Social Responsibility

Students for Law and Social Justice (SLSJ)

Students for Law and Social Justice is an organisation that recognises the need for a progressive and united student voice across universities, faculties and disciplines to address the challenges that face South African society. SLSJ seeks to assist with the advancement of constitutional values of human dignity, the achievement of equality and the advancement of human rights and freedoms. The organisation is deeply committed to non-racialism, non-sexism, the supremacy of the Constitution of South Africa and the rule of law. With this in mind the students involved engage in legal and organising work for the advancement of social justice. Students are able to engage in public interest work before and after graduation with the aim of transforming law schools and universities into socially engaged institutions. The programme was initiated in 2010 with 40 students. The funding from the HCI foundation has allowed the programme to expand and to establish a much-needed second advice centre in Elsies River.

Student for Law and Social Justice clinic in Kayelitsha

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