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.
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 ,
Celebrating the contribution of the legal profession
Once again, on 6 September we celebrated the extraordinary work being undertaken by lawyers, the media, the NGO sector, students and others in promoting human rights and the interests of the poor and marginalised. Not only did this third award ceremony mark great achievements, but it marked our 10th anniversary.
Pro Bono Law on Radio Today
For the past nine years ProBono.Org, in partnership with Norton Rose Fulbright SA (NRF), has had a half-hour slot on Radio Today every second Thursday evening. The aim of the programme is to inform the public about the Bill of Rights and to discuss broader constitutional issues. We have been
The official opening launch of the Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha
On Thursday, 13 October 2016, ProBono.Org Cape Town attended the official opening launch of the Isivivana Centre in Khayelitsha. The centre is like none before, and aims to make access to social justice realisable and accessable to marginalised communities. It will house a total of 9 NGO's, such as the new ProBono.Org
ProBono.Org teams up with Clyde & Co on behalf of a student
Article by Richard Chemaly ProBono.Org was informed of the difficulties being faced by a University of Cape Town (UCT) student, Rethabile Makoanyana, who was unable to graduate due to outstanding fees. The primary issue was that a Free State municipality had contractually agreed to pay his fees but failed to
Domestic violence, with a focus on economic abuse and the suspended warrant
Article by Swazi Malinga When one mentions the word domestic violence, the immediate picture that comes to mind is that of a battered woman covered in bruises with a swollen face. However the truth of the matter is that domestic violence does not end there. Perhaps she was threatened, intimidated and
Women’s Day Breakfast
Durban director ShamikaDwarika with EvitaBezuidenhout ProBono.Org Durban currently has 218 firms on our panel of attorneys and is signing up new firms all the time. We deal with so many attorneys, but very rarely do we have an opportunity to socialise with them. Recently, however, attorneys Garlicke
Pro Bono Attorneys needed for Master of the High Court Help Desk
Article by Neo Chokoe The Pretoria office of ProBono.Org holds a weekly legal clinic at the office of the Master of the High Court, Pretoria. The aim of this project is to give pro bono attorneys a platform to assist poor clients with issues pertaining to the administration of deceased