Nowhere can the story of South Africa's turbulent past and its extraordinary transition to democracy be told as it is at Constitution Hill. In 1995, the historic decision was taken to locate the Constitutional Court of South Africa in Johannesburg’s oldest prison site in the inner city of Johannesburg. The four separate prisons on the site are over 100 years old. They were places of horrific degradation and torture which imprisoned political prisoners but mainly thousands of ordinary black South Africans whose only crime was disobeying one of the many discriminatory laws of the day. The site provides the opportunity for learners to gain an understanding of how colonialism and apartheid was.