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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 local and regional lawyers and community-based organizations to strengthen human rights and the rule of law in the region. 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:

International Justice

Socio-Economic Rights

Equality Rights

Criminal Justice

Civic Rights