Art & Justice tours at the Constitutional Court


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Please direct all booking requests to or phone +27 (0)11 359 7577 for queries.

The tours are presented free of charge, although online donations to the CCAC endowment fund are encouraged and appreciated. A maximum of 15 people can be accommodated on each tour. Bookings are essential and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Booking are now open for these 2024 dates:

  • 13 January
  • 27 January
  • 10 February
  • 24 February
  • 16 March (Fully booked)
  • 21 March (Human Rights Day special tour)
  • 13 April (Fully booked)
  • 27 April (Freedom Day) (Fully booked)
  • 11 May
  • 25 May (Africa Day)
  • 15 June (Youth Day Weekend) (Fully booked)
  • 29 June
  • 13 July
  • 27 July
  • 9 August (Women's Day)
  • 31 August
  • 14 September
  • 28 September
  • 12 October
  • 26 October
  • 9 November
  • 30 November
  • 14 December


About our tours

Art & Justice tours of the Constitutional Court Art Collection (CCAC) are presented by members of the curatorial team typically on the second and last Saturday of every month, from 09:30 to 11:15.

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.

The tour commences at the main entrance of the Constitutional Court at 1 Hospital Street, Constitution Hill, Braamfontein. Please note that 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.

Tours focus on artworks in the public gallery, where works are rotated twice a year, and integrated artworks in and around the court.

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.

Make an online donation towards our work of preserving and presenting the CCAC here.

NOTE: The Constitutional Court is open 7 days a week and self-guided tours of the art on public display, aided by ample signage, can be done at any time during business hours. There is no charge to enter the Constitutional Court nor are any bookings required for self-guided visits.

About donations

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.

Explore the first 3D tour of the CCAC

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Also see the first 3D virtual tour of the public exhibition spaces of Constitutional Court Art Collection. Click on the button below to explore the tour.

Tips for navigating: Use the menu or the white circles on the ground to move through the various areas. The 360° icons allow you to view the particular area in panorama. To return to the walk-through, click on the walking man icon or use the menu in the top right-hand corner. A map of all the scanned areas is available in the bottom right corner. For the best experience use a computer.


“Surely no other court precinct in the world celebrates the history and creative talent of its people like our Constitutional Court, which crafts the past into the fabric of the building even as it looks to the future. The dedication and passion of our guides enhanced our enjoyment and appreciation. It’s a vibrant and exciting space which every South African should have the opportunity to experience.”

Susan Rogers, wife of Acting Justice Owen Rogers

“ is the most vibrant collection I have seen in any courthouse in the world.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

“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.”

Arnie Kanter, U.S. based lawyer and consultant

“[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."

Dr. Pearlie Rose S. Baluyut (Art Department, SUNY Oneonta), facilitated by Dr. Alison Kearney (Art Criticism and Human Geography, WITS)