Community Advice Offices

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ADAMS MISSION

District: Ethekwini
Local municipality: Ethekwini metro
Community served: Msahweni, KwaFelekisi, Mphushini, Mbolombe, Zwelisha, Umkhazane, Nkangala, Sunnyside, KwaMakhutha, Russia, Kwashozi, Kwawola, Dutiot and Fakazi
Population: 9 800 Ms Nobuhle Mbili
Office contact details:
Adams Mission Paralegal Office
P O Box 379
Adams Mission
4100 Staff: Nobuhle Mbili
Tel: 0737922781 / 0780954874
Email: eadamsoffice@gmail.com
Adams Mission Paralegal Office is a settlement situated on the west of Amanzimtoti and South of Durban. It is a peri-urban area. The office was established in 2002 and in 2005 the office was closed. And in 2008 Ms Nobuhle Mbili who had worked in an advice office before with another organisation volunteered herself to work in the office and was subsequently employed. Since its inception the office deals with the following cases: Land restitution, Social grants, Road Accident Fund claims, Domestic and Gender-based Violence, Crimen injuria, Labour matters in particular COIDA, Unfair labour practices, Unfair discrimination and UIF benefits. The office also does community educational workshops which deals with human rights and socio-economic rights topics.
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AMAZIZI & AMAGWANE

UThukela
Local municipality: Ukhahlamba, Bergville
Community served: Amazizi, Ubusingatha, Bonjaneni, Newstand, Ezinqeni, Budlankomo and Drienkop.
Population: 16 010 Office contact details
Amazizi Paralegal Office
P O Box 4754
Bergville
3350 Hlengiwe Zondo
Tel: 078 0954 880 / 0797594379
Email: amazizioffice@gmail.com
Amazizi Paralegal Office is located in the Drakensberg surrounded mountainous region of KwaZulu Natal between Lesotho, Free State and Emnambithi/Ladysmith. The area is under traditional leadership (Amakhosi and Izinduna). The office was established in 1995, since its inception the cases dealt with are: Ukuthwala (Women Abduction), Domestic violence, Labour matters in particular Provident Fund claims, Road Accident Fund claims, Social Grants, Farm related matters such as eviction of farm workers and occupational injuries. The Advice office conducts community educational workshops on Human rights and socio-economic rights topics.
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AMAOTI

Amaoti
Local municipality: eNanda, eThekwini
Community served:
Population: 16 010 Staff: Sabelo Mfeka & Bonisile Ngcobo
Tel: 0780954850 / 0725478519 / 0780954870
Email: amaoticao@gmail.com / Gcwensaoffice@gmail.com
Amaoti, before it became a society (community) it was then a forest, covered in bush with numbered houses in the area, thus situated only on the upper-hill side of the area, and the forest or bushes on the low lying area, by the river, Ohlange River.
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DONDOTHA

Uthungulu
Local municipality: KwaMbonambi
Community served: Kwambonambi, Makhwezini, Mfolozi and Mposa
Population: 122 889 Office contact details
Dondotha Paralegal Office
P O Box 144
Kwa-Mbonambi
3915 Kwenzekile Mkhize
Tel: 0789366988 / 0780954860
Email: siyakhaoffice@gmail.com
Dondotha Paralegal Office is located in the northern part of KwaZulu-Natal. The biggest proportion of land within the uMfolozi Municipal area is owned by private organisations and Ingonyama Trust Board. This privately owned land is located in the centre of the municipal area surrounding KwaMbonambi. The second-biggest area is Mhlana Traditional Authority where the Dondotha Paralegal Office is located.<br /> The office was established in 2001. Since its inception the office provide free legal services to the community and deal with cases such as: Social grants, Domestic violence, Road Accident Fund claims, Labour matters such as unfair dismissals, Unemployment Insurance Fund claims, COIDA, Surplus apportionment, Employment benefits and Provident fund claims. The office does community educational workshops dealing with human rights and socio economic rights topics.
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EMATHENI

Local municipality: Nongoma
Community served: Ematheni, Nongoma, Usuthu, Lindizwe, Emahhashini
Population: 20 339 Office contact details
Ematheni Paralegal Office
P O Box 815
Nongoma
3950 Thandazile Hlatshwayo
Tel: 0835105296 / 0780954864
Email: emathenicao@gmail.com
Ematheni Paralegal Office is located in the deep rural north of the KwaZulu-Natal province. The area is under traditional leadership (Amakhosi and Izinduna). The office was established in 1999, since its inception the cases dealt with are:<br /> Civic<br /> Social grants and<br /> RAF claims<br /> The office conducts community educational workshops dealing with human rights and socio-economic rights topics.
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GCWENSA

Ilembe
Local municipality: Ndwedwe
Community served: Gcwensa
Population: 10 982 Ms Bonisile Ngcobo Bonisiwe Ngcobo Office contact details
Gcwensa Paralegal Office
P O Box 1192
Tongaat
4400 Tel: 078 0954 870
Email: gcwensaoffice@gmail.com
Gcwensa Paralegal Office is located approximately 20 km inland from Tongaat in KwaZulu-Natal. The office was established in 1996 and is based in the Traditional Court of Gcwensa. Since its inception the office provides free legal services to the community and deal with cases such as:<br />  Social grants,<br />  Road Accident Fund claims,<br />  Labour matters such as unfair dismissal, Unemployment Insurance Fund claims and refer matters of litigation to the relevant service providers.<br /> The office does community educational workshops dealing with human rights and socio-economic rights topics.<br />
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KWADLANGENZWA

District: uThungulu
Local municipality: Umhlathuze
Community served: Port Dunford, Nyembe, Mahuru, Dlangezwa, Obanjeni, Sawombe, Dengeni and Esikhawini
Population: 110 340 Staff: Lindokuhle Macuacua Office contact details
Gcwensa Paralegal Office
P O Box 1192
Tongaat
4400 Tel: 0716986373 / 0780954840
Email: kwadlangezwaoffice@gmail.com
KwaDlangezwa is next to University of Zululand and is located in uThungulu District Municipality, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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KWAQIKO

Ugu
Local municipality: Vulamehlo
Community served: Beula, Qiko, Dumisa, Khakhama, KwaLembe, Zembeni, Ntshaseni, Ntontonto
Population: 16 536 Staff: Ms Busisiwe Mkhize
Ms Busisiwe Mkhize has a Certificate in Paralegal studies through CLRDC in partnership with the University of Kwazulu-Natal, Law Faculty in 1994. Since passing her Diploma, she has been working at the Paralegal office. Office contact details
KwaQiko Paralegal Office
P O Box 387
Scottsburg
4180 Tel: 078 0954 875
Email: kwaqikooffice@gmail.com
KwaQiko Paralegal Office is located in the south coast of KwaZulu-Natal and is largely made up of traditional settlements and is currently characterised by limited economic activity. The Advice office is based at the Buhle Bogu FET College. The office was founded in 1992 by Inkosi Phikubuxoki Roy Bele, while he was a student at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The advice office provides free legal advice to community and deals mostly with cases such as:<br />  UIF benefits,<br />  Mines surplus apportionment,<br />  Social grants,<br />  Death benefits,<br />  RAF claims and<br />  Mediation and conflict resolution.<br /> The office conducts educational workshops on human rights and socio economic rights.<br />
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KWAXIMBA

Ethekwini
Local municipality: Ethekwini
Community served: KwaXimba Ward 1, Mkhizwane and Kwanyavu.
Population: 34 557 Mr Muzi Mkhize
Muzi Mkhize started in 2002 after obtaining a Diploma in Paralegal Studies through the CLRDC in partnership with the University of KwaZulu-Natal Law Faculty. Prior to Muzi joining the office was staffed by two Paralegals who later obtained law degrees and moved on to practice in the legal sector. Office contact details
KwaXimba Paralegal Office
P O Box 1065
Cato Ridge
3680 Tel: 078 0954 851
Email: kwaximbaoffice@gmail.com
KwaXimba Paralegal Office is located in the west of Durban near Cato Ridge (Halfway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg). The Advice office is based at the Traditional Court and was established in 1992. Since its establishment, the office provide free legal advice to the community and deals with cases such as:<br />  RAF claims,<br />  UIF benefits,<br />  Compensation injuries and diseases,<br />  Provident fund claims,<br />  social grants,<br />  COIDA.<br /> The office also conducts educational workshops on human rights and socio-economic rights.<br />
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LIMEHILL ARC

UThukela
Local municipality: Indaka
Community served: Ekuvukeni, Ingwe, Kliprivier, Mabaso, Mbhense, Mchunu, Mthembu, Nxumalo, Sgweje, Sithole, Uitvaal.
Population: 103 116
Staff: VACANT
Office contact details
Lime-Hill Paralegal Office
P O Box 18233
Wasbank
2920 Tel: 0736647672 / 0780954853
Email: limehillcao@gmail.com
Limehill Advice & Resource Centre is situated in the Northern KwaZulu-Natal 49 km east of Ladysmith. The area is predominately rural. The office is located in the Mchunu Traditional Authority Administration Centre. The Limehill Advice & Resource Centre started in 1997 after being informed by the survey conducted by late Cosmos Desmond titled Limehill revisited in 1978 assessing the decade impact of force removals policy under technical guidance supervision by University of Natal.<br /> The office is providing free legal advice to the community and has successfully dealt with following cases:<br />  Land restitution,<br />  Unfair labour practice,<br />  UIF benefits,<br />  Mines surplus apportionment,<br />  Deceased estates and<br />  Mediation and conflict resolution where needed.<br /> The office does educational workshops on human rights and socio-economic rights within the areas.<br />
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LOTHENI

UMgungundlovu
Local municipality: Impendle
Population: 33 105
Community served: Lotheni, Nhlathimbe, Nhlambamasoke, Khethikhethi, Mahlutshini, Sdakeni, Stepmore, Manguzi, Kwathini, Stoffelton and Nzingi Staff: Miss Londiwe Molefe
Office contact details
Lotheni Paralegal Office
P O Box 670
Underburg
3257 Tel: 078 0954 855
Email: lothenioffice@gmail.com
Lotheni Paralegal Office is located in the deep rural of KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. The area is under traditional leadership (Izinduna and Amakhosi). The office was established in 1998, since its inception the office provides free legal advice to the community and deals with cases which are:<br />  Farm related matters, such as evictions and sectorial determination.<br />  Unfair labour practices,Surplus apportionment claims,<br />  UIF benefits,<br />  RAF claims,<br />  Late estates,<br />  Social grants and<br />  Mediate in disputes for families and community members.<br /> The Advice office does educational workshops dealing with human rights and socio-economic rights topics.<br />
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MADADENI

Amajuba
Local municipality: Newcastle
Population: 116 798
Community served: Dannhauser, KwaMdakane, Madadeni, Osizweni Ms Sthembile Zwane
Office contact details:
Madadeni Paralegal Office
P O Box 5002
Madadeni
2951 Tel: 078 0954 869
Email: madadenioffice@gmail.com
Madadeni Paralegal Office is located in the North-western part of KwaZulu-Natal in the township of Madadeni. The office was established in 1990. The advice office assist the community with free legal advice, Provident fund claims, compensation fund claims, RAF claims, social grants and mediation and conflict resolution. The Advice Office conducts monthly educational workshops on human rights and socio economic rights.
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MPUKUNYONI

UMkhanyakude
Local municipality: Mtubatuba
Community served: Mfekayi, Somkhele, Mgeza, Kwamsani and Mpukunyoni
Population: 10 647 Staff: Mr Lizwilenkosi Bhekithemba Nkumbuza
Office contact details
Mpukunyoni Paralegal Office
P O Box 1128
Mtubatuba
3935
Staff: VANCANT
Tel: 0837399716 / 0780954879
Email: mpukunyonioffice@gmail.com
Mpukunyoni Paralegal Office is located in the coastline of north-eastern KwaZulu Natal. The area is under traditional leaders (Izinduna and Amakhosi), the office is located in two areas, the Mgeza traditional court and at Mfekayi (5 km away to Hluhluwe from Mtubatuba). The office was established in 1989, since its inception the Advice offices provide free legal service to community and deal with cases such as:<br />  RAF claims,<br />  Occupational dieses and injuries claims due to the mines and timber companies in the area,<br />  Death benefits,<br />  Social grants and<br />  Children’s right activism work due to schools violations of the children’s rights.<br /> The office conducts educational workshops on human rights and socio economic rights.<br />
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MUDEN

District: UMzinyathi
Local municipality: Umvoti, Greytown
Community served: Msamo, Leje, Bhuyeni, Pholani, Mbalane, Tshekane, Nkanini, Ophathe, Ngubevu, Mjintini, Simumumu, Nkomba, Langeni, Vondela, Mhlangane, Ekuvukeni and Madulaneni
Population: 10 195 Staff: Nondumiso Wanda
Staff : Ms Welile Myaka Office contact details
Muden Paralegal Office
P O Box 29
Muden
3251 Tel: 0763931470 / 0780954854
Email: mudenoffice2@gmail.com
Muden Paralegal Office is located in a small town located 24 km northwest of Greytown and 38 km south-east of Weenen. The office was established in 1995 and had since been serving the community. The office is providing free legal advice to the community and has successfully dealt with following cases;<br /> mediation on cases of stock impounding,<br />  RAF claims,<br />  Domestic Violence,<br />  Provident fund claims,<br />  Unfair dismissal,<br />  Social grants and<br />  Death benefits.<br /> The office conducts educational workshops on human rights and socio-economic rights within the areas.<br />
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NHLANGWINI

District: Ugu
Local municipality: Umzumbe, Highflats
Community served: Ndwebu location, Ugotsho, Pitoli, Nkalokazi, Kadunusa and Ethendeni
Population: 16 764 Staff: Ms Thandazile Ngcobo Thandazile Ngcobo Office contact details
Nhlangwini Paralegal Office
P O Box 227
Highflats
3306 Tel: 0768732089 / 0780954845
Email: nhlangwinioffice@gmail.com
Nhlangwini Paralegal Office is located in hinderland of the uMzumbe local municipality based in the Ndwebu location. The office was established in 1999, since its inception the office provide free legal services to the community and deal with cases such as:<br />  Social grants,<br />  RAF claims,<br />  Compensation claims,<br />  Dependants benefits,<br />  Provident fund claims, and<br />  UIF claims.<br /> The office conducts community educational workshops regarding human rights and socio-economic rights.<br />
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NKANDLA

District: UThungulu
Local municipality: Nkandla
Community served: Ekukhanyeni, Chwezi, Canu, Emangidini, Godile, kwaMagwaza, Mhlayizeni, Mangidini and Ndikwe
Population: 114 416 Staff: Ms Phiwokuhle Mnomiya
Office contact details
Nkandla Paralegal Office
P O Box 363
Nkandla
3855 Tel: 078 0954 856
Email: inkandlaoffice@gmail.com
Nkandla Paralegal Office is located in a remote area of breath-taking mountainous beauty which consists of tribal lands. The office recently moved from Ekukhanyeni Traditional Authority and moved to the local municipality buildings. The Advice office was established in 1999, since its inception the office provide free legal services to the community and deal with cases such as:<br />  Social grants,<br />  RAF claims,<br />  Dependants benefits,<br />  Provident fund claims,<br />  UIF claims.<br /> The office conducts community educational workshops on human rights and socio-economic rights.<br />
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RIETVLEI

District: Sisonke
Local municipality: Umzimkhulu
Community served: Rietvlei, Mfundweni, Emachunwini, Umzimkhulu, Mthwane and Engele
Population: 174 426 Staff: Vuyokazi Chitha
Office contact details
Rietvlei Paralegal office
P O Box 112
Stafford’s Post
4686 Tel: 0822227783 / 0780954863
Email: rietvleioffice@gmail.com
Rietvlei Paralegal Office is located in the historical East Griqualand region, bounded by the Umzimkhulu River in the South and Umkhomazi River in the North. The office was established in 1992, since its inception the office provide free legal services to the community and deal with cases such as:<br />  Social grants,<br />  RAF claims,<br />  Compensation claims,<br />  Dependants benefits,<br />  Provident fund claims and<br />  UIF claims<br /> The office conducts community educational workshops on human rights and socio-economic rights.</p> <p>
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SAKHAMKHANYA

District: iLembe
Local municipality: KwaDukuza
Community served: Sakhamkhanya, Mdlebeni, Sokesimbone, Ohlange, Kamu, Hlomendlini, Mandini, KwaDukuza
Population: 7 413 Staff: Ms Nosipho Patience Phiri Office contact details
Sakhamkhanya Paralegal Office
P O Box 3653
Stanger
4450 Tel: 078 0954 872
Email: nyathikazioffice@gmail.com
Sakhamkhanya Paralegal Office is located in Darnall, the North Coast of KwaZulu Natal, surrounded by sugar and paper mill. The office was established in 1989 since its establishment the advice office has dealt with cases such as:<br />  Farm workers evictions,<br />  Unfair dismissal of farm workers,<br />  Land restitution,<br />  Social grants,<br />  COIDA and<br />  Labour issues.<br /> The office conducts educational workshops on issues of empowerment, human rights and socio-economic rights.<br />
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UTRECHT

District: Amajuba
Local municipality: Emadlangeni, Utrecht
Community served: Utrecht and Waterval
Population: 34 442 Staff: Zandile Khoza Office contact details
Utrecht Paralegal Office
P O Box 543
Utrecht
2980 Tel: 0823937954 / 0780954837
Email: eutrechtoffice@gmail.com
Utrecht Paralegal Office is located 52 km east of Newcastle and 68 west of Vryheid in the north-western part of KwaZulu-Natal. The office was established in 1997, since its inception the office provide free legal services to the community and deal with cases such as:<br />  Social grants,<br />  RAF claims,<br />  Dependants benefits,<br />  Provident fund claims,<br />  UIF claims and<br />  COIDA.<br /> The office does community educational workshops regarding human rights and socio economic rights.<br />
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VRYHEID

District: Zululand
Local municipality: Abaqulusi
Community served: Vryheid, Bhekuzulu new & old location, Mondlo, Lakeside, eDumbe, Louwsburg and Coronation.
Population: 40 095 Staff: Cindy Zondo Office contact details
Vryheid Paralegal Office
P O Box 1438
Vryheid
3100 Tel: 0783129880 / 0780954842 / 034 989 8300
Email: vryheid.clrdc@gmail.com
Vryheid Paralegal Office is located in the coal mining and cattle ranching town in northern KwaZulu-Natal, in the town centre of Vryheid. The office was established in 1989. Since its establishment the advice office has dealt with cases such as:<br />  Farm workers evictions,<br />  Unfair dismissal of farm workers,<br />  Land restitution,<br />  Social grants,<br />  COIDA,<br />  Dependents benefits,<br />  Provident fund claims,<br />  RAF claims and<br />  Labour issues.<br /> The office conducts educational workshops on human rights and socio-economic rights.<br />

 

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Mr Sithole is an Executive Director of Community Law and Rural Development Centre and Ex-officio member of the Board, as its Secretary. He has been the helm of the organisation from 1 July 2012. Mr Sithole holds a Masters Degree in Social Science from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and has led a number of projects as a Co-ordinator. He has more than 20 years working in the NPO sector.

Mr. Sandile Sithole
Executive Director, Community Legal & Rural Development Centre

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