Malawians and other foreigners living in South Africa will now access all the legal and public services they need to navigate life in the country via a new service.
Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), an organisation which provides free legal services to vulnerable and marginalised groups affected by xenophobia, with support from the Praekelt Foundation and the US Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, has launched a service called [email protected]
[email protected] is providing foreigners with information about their legal rights in South Africa and gives them a platform to report any issues they may be facing.
Foreigners can access information on permits, health, education and unlawful arrest. Users will also be able to report corruption, xenophobia and arrests.
To access the service, foreigners need to dial *120*8864*1538# on any network and legal experts will provide them with help to their problem and the network providers will deduct airtime for the service.
The service is currently available in English, Kiswahili, Somali, French and other languages
[email protected] launched last week at the Lawyer for Human Rights Johannesburg offices.