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.
Workshop at Fasken Martineau Johannesburg on after hours bail
Probono.org hosted a workshop at Fasken Martineau Johannesburg on after hours bail. We're setting up a panel of private attorneys to assist and address instances where people are detained after hours and cannot get access to legal representation, especially in instances of protest. Thanks to Adv Bilal Bodhania of Duma Nokwe
Aids Free World 2016
ProBono.Org Durban is currently staffing the #AidsFreeWorld #LegalConsultationCentre at the World Aids Conference where we are busy! Its a great place to talk with a lawyer at no cost.
Radio Today speaks to guest Maurice Smithers, project manager of the People’s Coalition Against Xenophobia (PCAX)
To mark World Refugee Day on 20 June, our guest for the show on 7 July will be Maurice Smithers, project manager of the People’s Coalition Against Xenophobia (PCAX). The PCAX have launched a campaign against the Refugee Amendment Bill. PCAX, which consists of institutions such as Corruption Watch‚ Lawyers
Family Law workshop for the community of Tembisa at Rabasotho Hall
Probono.Org organized a Family Law workshop for the community of Tembisa at Rabasotho Hall. This would not have been possible without the assistance of our volunteer attorneys from Fasken Martineau, who did presentations on the Domestic Violence Act, Children's Act and the Maintenance Act.
The One Child a Year (OCAY) Project
Article by Luke Gonçalves, OCAY legal intern, published in Probono.Org June 2016 Newsletter. The National Child Care and Protection Forum Meeting, 7 - 9 March 2016 By virtue of ProBono.Org’s expanding One Child a Year (OCAY) project which launched in 2014, our presence was secured as a stakeholder at the National Child
Itsoseng Women’s Project, Orange Farm
Article by Annelie du Plessis, published in Probono.Org June 2016 Newsletter. Mrs Zanele Gladys Mokolo, in her capacity as coordinator of the Itsoseng Women’s Project (IWP), approached our offices for assistance in a matter involving the Johannesburg Property Company. The IWP serves the community of Orange Farm by providing skills training
Case Study: Maintenance order granted for C
Article published in Probono.Org June 2016 Newsletter. On 25 June 2015 our offices sent out a request for assistance on behalf of a young man in need of financial assistance from his biological father. This young man had previously been removed from his family home (due to substance abuse) and placed
Case Study: Placement in cases of special need
Article published in Probono.Org June 2016 Newsletter. J, a girl of 7, was found abandoned on the 9th floor of the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg in December 2015. An initial assessment by the hospital staff showed that she could be autistic. The police were called to transfer her to
RADIO TODAY: @PBracher1 with guest, Nikhiel Deeplal
In light of the 40th anniversary of the 1976 student protests, Nikhiel talks about the relevance of 16 June 1976 to today’s students and whether the rights demanded then have been realised, even though they may be written into our constitution, e.g.: • The right to equality (section 9). Equal education
Address by Justice Ponnan of the Supreme Court of Appeal∗ at the launch by the Centre for Child Law of the Guidelines for Legal Representation of Children in Civil Matters
When I was informed by the Registrar of my court that I had been invited to speak about my judgment in Centre for Child Law v Hoërskool Fochville & another 2016 (2) SA 121;  4 All SA 571 (SCA), my response was that Judges are supposed to speak through