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#FeesMustFall Protest images 20 October 2015

“I took them last night at the UCT #FeesMustFall protest where a group of students and staff occupied the Bremner builidng and sat outside it. SAPS public order unit executed an interim interdict that was granted to UCT earlier in the day, arrested some students and used flashbangs to disperse others. The remaining students and staff then marched to the Rondebosch SAPS station to demand the release of their peers. SAPS eventually released the students and staff without charging them. The group the marched down main road to lower campus where they held a mass meeting.”


Community-Based Paralegals: A Practitioner’s Guide

Paralegals can be a powerful tool of justice, helping to resolve disputes and empower individual clients and whole communities. Living and working in the communities they serve, community-based paralegals combine their knowledge of the formal justice system with mediation and community education to help the poor and marginalized address their justice problems.

The Open Society Justice Initiative publication Community-Based Paralegals: A Practitioner’s Guide is useful for anyone who wants to start a new paralegals program, improve an existing one, or learn more about paralegals and the legal empowerment of the poor. The guide is available here.


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