Latest UNISA News Today – 4th August 2022

UNISA NEWS – South African universities that offer law qualifications typically have a law clinic on their premises. The University of South Africa (Unisa) has decided to follow suit, announcing the launch of three more clinics in the country.

High legal fees may be daunting for individuals who are in need of legal representation but don’t have the financial means. This is where legal clinics come in. 

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A number of public universities have legal clinics to provide affordable services to individuals who seek legal representation in any court of law, tribunal or body.

The University of South Africa (Unisa) law clinic Head, Advocate Kgagudi Morota said the university has expanded its footprint to three provinces to provide free quality legal aid.

In a statement, Unisa has announced:

Three new Unisa Law Clinics opened in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Western Cape on 26 May, 1 July and 8 July 2022.

According to the university, its law clinic is a justice centre duly recognised in terms of the Legal Practice Act, 28 of 2014 (as amended) and accredited by the Legal Practice Council.

Morota explained that the project will provide basic legal education to community members in surrounding areas through their various community programmes.

Locals have pointed out that issues such as delayed investigations, illegal evictions, domestic violence, etc are amongst the common issues that need to be addressed and these are some of the matters that this law clinic deals with.

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Pearl Mothipa from Moletji Magodu, Polokwane, emphasised that the law clinic is much needed by the community to address the issues that it is faced with.

Recently, the Unisa Law Clinic’s Nomonde Gxilishe was the legal representative of Babalo Ndwayana, Stellenbosch University student whose room and belongings were urinated on by another student.


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