The Great People of South Africa was formed on the 10th of June 2019 and was officially registered on the 27th of August 2019 through the Department of Social Development. The organisation was started by Zintle Khobeni who is a human rights activist and now a 3rd year Law student at the University of South Africa She then mobilized other law students mainly women from various backgrounds to join her. Together they formed and registered the organisation with the sole intention of using the Constitution and their basic legal knowledge to establish a non-profit organisation that would function as a paralegal advice centre. The organisation offers free basic legal advice and advocates against human rights violations towards people in indigent communities with specific target on women, children and the LGBTQI+ community while fearlessly advocating for their rights.
The WVLSA project aims to achieve a just and an equal society that is inclusive and prioritizes women and girl’s rights, the LGBTQI+ community and those living with disability. We want to achieve gender equality and challenge issues that arise from gender exclusion and inequality in all corners of our society. Women in particular have been disregarded for many centuries and because of patriarchal norms this attitude continues to go unattended, the exclusion of womxn from social, economic and political activities is and has always been normalized therefore we want to fearlessly challenge this unconstitutional and inhuman narrative.