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Accredited Vocational Paralegal Training

North-West University

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Increasing Access to Justice
  • Grant Amount $150,000
  • Grant Period April 1, 2022–March 31, 2024
  • Location North-West Province, South Africa
  • Geographic Focus South Africa

About this grant

The project goal is to increase the capacity of community paralegals in South Africa. To this end, the North-West University will implement vocational training for community paralegals. This training will be accessible for paralegals working in advice offices throughout South Africa. Past support helped the grantee to launch this program and offer this training to 86 community paralegals across all provinces in South Africa. The training assisted paralegals to apply the law to their work and provided them with a certificate after an official assessment was done. The North-West University was established in 2004 when the former University of the North-West merged with the Potchefstroom University for Christian Education.