The Constitutional Court Trust owns and maintains an extraordinary collection of artworks donated by prominent artists and other benefactors to celebrate the Court’s role in the transition to democracy. The collection was primarily assembled by Albie Sachs, who practiced as a judge at the Constitutional Court from 1994 to 2009. 

The collection includes artworks by artists such as Marlene Dumas, William Kentridge, Dumile Feni, Judith Mason, Willie Bester, Karel Nel, Cecil Skotnes, Hamilton Budaza, Kim Berman, Sue Williamson, Anton van Wouw, John Baloyi, Andrew Verster, Marc Chagall, and many others. The collection is more than an aesthetic addition to the Constitutional Court building; it is a unique collection of South African and international heritage that contributes to education, critical debate, and research on the roles of the Constitution and the Court.

There is a regular Art & Justice Tour featuring part of the collection on the last Thursday of every month. The tour begins at 18h00 at the main entrance to the Court and lasts for approximately an hour and a half. The tour is free of charge and open to anyone. Space is limited so visitors are encouraged to book in advance by contacting the curator. Private tours outside of this time may be arranged on request. Contact the curator at

Catalogue of artworks     

History of the collection

The artworks project has been funded for three years through the generous support of Atlantic Philanthropies.

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