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.
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.
ProBono.Org Durban - Labour Law Workshop for the staff of the Aryan Benevolent Homes
ProBono.Org Durban held a Labour Law Workshop for the staff of the Aryan Benevolent Homes on the 23rd of May. The workshop focused on the proper procedures for Disciplinary Enquiries as well as an overview of the various forms of dismissal. The speaker was Sanelisiwe Nyasulu of Garlicke & Bousfield
Patrick Bracher with guest Christine Reddell, an attorney at the Centre for Environmental Rights.
Our guest this week was Christine Reddell, an attorney at the Centre for Environmental Rights. Christine authored the report on the effectiveness of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) in 2016, on behalf of the Access to Information Network. Join Patrick Bracher for ProBono Law on alternate Thursdays at
ProBono.Org Durban - Divorce Mediation Seminar for Attorneys
ProBono.Org Durban held a Divorce Mediation Seminar for attorneys on the 25th of April at the Law Library Boardroom. The speaker was Mahomed Essack from Essack and Hansa Attorneys. We focused on the role of Mediators in Divorces and Family Law disputes. It was a very informative session.
ProBono.Org Cape Town and Bowman Gilfillan invited by Amnesty International to be panelists on the Constitutional Matters programme hosted by Voice of the Cape
On the 19th of April 2017 ProBono.Org Cape Town and Bowman Gilfillan were invited by Amnesty International to be panelists on the Constitutional Matters programme hosted by Voice of the Cape, a local community radio station. The public education programme is aimed at transformative constitutionalism. This particular session focused on the
Our help desks are expanding
By Shamika Dwarika, Elsabe Steenhuisen and Tshenolo Masha. Help desks have proven to be a good service point for pro bono access. They are well situated and within easy reach for clients who frequent the courts or government departments requiring legal advice. They are also a convenient and efficient system for
Thanking our Pretoria pro bono lawyers
by Neo Chokoe. On 6 April 2017 ProBono. Org Pretoria hosted its first Lawyers Appreciation Ceremony to say thank you to the lawyers that have done pro bono work in collaboration with its office. The event was attended by 38 guests including Judge Mudau from the Gauteng Division, Johannesburg. The Pretoria
Celebrating Human Rights Day with children
- 21 March 2017
by Elsabe Steenhuisen. A special day for the children in homes in the inner city of Johannesburg was organised by Lefika La Phodiso at the restaurant area at Constitution Hill. One of the organisations participating was the Art Therapy Centre, which uses art to assist children to deal with their emotions,