The Constitutional Court is a powerful reminder of how far the country has come. Its Great African Steps are built of the bricks from Number Four prison, holding within them the memories of the countless prisoners denied their dignity. Its design is symbolic of "justice under a tree"; it is a masterpiece of the South African transition.
As South Africa celebrates Freedom Month, we bring you a plain language version of the country’s globally admired Bill of Rights – our guarantee of freedom. Get to know your rights, and protect the rights of others.