Constitutional Court of South Africa

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X1, Constitution Hill, Braamfontein, 2017
Physical 1 Hospital Street, Constitution Hill, Braamfontein, 2017
Tel 011 359 7400
Fax 011 403 6524
Web www.concourt.org.za

Overview

The Constitutional Court of South Africa is the highest court in the country when it comes to the interpretation, protection and enforcement of the Constitution. It deals exclusively with constitutional matters – those cases that raise questions about the application or interpretation of the Constitution.

The Constitutional Court has exclusive jurisdiction in deciding disputes about the powers and constitutional status of branches of government. Only the Constitutional Court may: decide disputes between organs of state in the national or provincial sphere concerning the constitutional status, powers or functions of any of those organs of state; decide on the constitutionality of any parliamentary or provincial Bill; decide on the constitutionality of any amendment to the Constitution; and decide that Parliament or the President has failed to fulfil a constitutional obligation.

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