Richard is a paralegal and activist, providing general advice to Orange Farm and the surrounding community. He is also mediator, counsellor, facilitating workshops, seminars, and promoting access to justice through taking part in the programmes of community radio stations. He is also a chairperson of the Association of Gauteng Advice Office and he serve on the National council of the Association of Community Advice Offices SA.
“Bricks” is also active in the social movements to protect the social justice issues in the community main issues that we are dealing with are cases such as housing & eviction, labour issues, land claim, domestic violence, racism and xenophobia. His paralegal work mainly focused on disadvantaged and vulnerable group within the community. He works hard making people aware of their human and legal rights. “People need advice on their constitutional rights and they have real problems relating to housing, water, sanitation, access to identity and other documents, like birth certificates.