Who We Are

The Law Clinic, situated at 18-24 Crozier Street in Stellenbosch, subscribes to the following vision, mission and values:


  1. A community that is legally empowered and that possesses a strengthened capacity to exercise their rights, either as individuals or as members of the community;
  2. Law graduates who are professionally trained and are at the highest echelons insofar as their employability is concerned; and
  3. A broader South African community that is sensitised to their social justice responsibilities.


To bring our vision into reality the Law Clinic, through collaboration initiatives or otherwise, provides professional legal advice and representation in civil matters to members of the community who qualify for legal aid in Stellenbosch and surrounding areas and we offer legal education, including clinical legal education, to candidate attorneys, final-year law students and to members of the community, including the poor and marginalised.


The Law Clinic expects every employee to maintain the organization's core values ​​in dealing with clients, colleagues and other stakeholders:

  1. Commitment and passion
  2. Transparency
  3. Honesty and integrity
  4. Respect


Where We Are


Crozier Street 18-24 , 7600  

Tel: +27 (0)21 808 3600
Fax: +27 (0)21 887 6270
Email: Email: rhkadmin@sun.ac.za

The Clinic is closed on public holidays.

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1 Durban St , Worcester , 6849  

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Rietvallei Library , Lyell Street , Ceres  

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It is comforting and reassuring to know that in this area we have a Law clinic which appreciates the absolute importance of obtaining a qualified and experienced legal representation for parties who are saddled with legal issues.

I can attest to the fact that your clinic highly recognizes the importance of legal representation as a means of enforcing rights and interests.

I wish to express my thanks and sincere appreciation…for your willingness to be a champion of justice. Without your forthcoming response and your consideration to the matters which we had, we would be still sitting with protracted litigation and litigants saddled with high fees.

Thank you for such wonderful and immeasurable support. I do acknowledge your contribution to the justice system and it means a lot. I can’t thank you enough for what you have done for the court.
Regional Magistrate, Ms. Cnnziweni
March 2018



News coverage of landmark litigation
On 8 August 2018, the Law Clinic, Summit and 10 other applicants instituted legal proceedings against 49 respondents in the Western Cape High Court to seek judicial intervention in respect of certain debt collection practices. All the major role players in the credit industry are involved, including the major banks, lending institutions, the Ministers of Justice and Trade and Industry and the National Credit Regulator. The founding papers (the founding affidavit was deposed by our Stephan van der Merwe) can be accessed at: https://www.sulawclinic.co.za/resources/downloads.html. The litigation has been widely reported on in the media. Examples of newspaper articles regarding the litigation...
Law Clinic recommendation given effect to
The Law Clinic's submissions have been considered and incorporated in the report by the Independent Panel on the review of the current list of zero-rated VAT items. The panel recommends inter alia that sanitary items be zero-rated for VAT.            
Landmark legal action instituted

An application was filed with the Western Cape High Court today (8 August) in which the Stellenbosch University Law Clinic, Summit Financial Partners (Summit), and 10 of their clients request judicial intervention relating to debt collection practices. The intervention has the potential to dramatically impact on the South African financial landscape.


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