Current Projects

African law clerks exchange

The African Clerks Programme is aimed at promoting constitutionalism and sharing the South African experience with neighbouring countries, and further abroad. Between July 2007 and December 2009 the Trust employed four clerks from neighbouring countries on contracts on varied duration. One of these came from Swaziland, two from Zimbabwe and one from Kenya.



We administer two scholarships for the benefit of former law clerks.

The Ismail Mahomed Fellowship is available to former clerks of the Constitutional Court and the Supreme Court of Appeal, while the Franklin Thomas Fellowship is available to former clerks of the Constitutional Court only.



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.


Visit us

The Constitutional Court welcomes visitors and members of the public to attend its hearings. Contact the Registrar on (011) 359 7460.

On the last Thursday evening of every month, the Curator of the Art Collection conducts a free tour of the Constitutional Court building and important works in the collection. For more information or to book large groups, contact her on

Tours of the Constutional Hill precinct depart from the Visitors' Centre on the hour between 09h00 and 16h00 weekdays, and 10h00 and 14h00 Saturdays. Constitution Hill also has a variety of indoor and outdoor venues available. Please contact the Visitors Centre on (011) 381 3100 for more information.

Work with us

We welcome participation in our various activities. Funding is required for a number of projects, and various opportunities are open to volunteers. We are also interested in collaborating with other organisations that share our ideals. Please contact us to share your ideas and proposals.