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Practical Legal Skills Training and Support for Paralegals

Centre for Rural Legal Studies

Amount: $100,000
Grant Period: 9/1/2011 to 8/31/2013
Program: Civil Society
Program Area: South Africa
Geographic Focus: South Africa: South Africa (At Large)

This grant will provide continued support to the Centre for Rural Legal Studies, an organization that focuses on protecting and promoting the rights of farmworkers and their families in the Eastern, Western, and Northern Cape provinces of South Africa. Past achievements include assisting paralegals working in community-based advice offices to effectively represent clients on labor-related matters, the majority of whom do not have access to basic labor rights and due process. This was achieved through training paralegals and providing hands-on support. In the next two years, the grantee will train paralegals on various areas including Alternative Dispute Resolution, labor law legislation, action research methodologies, and basic office administration. It will also offer hands-on support and mentoring to paralegals to ensure that the training is implemented properly.

Project Contact:

Room 2001 Wintergraan Building Welgevallen Farm, Suidwal Wes Street Stellenbosch 7600
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
SOUTH AFRICA
Program Officer: Vuyiswa Sidzumo
Organizational Website: http://www.crls.org.za
Project Website: Not Available

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