15 March 2019

Constitution Hill (Johannesburg): Free entry & tours on Human Rights Day!

Johannesburg's Constitution Hill precinct is a living museum that tells the story of South Africa's journey to democracy. The site is a former prison and military fort and is, today, home to the country's Constitutional Court. Constitution Hill will offer free entry and tours on Human Rights Day on 21 March 2019. In the evening of the day, the official launch of the Constitution Hill Human Rights Festival will take place at the precint. The following four days will include activities on "Activism Row", a film festival, workshops, theatre, a poetry festival and the #StandUp4HumanRights Music Concert. The annual "We, the People Walk" will be taking place alongside the "We, the Children Walk", and there will also be a "Book Fest", a "Makers Market", a "Social Forum for debate and discussion", and more.

The Constitution Hill precinct is located at 11 Kotze Street in Braamfontein, Johannesburg near the western end of the suburb of Hillbrow. The opening hours are daily from 09:00 to 17:00, with the final tour departing from the Visitor Centre at 16:00. Tickets for adults cost between R80 (1hrs highlights tour) and R300 (3hrs night tour). If you are visiting Constitution Hill as part of your City Sightseeing red bus tour, your red bus ticket entitles you to a 25% discount off your Constitution Hill ticket price on the day of your red bus trip.

Constitution Hill provides free entry on the following days:
  • Human Rights Day: 21 March
  • Freedom Day: 27 April
  • Youth Day: 16 June
  • Women's Day: 9 August
  • Heritage Day: 24 September
  • World Tourism Day: 27 September
  • Day of Reconciliation: 16 December 

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