Art & Justice tours at the Constitutional Court

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OUR TOURS ARE PRESENTED SUBJECT TO COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND REGULATIONS

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Please direct all booking requests to ccac@concourttrust.org.za 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 10 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 2022 dates:

  • 15 January
  • 29 January
  • 12 February
  • 26 February
  • 12 March
  • 21 March (Human Rights Day)
  • 9 April
  • 30 April
  • 14 May
  • 28 May
  • 11 June
  • 25 June
  • 9 July
  • 30 July
  • 13 August
  • 27 August
  • 10 September
  • 24 September (Heritage Day)
  • 8 October
  • 29 October
  • 12 November
  • 26 November
  • 10 December (International Human Rights Day)

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About our tours

Art & Justice tours of the Constitutional Court Art Collection (CCAC) are presented by members of the curatorial team on the second and last Saturday of every month, from 09:30 to 11:00.

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.

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.

Testimonials

“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

“...it 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)
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The CCAC is owned, managed and cared for by the Constitutional Court Trust