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

Criminal Justice News

Blantyre informal traders challenge eviction

On 2 December 2022, the High Court of Malawi granted a temporary order restraining the Blantyre City Council from forcibly evicting, without due notice and reason, informal traders from the…
Criminal Justice Ongoing Cases

Malawi: Challenging eviction of informal traders

The Blantyre informal traders are challenging forced eviction from the marketplace by the city council.
Criminal Justice Criminal Law Reform
History of vagrancy laws in Uganda
Equality Rights Events
Joint statement: Launch of legal gender recognition Policy Brief in Eswatini
Civic Rights Association & Assembly
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people
Civic Rights Association & Assembly
Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow: International Women Human Rights Defenders Day
Civic Rights Association & Assembly
Malawi: Protection of Human Rights Defenders
Civic Rights Association & Assembly
Eswatini: Sedition charges impact on freedom of expression