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.
Save the Date:
Pro Bono 2017 Annual Awards Ceremony
Save the date for this years Pro Bono Annual Awards Ceremony! This year we are very fortunate to have Pravin Gordhan as our Keynote Speaker. Please remember to RSVP: Phumi@probono.org.za to reserve your place at this years event.
The unsung heroes of ProBono.Org, Durban
By Petrina Chetty. Fawzia KhanFawzia Khan of Fawzia Khan & Associates is a sole proprietor and general litigation attorney. She joined our panel in 2015. Since then, Ms Khan has maintained a consistent presence at ProBono.Org due to her desire to help people. Apart from taking
We salute our East Rand pro bono attorneys
By Swazi Malinga. Sumadhi Naidoo Attorneys The ProBono.Org Palm Ridge help desk services the community of Thokoza, Alberton and Palm Ridge. The help desk is operational on Mondays and clients receive assistance with family law matters, deceased estate and maintenance cases. We would like to salute our
Life Esidimeni – lessons on the importance of health checks for NGOs
By Tshenolo Masha The appalling and unnecessary loss of life resulting from the Life Esidimeni tragedy has cast a spotlight on the many inefficiencies within our health system. It was however the lack of governance and legal advice in the NGOs involved that highlights the need for pro bono assistance
Mandatory Pro Bono or Not?
By Erica Emdon I recently attended the Pro Bono Institute (PBI) annual conference in Washington DC. This conference, convened every year by the PBI, a United States based NGO that promotes pro bono, is a gathering of NGOs, law firms, pro bono lawyers, justice officials and bar associations (similar to
When can an employer be held liable for an employee’s injuries?
By Swazi Malinga When Mr A contacted our offices he was convinced that he had a claim against his employer for the injuries he sustained and, further, that he had a case of unfair labour practice against his employer. Mr A was employed by a company named B as a
ProBono.Org Office Changes
by Erica Emdon. Pretoria ProBono.Org office ProBono.Org opened an office in Pretoria in May 2015, in a joint arrangement with the Law Society of the Northern Provinces. The office was based in Visagie Street Pretoria, and was established to enable the LSNP to have a place where clients could come for legal
Patrick Bracher with guest Mr Tseliso Thipanyane who is on CASAC’s Executive Committee
Our guest this week was Mr Tseliso Thipanyane who is on CASAC’s Executive Committee. He will also be the CEO of the Human Rights Commission from 1 June 2017. He was talking about the proposed collapse of several of the Chapter 9 institutions into an umbrella body to be named
Home Affairs names and shames SA’s abandoned children
Article published on the Daily Maverick, 18 OCT 2016 01:00 (SOUTH AFRICA), by ROBYN WOLFSON VORSTER. Child abandonment is a scourge in South Africa. As numbers soar, the battle is on to ensure that abandonment does not permanently define the lives of survivors. But those efforts are being severely hampered by
ProBono.Org Cape Town & ENSafrica - Fraud Workshop
On the 24th of May, ProBono.Org Cape Town in conjuction with ENSafrica held a community workshop on Fraud. The speaker was Candace Lategan from ENS Forensics and attendees found the session to be quite interactive and informative.