Ndifuna Ukwazi: Attorney

Ndifuna Ukwazi
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 18 August, 2017
Opportunity type: 

Ndifuna Ukwazi is a nonprofit activist organisation and law centre that combines research, political organising and litigation in campaigns to advance urban land justice in Cape Town with a primary mission is to expand and protect access to affordable housing & build an inclusive city. 

Ndifuna Ukwazi seeks to appoint an Attorney to be based in Cape Town.

Start Date: August 2017

The Attorney will provide legal support to individuals and client communities. This is a great opportunity for a progressive activist lawyer to gain experience working alongside those directly engaged in housing and urban land struggles.  


  • Legal drafting and litigation
  • Advocacy and networking
  • Legal research to support litigation, submissions and campaigns
  • Meeting with individuals and client communities
  • Case management
  • Build and maintain relationships with communities, partner organisations and other stakeholders


  • Admitted and practising attorney
  • A minimum requirement of one-year post-admission experience
  • Strong research and exceptional writing skills
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure, independently and as a team member
  • Self-motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Fluency in at least two of Cape Town's three main languages is advantageous (English, isiXhosa and Afrikaans)
  • Passionate, Committed and Politically Conscious

To apply, submit your CV with a covering letter to employment@nu.org.za

Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal

For more about Ndifuna Ukwazi, refer to http://nu.org.za

For other vacancies in the NGO sector, refer to www.ngopulse.org/vacancies

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