Lawyers and Land Reform in South Africa: A Review of the Land, Housing & Development Work of the Legal Resources Centre (LRC)
Robin Palmer (Oxfam GB Land Policy Adviser)
An historical review of the land reform work of the South African Legal Resources Centre, a non-profit public interest law centre which seeks to use law as an instrument of justice by providing legal services for the vulnerable and marginalised. Includes the creation of the LRC; the challenge of ending apartheid – going for new laws, a new constitution, and social and economic rights; donors, the project approach and its impact on the LRC; review of the Land, Housing and Development Programme; future roles and possibilities for the LRC – relations with government, the Western Cape alliance?; the focus issue; the funding question ï¿½ internal or external?; what impacts beyond the borders?