Congratulations to all the winners of the Pro Bono Awards on 7 September

On Thursday 7 September 2017 the fourth Pro Bono Awards ceremony was held at The Social Kitchen at Exclusive Books in Hyde Park Corner. There were 11 award categories, won by: Refugee Law – Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc. Housing Law – Sonkozi Ngalonkulu Attorneys Estates Law – Mojelo Hlazo Attorneys Community Advice Office – Ntsu

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

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

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

A student’s experience at ProBono.Org

By Nadia Avis. Let me first mention that I had an amazing time at ProBono.Org. I was so proud to be able to job shadow in such an organisation. It gave me a chance to see people who genuinely care about their community. Before I went to ProBono.Org I thought

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

ProBono.Org welcomes and supports shortlisting of Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh for Public Protector

Article by Richard Chemaly. Following the Students for Law and Social Justice’s nomination of the executive director of the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) for the position of public protector, Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh is on the parliamentary shortlist for the job. ProBono.Org has worked with Ramjathan-Keogh from her days at Lawyers for Human

The Legal Practice Act and Community Service

Article by Erica Emdon ProBono.Org is involved in discussions with stakeholders on the Legal Practice Act, and we are developing our own position on what we think “community service” (dealt with in Section 29 of the Act) should constitute. Section 29 of the Act covers people within the legal profession, more specifically