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Legal Aid South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa
Joined May 2018

Legal Aid South Africa is constitutionally mandated to provide legal representation and legal advice, at no cost, to those who cannot afford it.

Presence in: South Africa
Focus: Criminal Justice, Family, Other

Legal Aid South Africa is mandated to ensure access to justice and the realisation of the right of a person to have legal representation as envisaged in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. Our services are available nationwide through a footprint of 128 offices.Persons who cannot afford legal services and who pass Legal Aid SA’s Means Test can be helped in specified matters.

Legal Aid SA also provides education and information concerning legal rights and obligations to communities. We are an active partner in building justice systems and safer communities nationally, regionally and internationally, thus supporting access to justice for all

Legal Aid SA provides assistance to accused persons in criminal matters where substantial injustice would otherwise result. We are also a leader in the provision of legal advice and civil representation, especially protecting and defending the rights of women, children, the elderly, the landless and communities. The organisation funds precedent-setting matters that promote the rights of communities in impact litigation matters.

Legal Aid SA champions the rights of all persons to access justice through the provision of independent, accessible and quality legal aid services in criminal and civil legal matters.

People Associated With This Organization


South Africa  
Legal Aid South Africa (Unverified)
Joined August 2018
Interests: Right to Information
I'm 43 year old adult male working for legal aid south Africa. I'm a paralegal in my organization. I'm looking forward to enhance my knowledge by networking with other members on points of law.Gaining experience on challenging factors and on how to deal with them.

Upkaar Mungar

South Africa  
Legal Aid South Africa
Joined May 2018
Interests: Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Livelihoods, Other
Work at Legal Aid South Africa
Upkaar Mungar is the network champion (main point of contact) for Legal Aid South Africa.

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