Donate to the constitution hill trust

With your help, the Constitution Hill Trust can realise the vision to build trust in our constitutional democracy. By supporting us, you’ll also be acknowledging the immense sacrifices that have been made by countless South Africans in the struggle for human rights.

Hope is contagious. Every action matters.

 Your support will fuel our mission to:

Record the experiences of people like Joel Netshitenze who went into exile to fight for freedom, was trained as a soldier, became a writer, became an MP in our first democratic Parliament and played a key role in drafting the inspiring Preamble to the Constitution.

Gather the documents of people like Yvonne Mokgoro, who was locked up for her anti-apartheid activities, represented by Robert Sobukwe and studied law against the odds. She became the first black woman to serve on the Constitutional Court.

Preserve precious objects such as Mmagauta Molefe’s dress which had a secret hem sewn into it in order to carry materials across the border to the ANC-in-exile.

Build a physical museum and archive that will become the home of the movement and will make sure that we work together to tell our history.

We the People which encourages every person to understand our Constitution and fight for the values that it enshrines through our We the People Campaign.


We aim to raise 10million rand



The Constitution Hill Trust is a registered Section 18A organisation. All individual and corporate donations are tax-deductible. To claim a donation as a deduction on your taxes, please keep the email donation receipt we’ll send you upon successful completion of your donation as your official record.

The American Friends of the Museum and Archive of the South African Constitution, Inc. is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organisation, and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of US law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your US taxes, please keep the email donation receipt we’ll send you upon successful completion of your donation as your official record.

Trust number: IT6576/06(T)

Banking details
First National Bank
Branch code: 209809
Current account number: 62880566412
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ

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Private Bag X11
Birnam Park


Audio Visual

President Mandela gives his State of the Nation address in Parliament. Mandela ends his address with the words, “Let us all get down to work”.

“We must construct that people-centred society of freedom in such a manner that it guarantees the political and the human rights of all our citizens.”– President Mandela, extract from State of the Nation Address, 24 May 1994

President Nelson Mandela announces his cabinet. It includes members of the African National Congress, National Party and Inkatha Freedom Party.

“There was pride in serving in the first democratic government in South Africa, and then the additional pride of serving under the iconic leadership of Nelson Mandela … [He] represented the hopes of not just our country, but of oppressed, marginalised and the poor in the world.”– Jay Naidoo, then Minister of RDP housing
“We place our vision of a new constitutional order for South Africa on the table not as conquerors, prescribing to the conquered. We speak as fellow citizens to heal the wounds of the past with the intent of constructing a new order based on justice for all.”– President Nelson Mandela, 10 May 1994