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CJN’s Provincial Advice Offices – Head Paralegals and Assistants

1.Orange Farm Human Rights Advice Centre – Gauteng Province

This is a community 50km outside of Johannesburg and Mr Richard Bricks Mokolo runs the office. The Assistant Paralegal is Mr Tshokolo Petrus and the radio station partner is Thetha FM. Email: orangefarmadvicecentre@gmail.com

2. Hennenman Victim Empowerment Forum – Free State Province

A farming community in The Free State and Mr Dladla Mokeki runs the office. Bonny Nyelele is the Assistant Paralegal who also works as a Financial Officer. The partner radio station is Lejweleputswa District Community Radio Station (The Rock). Email: hennenman.adviceoffice@gmail.com

3.Ukuthula Advice Office – Mpumalanga Province

Kwaggafontein based office devoted to tackle topics on domestic violence in Mpumalanga. The Head Paralegal is Ms Nthofela Makhele and the Assistant Paralegal is Jan Sindane. The radio station is KCRS. Email: ukuthulaadvice@telkomsa.net

4.Messina Legal Advice Office – Limpopo Province

This office deals with issues of foreign nationals and family matters. The Head paralegal is Jacob Matakanye and Phale Hendrick Musi is the Assistant Paralegal. The radio partner is Musina FM. Email: phalehendrick@yahoo.com

5. Dobsonville Human Rights Centre – Gauteng

6. Amoati Community Resource Centre – KZN

7. Jersey Farm Advice and Information Centre – Eastern Cape

The CJN Head Office operates at the University of Witwatersrand Journalism Department of in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

Address

Wits University, Wits Arts Museum

11th Floor

Corner Jorissen and Bertha Streets

Braamfontein

Johannesburg, 2050

South Africa

Telephone:

011 717 7589

Mr Dladla Mokeki
Hennenman Victim Empowerment Forum, FP

Mr Mokeki is the Paralegal and the Chief Executive Officer His work focuses on helping the residents with their respective problems including the financial emancipation of the entire community. Mr Mokeki ensures that the advice office receives, attends and attempt to resolve the cases of divorce and mediation, labour, family matters and sexual abuse to mention a few.

Email: mokeki@webmail.co.za /hennenman.adviceoffice@webmail.co.za

Mr Richard ‘Bricks’ Mokolo
Orange Farm Human Rights Advice Centre, GP

Sir Bricks is the Paralegal and a community activist, providing general advice to Orange Farm and the surrounding communities. He became involved in the Orange Farm Advice office around 2008.  His work mainly focuses on assisting disadvantaged and vulnerable groups within the community and makes them aware of their human and legal rights. Sir Bricks believes that people need advice on their constitutional rights relating to housing, water, sanitation, access to identity and other documents, like birth certificates.

Email: orangefarmadvicecentre@gmail.com

Phale Hendrick Musi
Messina Legal Advice Office, LP

Hendrick Phale Musi was born in Mankweng Township in Polokwane. He is the Junior Paralegal at Messina Legal Advice Office. His work include receiving cases and give legal and general advice in reference to the law and human rights. They then refer people to social and health services and other organization for further assistance. They also refer people to lawyers to give a statement, consulting, monitoring, gather evidence of supplied documentation of asylum seekers and migrants in terms of arrest, detention and deportation.

Email: phalehendrick@yahoo.com

Nthofela Makhele
Ukuthula Advice Office, Kwaggafontein, MP

Nthofela is the Head Paralegal at Ukuthula Advice Office basted at Kwaggafontein in Mpumalanga. She has been running the office since 1986. Nthofela is passionate about covering and dealing with cases of abuse and gender violence. She uses her techniques and skills to interview the affected people to investigate cases in an ethical conduct. Nthofela also advises, helps with referrals and assists with protection orders. She has participated in several workshops including the Commission Workshop in Nelspruit.

Email: ukuthulaao@gmail.com

Martha Mafumo Chauke Langa
Dobsonville office, GP

Martha is the Founding Director of the Dobsonville Human Rights Advice Centre. She is a Paralegal, Registered Trauma Counsellor, Auxiliary social worker,  facilitator, mentor and coach, assessor and moderator.  In 1997 Martha started working in the field of Victim Empowerment from in Dobsonville South African Police Service as the coordinator at the Victim Support office and facilitated domestic violence and human rights policing. She then worked at the Gauteng Community safety as the intake receptionist for victims and then became a Family Justice Officer dealing on services like court education, support and court preparation.

Email: chaukemartha@gmail.com

Confidence Mantua Ntelele
Hennenman Victim Empowerment Forum, FP

Confidence Ntelele is a passionate Development and Paralegal Officer working at Hennenman Victim Empowerment Forum. Her job is to make sure that disadvantaged and vulnerable people have access to justice, and access to information. She also spends time educating people in the community so that they understand their rights and tolerate people with special needs. She has registered with the University of North-West for Paralegal studies through ACAOSA.

Email: mcntelele@gmail.com

Tshokolo Petrus Mahangu
Orange Farm Human Right Advice Centre, GP

This is Tshokolo Petrus Mahangu; he is the Administrator at the Orange Farm Human Rights Advice Centre. He’s been with the office since 2015. He is coordinating workshops and liaise with the CJN and Thetha FM on stories for broadcast. He did the management and engineering skills development, which was offered by the North West University (NWU) in Potchefstroom. Legal Resource Centre (LRC) presented Housing and Eviction programme and Tshokolo benefited from it.

E-mail: orangefarmadvicecentre@gmail

Jacob Matakanye
Messina Legal Advice Office, LP

Mr Matakanye is the Chief Executive Officer and Head Paralegal and activist at the advice office in Musina, Limpopo, a town 10km from South Africa’s border with Zimbabwe. As a Paralegal, Mr Matakanye had a concern when South Africa Attempted to help Zimbabwe Migrants through New Permit System. He realised that the policy will increase the number of Zimbabweans crossing the border without providing options of accommodation since Musina has a shortage of shelter.”

Email: messinalegaladvice@gmail.com

Jan Tshepo Sindane
Ukuthula Advice Office, Kwaggafontein  MP

Jan is from Nkangala, after matric he joined the Ukuthula Community Advice Office in 2011.  In 2015 he was promoted to be the Office Administrator and he enjoys his work because he likes working with people. He assists the Head Paralegal and mainly communicates with the CJN office about the radio project, prepares topics, record and edit audio for broadcast.

Email: jantsheposindane@gmail.com

Nhlanhla Matafeni
Dobsonville Advice Office, Johannesburg, GP

Nhlanhla is the Founding Director of Ekhaya Victim Empowerment Programme and looks at the Coordination of programme. In 2009, Nhlanhla worked for Child Welfare She is a registered Auxiliary Social Worker offering short-term counselling where necessary and refer clients to other agencies for longer-term therapy, legal and other specialist services. They also offer specialist services for the psychiatric management of traumatised clients.