What is Legal Aid SA?

We provide professional legal advice and representation to those who can’t afford it

How can I get legal aid?

It is important that we make sure the people we help need our assistance the most

Do I qualify for legal aid?

We perform a Means Test to determine if you qualify for legal aid assistance

How can we help you?

Visit our Get Help section for more information on how we can help you

Selfhelp Portal

Visit our Selfhelp Portal for guides, information and advice on different legal matters

Media Centre

Our Media Centre contains media updates, press releases, speeches and publications

Work at Legal Aid SA

Visit our Career Portal to find out more about working at Legal Aid SA

Legal Aid SA Tenders

Vendor forms, supplier information and tender information is available in our Tenders section

African Network on Legal Aid

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It’s #casetalkTuesday! Today we applaud the Legal Aid SA Pretoria Local Office, and a matter handled by High Court Unit Legal Practitioner Maryna Steenkamp.Our clients rented rooms in a 5-storey building. The building was a safety hazard and had caught fire at one stage. When the owner increased the rental amount, our clients refused to pay the increased rental due to concerns for their health and safety. The Rental Housing Tribunal ruled that lack of maintenance of the building, including unacceptable living conditions, did not warrant any increase in rent. It was further ordered that an inspector must deliver a report in compliance with the safety and maintenance plan. Following this, the landlord endeavoured to circumvent the ruling by instituting an eviction application in the High Court. Maryna successfully argued on behalf of our clients that the complaint before the Rental Housing Tribunal is pending. The eviction application is therefore premature and amounts to the circumvention of the proceedings at the Rental Housing Tribunal as the matter must first be finalised in the tribunal before the court can adjudicate on the eviction. Our clients were therefore not evicted from their home and the Rental Housing Tribunal is continuing its investigation into the building, so that our clients can be further protected. Proudly #legalaidsa ... See MoreSee Less

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PLEASE NOTE: The Legal Aid SA Klerksdorp Local Office is closed for decontamination. The office will reopen tomorrow, 28 July 2021.If you have a matter with the office and would like to speak with your Legal Practitioner, please send us a private message with your information. ... See MoreSee Less

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PLEASE NOTE: The Legal Aid SA Welkom Local Office is closed for decontamination. The office will reopen tomorrow, 28 July 2021.If you have a matter with the office and would like to speak with your Legal Practitioner, please send us a private message with your information. ... See MoreSee Less

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PLEASE NOTE: The Legal Aid SA Klerksdorp Local Office is closed for decontamination. The office will reopen tomorrow, 28 July 2021.

If you have a matter with the office and would like to speak with your Legal Practitioner, please send us a DM with your information.

PLEASE NOTE: The Legal Aid SA Welkom Local Office is closed for decontamination. The office will reopen tomorrow, 28 July 2021.

If you have a matter with the office and would like to speak with your Legal Practitioner, please send us a DM with your information.

PLEASE NOTE: The Legal Aid SA Nelspruit Local Office is closed for decontamination. The office will reopen tomorrow, 28 July 2021.

If you have a matter with the office and would like to speak with your Legal Practitioner, please send us a DM with your information.

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