Where can I obtain a copy of the Constitution (including the Bill of Rights)?

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, was approved by the Constitutional Court (CC) on 4 December 1996 and took effect on 4 February 1997.

An electronic copy of the Constitution can be downloaded from the Constitution page.  It is also available in all official languages on the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development website. Chapter 2 of the Constitution contains the Bill of Rights

Printed copies are available from the Government Printing Works at minimal cost:

Tel: 012 748 6000
Postal address: Private Bag X85, PRETORIA, 0001
Street address: 149 Bosman Street, PRETORIA
Printed copies are also available from the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development:
Contact: Mr Takuwani Dzhadzhau

Address: Momentum Centre, 329 Pretorius, Pretoria, 0001
Tel:  012 357 8866
E-mail: TDzhaudzhau@justice.gov.za

Contact: Mr Nkhumbuleni Munyai

Address: Momentum Centre, 329 Pretorius, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: 012 315 1900
E-mail: NMunyai@justice.gov.za

You can also access the Constitution at any public library.

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