South Africans urged to take advantage of free legal assistance this week
By Lelethu Mquqo
25 August 2011
South Africans are being urged to take full advantage of free legal assistance being offered at the country's courts and Legal Aid Centres this week.
This forms part of the Department of Justice's Access to Justice Week programme in partnership with the South African Women Lawyers' Association.
The Association's Nolukhanyiso Gcilitshana says the annual campaign is aimed at providing legal advice mainly to people from disadvantaged communities.
Some of the issues being dealt with are domestic violence, maintenance, divorce and criminal matters.