advice office, noun phrase

Any of several centres established and staffed by the Black Sash (sense b), offering assistance with legal and other problems, particularly those caused by apartheid laws. Also attributive. Cf. aid centre.
1962 B. Wilks in Black Sash June 27Since January, 1956, twenty-six thousand Africans (26,000) have been ‘endorsed out’ of the Western Cape under the Bantu Urban Areas Act...In 1958, in an effort to give advice and assistance to some of these unfortunate people, the Black Sash established the Athlone Advice Office.
1990 Sash Vol.33 No.1, 26On Monday, 12 February 1990, the day on which Nelson Mandela came home to Johannesburg, the waiting room in the advice office was full.
Any of several centres established and staffed by the Black Sash (b), offering assistance with legal and other problems, particularly those caused by apartheid laws. Also attributive.

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