Civil Society Organization
Focal point: 
Emily Tjale
Phone number: 
+27 11 833 1060/3


Unit 530 Khotso House
62 Marshall Street Marshalltown
2107 Johannesburg , Gauteng
South Africa
Gauteng ZA
Working languages: 


LAMOSA is an independent Community Based Organization (CBO) advocating for land and agrarian rights, and substantive democracy through facilitating sustainable development. 

LAMOSA was established in 1991 to mobilize disposed communities to collectively fight discriminatory colonial and apartheid land laws, racial and gender discrimination and poverty. LAMASO in partnership with the government and Civil Society Organization (CSO) work in four provinces- Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northwest and Gauteng provinces.

LAMOSA was formed by 48 dispossessed communities in 1991, to mobilize and empower its affiliates to collectively fight discriminatory colonial and apartheid forced removals, racial and gender discrimination, and to play an active role in contributing towards the redress, dismantling and eradicating apartheid poverty and its manifestations. LAMOSA was formally registered as Non-profit organisation in 2001. LAMOSA is an innovative advocacy, transformational and progressive development facilitation agency that has creatively applied Rights Sustainable Livelihoods (RSL) tools of analysis and People Centered and Development (PCD) approaches to understand the challenges of every phase of dispossessed and landless rural people struggles. It is this dynamic calibre that has seen it through many difficult periods.

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