SAPRA is a paralegal advocacy non-profit company
* Paralegals (“grassroots barefoot lawyers”) are not legal professionals (Attorneys or Advocates). Paralegal organizations provide basic legal advice to individuals and communities who have no access to, or who cannot afford access to formal legal services.
SAPRA is registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission as a non-profit company (NPC 2018/620182/08).
The South African Pagan Rights Alliance (NPC) offers free, practical assistance on basic legal issues, including social welfare, employment disputes, infringement of and discrimination against personal legal and constitutional rights, and provides referrals to formal legal representation where necessary.
Note: We may not draft wills, draft agreements for the sale of both movable or immovable property, and with the sole exception of assisting clients to complete application forms for matters in the Equality Court or Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA), we may not draft or sign summons or other court documents.
We will negotiate and mediate inter-communal conflict, organize community development initiatives aimed at restoring justice, advocate for religious equality and equity, and promote human rights education.
SAPRA is designated as a religious organisation (as of 2008) in terms of section 5 of the Civil Union Act (Act 17 of 2006), and its religious marriage officers may solemnise both same-sex and heterosexual marriages.
This Alliance is an Executive Member of the South African Pagan Council (SAPC) and Chair of the SAPC Law Reform Committee.
SAPRA is a participating member of the Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network (WHRIN).