Local municipality: Ukhahlamba, Bergville
Community served: Amazizi, Ubusingatha, Bonjaneni, Newstand, Ezinqeni, Budlankomo and Drienkop.
Population: 16 010
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.
Staff: Hlengiwe Zondo
Ms Zondo started as a volunteer in 2008 where she was given a chance to study and obtained a National Certificate in Paralegal Practice through Sasseta initiative at Boston College in Durban. This was obtained in 2000. She has since been working at the advice office.
Ms Hlatshwayo started as a volunteer in 2010 where she was also given an opportunity to study through University of KwaZulu-Natal- Institute for Professional Legal Training, the Certificate in Community Paralegal Practice which was obtained in 2011. This was a Sasseta and CLRDC initiative.
Office contact details
Amazizi Paralegal Office
P O Box 4754
Tel: 078 0954 880 Hlengiwe Zondo
078 0954 864 Thandazile Hlatshwayo