In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the signing of the new South African Constitution, this book charts the story of the nation's long fight for constitutional rights and the astonishing obstacles and complexity behind the constitution-making process after 1990. Using hitherto unseen archival, photographic, and interview material—including Nelson Mandela’s handwritten notes from the negotiation process—this book offers firsthand perspectives of the hidden history of the Constitution’s development. In addition, it reflects on the item as a living document and how the Constitutional Court continues to play an instrumental role in ensuring that the human rights enshrined in it are upheld in South Africa’s young democracy.
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
Lauren Segal is a curator, a heritage consultant, and a project director of multimedia campaigns as well as the director of Trace, an exhibition and design company. Sharon Cort is a freelance researcher, a curator, and a writer. They are the coauthors of Number Four: The Making of Constitution Hill. Cyril Ramaphosa is a South African lawyer, activist, politician, and trade union leader.