The Constitutional Court

of South Africa

“The history of our nation is written in pain on these walls. British, Boers, Blacks have all been imprisoned here. We do not want the Old Bailey or any other intimidating court structure. We fought hard for our Constitution. It is the first democratic constitution South Africa has had. And in honour of that struggle, we wanted our own building, our own court. One that is recognisably rooted in Africa.”

Albie Sachs, Constitutional Court Justice


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