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.
DECEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER - ISSUE 43
2015 has been an eventful year, with many dramatic issues hitting the headlines, from xenophobia rearing its head again to the recent student activism against the cost of higher education. In this edition we highlight some of the prominent issues dealt with in our Joburg, Durban and Pretoria offices this
Constitutionally speaking: Patrick Bracher hosted Tricia Erasmus, Senior Associate – pro bono and human rights, at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr attorneys.
To mark 3 December as International Day for Disabled Persons, Tricia spoke about the rights of the disabled in general, and in the workplace. Link: http://production98089.podomatic.com where all ProBono Law podcasts can be accessed. Join Patrick Bracher for ProBono Law on alternate Thursdays at 18h30 (GMT+2), proudly brought to you by ProBono.Org and Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa. ProBono.Org actively
Patrick Bracher hosts Ben Winks, attorney with the Dispute Resolution department at Webber Wentzel
Constitutionally speaking : The public's right to know: Editors' Forum meets the Deputy President. Patrick Bracher hosts Ben Winks, attorney with the Dispute Resolution department at Webber Wentzel. Link: http://production98089.podomatic.com where all ProBono Law podcasts can be accessed. Join Patrick Bracher for ProBono Law on alternate Thursdays at 18h30 (GMT+2), proudly brought to you by ProBono.Org and
OCTOBER 2015 NEWSLETTER - ISSUE 42
We dedicate this issue to the Pro Bono Awards Ceremony held at The Hill, Constitution Hill on 17 September 2015 This year’s ceremony was held on home ground, at The Hill Café at Constitution Hill. Over 180 attorneys, advocates and friends attended the event. Our Master of Ceremonies was David Lewis,
ProBono.Org Durban hosted a seminar on Drafting of Lease Agreements
ProBono.Org Durban hosted a seminar on Drafting of Lease Agreements in terms of the Consumer Protection Act. Ms Jenny Finnigan of Shepstone and Wylie was the presenter. The seminar was held on Friday, the 27th of November at the offices of Shepstone and Wylie in Umhlanga. Attendees found the seminar very
In support of 16 days of activism against gender-based violence
Probono.Org Pretoria has set up a legal clinic at the Domestic Court in 174 Visagie Street Pretoria to support the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence campaign. The clinic was staffed by Advocate Mulalo Makhomu today and will continue to operate for a week for members of the public to
SAHRC: People need access to land and housing
South Africa is 21 years into democracy, and many poor people are still without houses, basic services, and continue to routinely face inhumane evictions. Dysfunctional cooperative governance relations; a lack of capacity, and the ineffective application of policy, are some of the reasons for this, according to a report by
Domestic Partnerships seminar hosted by Probono.Org Durban
ProBono.Org Durban hosted a seminar for attorneys on Domestic Partnerships on Tuesday, the 17th of November. The speaker was Ms Kate Oosthuizen of Shepstone & Wylie attorneys. The venue was the Victoria and Griffiths Mxenge law library boardroom.
Swapped babies to remain with families raising them
Congratulations to Henk Strydom of Strydom Attorneys. He represented one of the mothers, who initiated this case, on a pro bono basis. He also does a great deal of pro bono work for children, and has been actively involved in assisting children in our One Child a Year Campaign.ProBono.Org wishes to
Radio Today - Withdrawl of South Africa from the ICC
Constitutionally speaking. Withdrawl of South Africa from the ICC. Patrick Bracher hosts Mia Swart, professor in international law and international human rights law at the University of Johannesburg. Link: http://production98089.podomatic.com where all ProBono Law podcasts can be accessed. Join Patrick Bracher for ProBono Law on alternate Thursdays at 18h30 (GMT+2), proudly brought to you by ProBono.Org and Norton