Albie Sachs

Celebrating the South African Constitutional Court

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.

Celebrating the South African Constitutional Court

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.

Freedom fighters: names you might not know

Many people did their bit, big or small, to ensure the demise of apartheid. The names of struggle stalwarts such as Oliver Tambo, Nelson...

South Africans championing human rights

Besides the late Nelson Mandela, many other South Africans have stood up for human rights. Among their names, we can count people like Desmond Tutu and Miriam Makeba. They have all devoted their time and talents to improving the lives of all people.

More icons are celebrated

The first season of 21 Icons was well-received. Now there is a second season of the documentaries and portraits of some of South Africa's most notable citizens. This time, the mix includes a former Constitutional Court judge, sports stars, entrepreneurs and an extraordinary man who has devoted his life to helping others.

Albie Sachs awarded prestigious Tang Prize

Justice Sachs has been recognised for his lifetime devotion to justice and the rule of law as well as his contribution to human rights around the world, by the Tang Prize Foundation. It said his views, of integration while preserving diversity, offered significant inspiration for other societies.

A nonfiction guide to South Africa’s 20 years

Follow South Africa's journey to freedom with a selection of the best of the country's writing. Here we present the winners of the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award for nonfiction since 1994, which includes two Nelson Mandela biographies, The Long Walk to Freedom and Anthony Sampson's authorised portrait.

Gallery: Constitutional Court

South Africa's Constitutional Court is not your average court house. Packed with symbolism and magnificent works of art, the court is always open and anyone may come in and look around at any time.
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ConCourt art tells South Africa’s story

South Africa's Constitutional Court is home to one of the country's most talked about art collections, but here you'll find more than just pretty pictures on a wall, because each piece tells a story of South Africa's history.
Judge Sachs honoured in NY

Madiba: role model for South Africa’s youth

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth is the first tertiary institution in South Africa to introduce a national project aimed at transforming students into life champions.
New Mandela book released