Vision Statement

The Centre for Rural Legal Studies envisages a society where people are participating in and benefiting from a secure, prosperous and sustainable environment.

Mission Statement

The Centre for Rural Legal Studies is a non-profit organisation, based in the Western Cape. We believe in a sustainable rural society where power and resources are equitably distributed.

In partnership with the rural poor and rural support organisations we will:

  • Advocate for pro-poor policies and procedures
  • Build the capacity of rural people to undertake participatory action research, and
  • Use legal processes to bring about change.

We seek to achieve a sustainable rural livelihood where the poor:

  • understand their socio-economic rights ihave access to their rights
  • articulate their needs and iagitate to bring about social transformation.
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