SECURING LAND TENURE RIGHTS FOR ALL PEOPLE LIVING IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Who We Are
The Legal Advisory and Information Centre (LAIC) is a public interest Law Centre, which is accredited as a Law Clinic by the Legal Practice Council of South Africa (LPC), a statutory body established by the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014, which regulates the affairs of legal practitioners and sets the norms and standards in the legal fraternity.
LAIC was incorporated on 06 November 2017 as a Non-Profit Company in terms of the Companies Act 71 of 2008, as well as a Non-Profit Organisation in terms of the Non-Profit Organisations Act 71 of 1997.
LAIC specialises in securing land tenure rights, with a specific focus on housing and land related issues in poor townships and rural areas throughout the Republic of South Africa.
LAIC has four (4) thematic programmes, namely: Research, Advocacy, Legal Education & Training and Public Interest Litigation.
What We Do
Changes to the property tenure system are advocated for and achieved.
Insights and knowledge into the property tenure system are acquired and shared and areas of improvement are identified.
PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION
People can resist rights violations and have greater agency.
LEGAL EDUCATION & TRAINING
People living in poor urban townships and rural areas have more knowledge about their property rights.
LAIC LAW CLINIC
Consultations with the public is provided and in the process, knowledge about their tenure security is acquired, recorded and analysed in order to inform advocacy methods to be undertaken.
Legal information and advice are provided to the public and then referred to our partners and other relevant organisations.