Protecting the Public Interest in South Africa
Siyanda informal settlement. Photo by: Edward Molopi, SERI
Public Interest Legal Services include litigation, advocacy and other methods employed by public interest legal organisations to effect change and make a positive impact on lives of vulnerable and marginalised people in South Africa.
This site is a space to find public interest legal organisations, learn about the methods they use to bring about social change, and follow the impact that these organisations have made in South Africa.
Featured Issue: Housing and Land
South Africa faces a shortage of affordable housing, particularly in urban areas, forcing many people continue to live in informal settlements or overcrowded conditions. The Constitution sets forth the rights of South Africans.
Soper Road, inner city, Johannesburg. Photo by: Edward Molopi, SERI
Not enough public participation: Constitutional Court scraps Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act
PILS Organisations - An Interactive Map
The interactive map below introduces a range of public interest legal service organisations in South Africa. Click on the menu to the left to zoom in on social justice organisations and the community advice offices in each province, or use the search to find organisations.
Click on the top-left icon on the map to expand it to full-screen, and press escape to exit full-screen.