Have you ever thought of casting your vote for family justice, domestic violence or the rights of children?

Have you ever thought of casting your vote for family justice, domestic violence or the rights of children?

Citizen Justice Network is excited to have been nominated for the Hiil Innovation Challenge which works to improve justice journeys experienced by the users of the justice system. Hiil often works with such access to social justice initiatives to turn their ideas into reality by providing funding and support. We ask for your vote to improve access to justice for poor and marginalized South Africans.

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Where do you go for small disputes over money?

Where do you go for small disputes over money?


The small claims court system aims to make justice accessible to people who cannot afford the legal fees that come with civil courts. In the small claims courts, the maximum amount one can claim is R15 000. Cases that are often handled by the small claims courts are between individuals and involve small monetary disputes over loan repayments, returning security deposits, failure to fix an appliance properly or even compensation for clothes or possessions destroyed during a romantic breakup; no claim is too insignificant for this court.

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What do we do?

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We train community paralegals to be radio journalists.
And guide them to produce incredible stories for broadcast.
Then we identify national patterns of injustice and implement change.

Read more on the project and how it was developed here.

We are based in five advice offices and five community radio stations across the country.

On average every week day a CJN office produces a piece of social justice content to be broadcast on a partner radio station.

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