Ndifuna Ukwazi: Attorney

Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 29 March, 2019
Opportunity type: 

Ndifuna Ukwazi is an activist organisation and law centre that promotes the realisation of constitutional rights and social justice through providing organising, research and legal support and representation to poor and working class people, communities and social movements. The Organisation works to advance urban land justice in Cape Town through the protection and expansion of access to affordable housing; supporting tenants’ rights and security of tenure in both private and public housing; towards building a more just and equal city. Ndifuna Ukwazi works closely with Reclaim the City, a social movement of residents living and working in Cape Town’s inner city and surrounding areas. Ndifuna Ukwazi's Law Centre provides legal services to advance equitable access to land and housing, and related matters of public interest.

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

Salary: A salary commensurate with experience and with Ndifuna Ukwazi’s designated salary bands will be offered

Commencement date: As soon as possible 


  • Legal drafting and litigation
  • Advocacy and networking
  • Legal research to support litigation, submissions and campaigns
  • Consult with individuals and client communities
  • Case management
  • Provide legal advice and further interventions to support Reclaim the City and its members
  • Build and maintain relationships with communities, partner organisations and other stakeholders


  • Admitted and practising attorney
  • A minimum requirement of one years’ post-admission experience
  • Strong research and exceptional writing skills
  • Proven ability to work well under pressure, independently and as a team member
  • Interpersonal skills, including an ability to easily relate to, and work with people across race, class, gender and age
  • Self-motivated and productive
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Experience demonstrating a political consciousness and a commitment to advancing constitutional rights, social justice and equality
  • Fluency in at least two of Cape Town's three main languages is advantageous (English, IsiXhosa and Afrikaans)

To apply, submit your application to employment@nu.org.za with the subject “NU Vacancy: Attorney”. Include the following in your application:

  • A brief CV (including two contactable referees)
  • A letter of motivation
  • A sample of written work

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

For more about Ndifuna Ukwazi refer to nu.org.za

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

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