A Long Walk to Justice

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 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 culturally," and...

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