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Legal intern vacancy at MACUA-WAMUA


The MACUA-WAMUA Advice Office is seeking to appoint a legal intern to support local social audits in mining affected communities around the country

The MACUA-WAMUA Advice Office (MWAO) is a non-profit, civil society organisation working with mining affected communities across South Africa. MACUA and WAMUA branches conduct social audits of mining companies' Social Labour Plans (SLPs). Through our community-driven audits, we uncover various forms of abuses and false reporting by mining companies who operate outside of the law with impunity. As a community-based movement we seek to expose this corruption through our communications' platforms and mobilise the public to take a stand against their exclusion and oppression.

MWAO seeks to appoint a Legal Intern to be based in Johannesburg but who would be required to travel to various locations across the country to support local social audits conducted by MACUA branches.

Remuneration: A basic stipend will be offered for the position

The Legal Intern will undertake the following responsibilities:

  • Legal research and writing
  • Factual research on specific cases and audits.
  • Coordinate and manage MWAO`s work on accessing information required for local audits.
  • Assist with legal support during protests and campaigns.
  • Prepare internal briefs and memos on cases
  • Liaise with Legal clinics and other legal organisations who support our work as required.
  • General legal assistance to branches


  • LLB Degree (recent graduates are encouraged to apply)
  • Demonstrate an interest in human rights work
  • Proactive attitude and enthusiasm for MACUA`s mission and vision
  • Advanced research skills
  • English language, both written and verbal
  • Interpersonal skills as well as ability to work closely with diverse group of community groups
  • Well organised with administrative and file management skills 

To apply: Submit your CV (maximum three pages), letter of motivation and three contactable references to 

Closing date: 31 August 2020

No late applications will be accepted. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview. 

If you do not hear from the organisation within 30 days of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

For more about MACUA and WAMUA, refer to