour.
The Constitutional Court Trust (CCT), custodian of the CCAC, is dependent on donor funding to care for the more than 600 artworks in its custody - all for the benefit of the public. To avoid conflicts of interest, the CCT can, however, only receive funding from individuals or organisations that have little or no prospect of litigating before the Constitutional Court. We have therefore partnered with The Foundation for Society, Law and Art in South Africa, a US based non-profit organisation, to receive anonymous donations to our endowment fund.
Make an online donation towards our work of preserving and presenting the CCAC here.
“...it is the most vibrant collection I have seen in any courthouse in the world.”
“Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the Constitutional Court. If one were going only to see the art, it would be worth the trip. If one were going only to see the Court, it would be worth the trip. But seeing both, and learning how meticulously the two have been melded together to reflect the values embedded in the South African Constitution was, quite simply, extraordinary and moving. No visitor to Johannesburg should miss this experience.”
“[Our] students were taken on a behind-the-scenes curatorial tour of the Constitutional Court, which preserves the ‘architecture of brutality’ and, at the same time, aspires towards South Africa’s rebuilding on a stronger democratic foundation through adaptive reuse. They were able to develop a greater understanding of identity politics, social justice, and human rights through art."