Wednesday 22 May


We are pleased to announce that applications are open for the Students for Law and Social Justice/SECTION27 Fellowship which will commence in January 2016 and end in December 2016. The Fellowship Programme strives to build the research, advocacy and leadership capacity of two recent law graduates who are committed to social justice by working at SECTION27 where they will be conducting field, policy and legal research for SECTION27’s policy, advocacy and litigation work. The fellows will be expected to provide ongoing strategic support and mentorship to the SLSJ National Executive Committee and National Committee, thereby assisting in strengthening the relationship between SLSJ and SECTION27.

The Fellows will be required to work from SECTION27’s offices in Johannesburg for the duration of the Programme. All final year law students and masters students who are active members of SLSJ are invited to apply.


The application deadline is Tuesday 30 June 2015 at 17h00. Each application must be sent to Candidates selected for an interview will be notified within the first two weeks of July 2015. Interviews will take place at the end of July 2015.

All applications must include:

  • A Curriculum Vitae;
  • A motivational letter detailing the applicant’s suitability for the fellowship and involvement in SLSJ activities;
  • An example of any relevant piece of the applicant’s original writing between 1000 and 1500 words;
  • A full academic transcript; and
  • Contact details for three referees.

All applicants are required:

  • To possess an LLB from a South African university;
  • To have good research and writing skills;
  • To demonstrate commitment to social justice and evidence of active and consistent involvement in social justice work; and
  • To show knowledge of SECTION27’s mandate, work areas and current work.

Applicants’ social and economic backgrounds including disability, gender, race, class and the relative challenges faced in their university environment will be highly considered.

Additional desirable attributes which will assist a candidate in their application include:

  • Proficiency in multiple South African languages;
  • Volunteering or work experience in legal, human rights, organizing campaigns or campaigning;

If you have any questions about the SLSJ/SECTION27 Fellowship programme contact Siphelo Mbeki at


Categories: News


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *