Nongoma2District: Zululand
Local municipality: Nongoma
Community served: Ematheni, Nongoma, Usuthu, Lindizwe, Emahhashini
Population: 20 339

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:

  • Civic
  • Social grants and
  • RAF claims

The office conducts community educational workshops dealing with human rights and socio-economic rights topics.




Thandazile Hlatshwayo
Staff: Thandazile Hlatshwayo

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

Ematheni Paralegal Office

P O Box 815




Tel:  078 0954 866

Email:  emathenioffice@gmail.com