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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, 2024–March 31, 2026
  • 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 deliver its six university-accredited modules to 483 community paralegals in South Africa. The training assisted paralegals in applying the law to their work and provided them with a certificate following an official assessment. North-West University was established in 2004 when the former University of the North-West merged with the Potchefstroom University for Christian Education.