Through its committee on capacity building, training, and support programme, the centre aims to enable rural communities to manage their own paralegal offices and outreach programmes, and to access government policy initiatives and processes. Rural communities acquire a sustainable community managed resources to respond to their to respond to their legal and human rights violations as well as a skilled as well as a skilled team of representatives to contribute toward policy formulation processes, assert their development needs, and monitor the effective delivery of services by the government and other service organisations. Training takes place in the form of workshops. The centre implements multifaceted community human rights awareness programs, geared toward meeting the need expressed by the rural communities for information and training on the South African Constitution and Bill of Rights. It provides community-based trainers with training and publications that will enable them to conduct workshops at the community level and distribute the publications.

  • Certificates and Diplomas
  • On Site Training
  • Continued Legal Education (CLE):
  • Specialised Community Training


Continued Legal Education (CLE)

CLRDC provide continued legal education and skills update of paralegals. CAO’s based on changes in legislation and pertinent issues affecting communities from time to time. E.g.: Domestic violence act, Gender based violence, Learned issues, LGBTIQ, Xenophobic and other socio justice related issues.

how can we help you?

Contact us at the CLRDC office nearest to you or submit a business inquiry online.

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 Law & Rural Development Centre

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