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Every day, thousands of South Africans are faced with complex legal problems but often, their resources for getting the help they need are limited.
Whilst some legal problems do require expert legal advice, many people often consult attorneys nonsensically. Where an answer to their problem may have been a simple mouse-click away, people are too often (and unnecessarily) burdened with exorbitant legal fees instead.

This is why Law24 is best placed to assist you with a reliable means of getting the right legal assistance.
Law24 has compiled a comprehensive list of legal bodies situated around South Africa together with a short description of their purpose and functions.
When faced with a legal problem, it is best to know of the right people to contact for a solution.

  1. South African Legal Information Institute (SAFLII)
    SAFLII collects and publishes legal materials from Southern and Eastern Africa for free online access. Publications include: judgments and legislation
    SAFLII has been operational since December 2006.
    Contact
    Tel: (011) 339 3697
    Fax: (011) 403 8898
    E-mail Contacts:
    Ana Kabalu - Regional Content Coordinator: ana.kabalu@saflii.org.za
    Mariya Badeva-Bright - Policy and Legal Informatics: mariya.badeva-  bright@saflii.org.za
    Walter Pule - Content Specialist: walter@saflii.org.za
    Karen Shear - Content Specialist: shear@concourt.org.za
    Kerry Anderson - Director: kerry.anderson@saflii.org.za
    Ogolotse Motsaathebe - Software Developer: ogolotse@saflii.org.za
    Johny Maphuruma - Web Developer: johny@saflii.org.za
    Tererai Mafukidze - SAJC Coordinator: mafukidze@concourt.org.za
    Postal Address:
    SAFLII
    Private Bag X1 Constitution Hill
    Braamfontein 2017 South Africa

  2. Centre For Human Rights – University of Pretoria
    The Centre for Human Rights was established in 1986 after a major conference on apartheid and a new Bill of Rights for South Africa hosted on the campus of the University of Pretoria. The founding director, now Judge of the Constitutional Court, Johann van der Westhuizen, was one of four experts who wrote the final version of the interim and final constitutions. In its earlier years, the Centre focused on building capacity in the area of human rights in South Africa.
    Contact:
    Tel: (012) 420-3034 / 420-3810
    Fax: (012) 362 5125
    Website: http://www.chr.up.ac.za

  3. L.E.A.D – Legal Education and Development
    The L.E.A.D Division of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) contributes to a just society in South Africa by ensuring that practitioners are equipped to practise competently and with integrity.  Today education not only needs to inform, equip and inspire professionals, but also to build the legal sector's capacity and stimulate higher levels of professionalism.
    Contact:
    Tel: (012) 441 4600
    Fax: (012) 341-1339
    E-mail: liaison@lssalead.org.za
    Physical Address:
    Old Main Building
    Unisa Sunnyside Campus
    145 Mears Street
    Sunnyside
    Pretoria
    Postal Address:
    P O Box 27167
    Sunnyside
    Pretoria
    0132

  4. Law Society of South Africa
    LSSA is the umbrella body of the attorneys' profession in South Africa. The LSSA aims to promote the common interests of its members, having regard at all times to the broader interests of the public whom the profession serves.
    Contact:
    Tel: (012) 366 8800
    Fax: (012) 362 0969
    E-mail: tony@lssa.org.za
    Physical Address:
    304 Brooks Street
    Menlo Park
    Pretoria
    Postal Address:
    P.O. Box 36626
    Menlo Park
    0102
  5. KZNLS: KwaZulu Natal Law Society
    The KwaZulu-Natal Law Society regulates the attorneys' profession in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and enhances the prestige and dignity of the profession.
    It protects the public by providing effective control of the professional conduct of attorneys.
    Contact:
    Tel: (033) 345 1304
    Fax: (033) 394 9544
    E-mail: info@lawsoc.co.za
    Physical Address:
    KwaZulu-Natal Law Society
    1st Floor
    200 Hoosen Haffejee Street
    Pietermaritzburg
    3200
    Postal Address:
    P O Box 1454
    Pietermaritzburg
    3200
  6. Cape Law Society
    All attorneys who practise in the Northern, Western and Eastern Cape Provinces are required, in terms of the Attorneys Act, to register as members of the Society and all candidate attorneys, serving articles within that provincial area, fall under the Society’s jurisdiction.
    Contact
    Tel: (021) 443 6700
    Fax: (021) 443 6751/2
    E-mail: cls@capelawsoc.law.za
    Physical Address:
    29th & 30th Floors
    ABSA Centre, 2 Riebeeck Street
    Cape Town 8001
  7. Free State Law Society
    The statutory body responsible for the administration of the attorney's profession in the province of the Free State, South Africa.
    Contact:
    Tel: (051)447 3237
    Fax: (051)430 7369
    E-mail: prokorde@fs-law.co.za
    Postal Address:
    PO Box 319
    Bloemfontein 9300
  8. The Law Society of the Northern Provinces
    The law prescribes that every practitioner who practises law in the four provinces constituting the old Transvaal Province, being the Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo & North West Provinces, whether for his/her own account or otherwise, shall be a member of the Society. If a member of the Society is suspended from practice, he/she is, during the period of such suspension, not entitled to the rights or privileges of membership of the Society and if a member is struck off the Roll, he/she ceases to be a member of the Society and cannot practise as an attorney.
    Contact:
    Tel: (012) 338 5800
    Fax: (012) 323 2606
    E-mail:
    info@lsnp.org.za
    director@lsnp.org.za
    records@lsnp.org.za
    Physical Address:
    Procforum Building
    123 Paul Kruger Street
    Pretoria
    Website: http://www.northernlaw.co.za
  9. Constitutional Court of South Africa
    This court, the highest in South Africa on constitutional matters, was born of the country's first democratic Constitution in 1994. In an acclaimed new building at Constitution Hill, the 11 judges stand guard over the Constitution and protect everyone's human rights.
    Contact:
    Switchboard
    Tel: (011) 359 7400
    Director of the Constitutional Court:
    Tel (011) 359 7459
    Fax: (011) 339-5098
    E-mail: director@concourt.org.za
    Registrar of the Constitutional Court:
    Tel: (011) 359 7400/7468/7465
    Email: registrar@concourt.org.za
    General office: of the Constitutional Court (Court cases):
    Tel: (011) 359 7468/7465
    Email: cases@concourt.org.za
    Library of the Constitutional Court:
    Tel: (011) 359 7400
    Email: library@concourt.org.za
  10. CCMA: Commision for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration
    The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) is a dispute resolution body established in terms of the Labour Relations Act, 66 of 1995 (LRA). It is an independent body, does not belong to and is not controlled by any political party, trade union or business.
    Contact:
    Tel: (021) 469 0111
    Fax: (021) 465 7193/7, 465-7187/462-5006
    E-mail: ctn@ccma.org.za
    Physical Address:
    CCMA House
    78 Darling Street
    Cape Town 8001
    Postal Address:
    Private Bag X9167
    Cape Town 8000
  11. Pretoria Society of Advocates
    The Pretoria Bar Association's website is an opportunity to introduce the advocates' profession, the services they render and the role played by the Bar Association in the South African legal profession. It also presents the members of the Pretoria Bar with the opportunity to introduce themselves to the users of legal services world-wide.
    Contact:
    Tel: (012) 303 7400
    Fax: (012) 303 7890
    E-mail:  advocates@mweb.co.za / ptabar@law.co.za
    Physical Address:
    High Court Chambers
    220 Vermeulen Street
    Pretoria
  12. Johannesburg Attorney’s Association
    The Johannesburg Attorneys Association is the largest voluntary attorney's association in South Africa.
    It represents some 3300 plus attorneys practising in Greater Johannesburg (including Soweto) and Randburg (including Sandton). Our members specialize in every field - be it tax, divorce, maintenance, motor accidents or personal injury claims against the Road Accident Fund.
    We represent the interests of our members to the public, to the organized profession including Law Societies and to Government, including Parliament.
    Contact:
    Tel: (011) 337 7269
    Fax: (011) 333 8040
    E-Mail:  info@jaa.org.za
    Physical Address:
    Room 028 High Court Building
    Von Brandis Square
    Von Brandis/Pritchard/Smal Streets
    Johannesburg
    Postal Address:
    PO Box 6532
    Johannesburg
    2000
  13. Pension Lawyers’ Association
    The Pension Lawyers Association of South Africa was founded in 1996 and is a body of legal practitioners who specialize in giving advice on retirement fund and employee benefits law and practice.
    Contact: Cape Town
    Administrator: Alison Kipling
    Chairperson: Tashia Jithoo
    Tel: (021) 782 6943
    Fax: (021) 782 6943
    Northern Region Contacts
    Administrator:  Christine Steel-Smith
    Chairperson: Thabo Thipa
    Tel: (011) 269 0171
    Fax: (011) 263 2258
  14. Black Lawyer’s Association
    Membership is open to all lawyers and aspirant lawyers who accept the association’s policies, principles and abide by its constitution irrespective of colour, race, gender or creed.
    Contact:
    General Secretary: Mrs. Hlaleleni Kathrine Matolo-Dlepu
    Braamfontein
    Tel: (011) 403 0816
    Email:  info@bla.org.za
    Email: matolo@dlepu.co.za
    Physical Address:
    33 Hoofd Street
    Forum 7
    Braampak
  15. Legal Resources Centre
    Inspired by our history, the Constitution and international human rights standards, the LRC is committed to a fully democratic society based on the principle of substantive equality and to ensure that the principles, rights, and responsibilities enshrined in our national Constitution are respected, promoted, protected and fulfilled.
    Contact:
    National (Johannesburg)
    Janet Love
    Tel: (011) 836-9831, 838-6601, 403-0902
    Fax: (011) 834-4273
    Physical Address:
    7th floor Bram Fischer House,
    25 Rissik Street, JOHANNESBURG, 2001
    Postal Address:
    PO Box 9495, Johannesburg, 2000

    Constitutional Litigation Unit
    Achmed Mayet
    Tel: (011) 836-9831, 838-6601, 403-0902
    Fax: (011) 834-4273

    Cape Town
    Kobus Pienaar
    Tel: (021) 481-3000
    Fax: (021) 423-0935
    Physical Address:
    5th Floor, Greenmarket Place,
    54 Shortmarket Street, CAPE TOWN, 8001
    Postal Address:
    PO Box 5227, CAPE TOWN, 8000

    Durban
    Mahendra Chetty
    Tel: (031) 301-7572
    Fax: (031) 304-2823
    Physical Address:
    71 Ecumenical Centre,
    20 St Andrews Street, DURBAN, 4001

    Grahamstown
    Sarah Sephton
    Tel: (046) 622-9230
    Fax: (046) 622-3933
    Physical Address:
    116 High Street,
    GRAHAMSTOWN, 6139
    Postal Address:
    PO Box 932, GRAHAMSTOWN, 6140

  16. Lawyers for Human Rights
    Lawyers for Human Rights is an independent human rights organisation with a thirty-year track record of human rights activism and public interest litigation in South Africa. LHR provides free legal services to poor and indigent people from six law clinics around the country.
    Contact:
    Durban
    Sherylle Dass (Legal Counsellor and Office Manager)
    Tel: (031) 301 0531
    Fax: (031) 301 0538
    E-mail:  sherylle@lhr.org.za

    Johannesburg:
    Tel: (011) 339 1960
    Fax: (011) 339 2665

    Pretoria
    Adv. Jacob van Garderen (National Director)
    Tel: (012) 320 2943
    Fax: (012) 320 2949 / 320 7681
    E-mail: jacob@lhr.org.za

    Stellenbosch
    Kamal Makan (Project Coordinator and Office Manager)
    Tel: (021) 887 1003
    Fax: (021) 883 3302
    E-mail:  kamalm@mweb.co.za

  17. Southern African Legal Assistance Network (SALAN)
    The Southern African Legal Assistance Network (SALAN) was founded in 1994 to encourage dialogue and the sharing of information on human rights in Southern African countries.
    Contact:
    Secretariat
    Tel/Fax: 260-1-231845
    E-mail: salan@zamnet.zm
    Physical Address:
    6th Floor Woodgate House
    Box 35162 Lusaka
    Zambia
    Website: www.salan.org
 
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