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Centre for community law and development

The Centre for Community Law and Development (CCLD) is a Centre of the Faculty of Law of the North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus.  The Centre provides legal services, training, capacity building programmes and advisory services in the field of Law to all members of community sectors in the North West and Mpumalanga Provinces.  The CCLD in co-operation with the Legal Aid Board (LAB) focuses on the rendering of free legal aid and advice services to the poor and indigent people in the areas where it operates. Equally important are the education and various training programmes presented by the CCLD.  Through its activities the CCLD wishes to improve the quality of life of the people in the Provinces of the North-West and Mpumalanga.

Key Activities                                                                                                                                                    

          Legal Services

We assist clients in:

          Civil matters

          Land Claims


          Divorce actions

          Maintenance Orders

          Family Violence

          Children’s Court

          Issuing summons and defending civil claims.

          The Centre also operates from a satellite office at the Potchefstroom Magistrate’s Court, Room G33. This office is open from 8:00 to 13:00 from Mondays to Fridays

          Student Training                                                                                                

          Paralegal Training                                                                                             

          North-West Access to Justice & Land Legal Cluster

          MpumalangaAccess to Justice & Land Legal Cluster                           

          School for Legal Practice


Contact us:

Physical Address:

1st floorGKSAAdministrativeBuilding

c/oThabo MbekiDrive&Meyerstreet


Tel : +27 18 2975341

Fax : +27 18 2971395

E-Mail :Lizelle.dupisani@nwu.ac.za

Postal Address:







* For more information see the Annual Report attached.





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