A Long Walk To Justice

NEW HEIGHTS: South Africa's Constitutional Court

While most tourists slip through Johannesburg seeing little more than the airport, those who want to understand the darker days in South Africa's not-so-distant past should visit Constitution Hill. Until 1983 this was home to the[an error occurred while processing this directive] Old Fort Prison, where thousands of political prisoners once awaited trial. Today it has been partially preserved as a museum, but the old Awaiting Trial Block has been demolished, and in its place is the new Constitutional Court, the highest court in the land. It's the end result of a competition to "create a building rooted in the South African landscape, physically and...

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