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EDUCATION & CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
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This text is for position only. The Access to Justice project of the LRC allows those who cannot afford legal services to have access to legal assistance to defend their rights.
Statistics released by Statistics SA show that 52% of the people in rural areas are unemployed and 32,2% of households in these areas depend on government grants as their main source of income. Many of these people cannot deal with the enormous difficulties they face without access to the legal justice system.
Even today, in the second decade of democracy, access to justice remains something that the majority of South Africans cannot even dream about. The reasons include the high level of poverty and associated marginalisation, particularly in the rural areas, lack of infrastructure and State capacity, the scarcity of legal skills in impoverished areas, illiteracy and ignorance of what the Bill of Rights and the Constitution entitles people to.ment and democracy.
In many cases the LRC has been the only organisation able to provide basic legal assistance which makes a difference between justice and the total lack thereof for many.
LEGAL RESOURCES CENTRE
The LRC aspires towards a fully democratic equal society. Our goals are to promote justice using the Constitution‚ build respect for the rule of law‚ and contribute to socio-economic transformation within South Africa and beyond.
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