ProBono.Org is a young, dynamic NGO that works with the private legal profession to provide pro bono legal services to the poor.
We harness the enormous skill, might and strength of the South African private legal fraternity to cases and clients that we identify. Our existence is a response to the lack of access to justice for people in South African who are unable to pay for their own private legal representation.Section 34 of our Constitution, giving everyone the right to have any dispute resolved by the application of law decided in a fair public hearing before a court, or… another independent and impartial tribunal or forum, has no meaning whatsoever, if a person is unable to afford representation. ProBono.Org has as its goal, the creation of sufficient free legal representation for all who need it.
ProBono.Org Cape Town
By Uzair Adams. 2016 has undoubtedly been a momentous year for ProBono.Org as we celebrated the organisation’s 10th anniversary, which coincided with the launch of a new office in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The formal opening of the Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha took place on 13 October 2016. The centre is managed by
Appreciation Day for ProBono.Org Durban attorneys
By Shamika Dwarika. Kevin Duke received the Most Dedicated Attorney certificate On 23 September 2016 the Durban office hosted an event at the Gateway Hotel in Umhlanga to show our appreciation to attorneys who have gone beyond expectations in meeting their pro bono obligations. While the majority
KZN Blind & Deaf Society
By Shamika Dwarika. The Durban office recently made contact with the KZN Blind and Deaf Society and we held our first seminar for them on 15 November 2016. Sanelisiwe Nyasulu of Garlicke and Bousfield spoke about housing. This was very well attended and it was heartwarming to see the gratitude
A student’s experience at ProBono.Org
By Nadia Avis. Let me first mention that I had an amazing time at ProBono.Org. I was so proud to be able to job shadow in such an organisation. It gave me a chance to see people who genuinely care about their community. Before I went to ProBono.Org I thought
We visit Community Advice Offices in Limpopo
By Tshenolo Masha. On 17 November 2016, Tshenolo Masha met with the 16 Limpopo Community advice offices in Polokwane at the South African Human Rights Commission to reflect on the work of the ProBono.Org Community Advice Office Support Project during 2016. Community advice office representatives gave feedback on the successes and
National Credit Act training in Pretoria
By Neo Chokoe The National Credit Act is known for the much needed shift it brought into the market for consumers and credit providers alike. ProBono.Org Pretoria saw fit to have a training session on certain aspects of the Act for attorneys and advocates. The training took place at Spoor and Fisher
Orange Farm Community Workshop
By Thato Mashishi, Fasken Martineau. On 20 October 2016, ProBono.Org in partnership with Fasken Martineau hosted a community workshop in Orange Farm. Presentations were made by professionals from Fasken Martineau: Gia Abrahamson, Nasipi Mantshule and Thato Mashishi. The presentations covered Children’s Rights, Domestic Violence and Maintenance and were conducted in English,
Official book launch of former Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke
On Tuesday, 29 November 2016, ProBono.Org Cape Town attended the official book launch of former Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke which was held at the Isivivana Centre. The event was jointly hosted by Equal Education Law Centre, The Book Lounge and Pan Macmillan. The launch was interactive and was well attended by
Radio Today: Talking about gender rights and housing
Our guest was Tarisai Mugunyani. She is an attorney in the Land and Housing Unit at Lawyers for Human Rights in Pretoria. She was talking about gender rights and housing. LHR is providing assistance in matters involving large scale urban evictions, and the concomitant housing rights of the urban homeless.
16 Days of Activism For no violence against Women
Our first event for the 16 Days of Activism For no violence against Women and Children took place at the Orange Farm Community Office. The event was well attended even by males who have shown their support of this campaign. Swazi an attorney from ProBono. Org and Bricks a Paralegal ,