Welcome to the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC)

SALC promotes and advances human rights and the rule of law in Southern Africa, primarily through strategic litigation and capacity-strengthening support to lawyers and grassroots organisations. SALC also provides small grants to community-based organisations.

SALC works in the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, LesothoMalawiMozambiqueNamibiaEswatini, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In addition, SALC supports litigation in South African courts that advances human rights in the southern African region.

SALC’s work is streamlined into five thematic clusters:

Recent Posts


Supreme Court of Zambia to hear a case on whether to cancel the Certificate of Title issued after an illegal conversion of customary land to state land

06March 2023, Lusaka –  On 7 March 2023, the Supreme Court of Zambia will hear an appeal brought by Billis Farm Limited and Abraham Lodewikus Vileone (Appellants) against the judgment of the…

Botswana Court of Appeal to deliver judgment on rightful ownership of Forest Hill Farm

On Tuesday, 7 March 2023, the Botswana Court of Appeal will hand down a judgment in an appeal  brought by the Botswana government (Appellants) against the judgment and order of the full…
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