The Constitutional Court is a powerful reminder of how far the country has come. Its Great African Steps are built of the bricks from Number Four prison, holding within them the memories of the countless prisoners denied their dignity. Its design is symbolic of "justice under a tree"; it is a masterpiece of the South African transition.
International and local poets will gather at Spier Wine Estate in the lush Stellenbosch valley outside Cape Town for discussions, translations, readings and master classes. The Dancing in Other Words / Die Dansende Digtersfees International Poetry Festival promises to inspire.
Sitting astride a ridge on the northern edge of Joburg's inner city, Constitution Hill is a symbol of how far South Africa has come. Once a notorious prison filled with anti-apartheid activists, it is now the seat of the highest court in the land, where freedom, democracy and justice are defended.
The funky little suburb of Woodstock on the edge of the Cape Town city bowl, is fizzing with creative energy. It is helping to power the Mother City's design engine, which has already conjured up Design Indaba and Guild Design Fair, and it is revelling in the World Design Capital designation this year.
A carnival, women's boxing match, craft market, gospel extravaganza, cool jazz and Miss Mapungubwe beauty pageant – there's lots in store at Limpopo's seven-day Mapungubwe Arts Festival, to be held next week in celebration of South Africa's 20 years of freedom.
The designer meets the choreographer, and together they make happy music. Black Coffee's Jacques van der Watt and Vuyani's Gregory Maqoma have worked together for more than a decade, culminating in a performance of purity and distortion, a surreal journey from outer space to the landscapes of Earth.