Centre for Rural Legal Studies | Land Portal
Focal point: 
Sharron Marco-Thyse (Director)
Phone number: 
+27 21 883 8032


Suidwall West Street Room 2001, Wintergraan Building
7600 Stellenbosch , Western Cape
South Africa
Western Cape ZA
Postal address: 
PO Box 1169, Plankenbrug Industrial, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, 7600
Working languages: 

The Centre for Rural Legal Studies (CRLS) was established in 1991 as a non-governmental organisation committed to the redistribution of power and resources in rural areas of the Western, Northern and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa. The CRLS has developed considerable expertise in training, research and advocacy in the land and labour sectors with a specific gender emphasis.

The CRLS promotes the land and labour interests of men and women farm workers in the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape of South Africa through:

  • training courses
  • information dissemination
  • research
  • advocacy
  • legal intervention and
  • development facilitation