The dead man’s property
By Neliswa Ncama, Durban intern
The passing of a loved one is one of the most challenging experiences that a family has to face. After a funeral, they are left to pick up the pieces and figure out how to proceed after this tragedy. The family would have to begin the
Events and work with SMME's
By Swazi Malinga.
ProBono.Org generally provides legal assistance on corporate governance to young aspiring entrepreneurs, business start-ups and SMMEs by referring their requests for assistance to law firms who have volunteered their services on a pro bono basis. We assist clients with an annual turnover of less than R1million.
Because many of
Phumi Ngenelwa Celebrating 10 years with ProBono.Org
Phumzile (Phumi) Ngenelwa is the Office Manager at ProBono.Org. On 1 July she celebrated her ten-year anniversary with the organisation.
She came from the firm CA Schoeman Attorneys in Northcliff, where she worked for two years as a filing clerk, later becoming an administrator. She heard about ProBono.Org through one of
ProBono.Org Durban’s Appreciation Day 2018
By Shamika Dwarika
The Durban office of ProBono.Org hosted its third annual Appreciation Day on 20 April at Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal. The occasion is an opportunity for us to thank the attorneys who have given generously of their services on a pro bono basis, as well as expressing
Mediation at ProBono.Org
By Swazi Malinga.
As part of our service to the community, we offer pro bono mediation. We have a panel of qualified and dedicated mediators who are readily available to assist our clients. In the family law context, we offer mediation to parents of minor children, often parents who are
By Elsabe Steenhuisen.
In short, the answer is “yes”. The reasoning, with reference to case law, follows below.
1. What does the Common Law state?
The Common Law position is that children below the age of seven are infans and cannot act. A curator or a guardian has to act on behalf of
Probono.Org Durban: eThekwini Youth Employability Indaba & KZN Career Expo
ProBono.Org Durban was fortunate to be able to participate at the eThekwini Youth Employability Indaba & KZN Career Expo at the ICC. The three day expo is being held for the youth to attend to increase the level of youth participation in the mainstream economy. The expo enabled ProBono.Org to
Welcome to Michelle Odayan - ProBono.Org’s new National Director
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Michelle Odayan as the National Director of ProBono.Org as from April 2018. She is a nonpractising Advocate of the High Court of South Africa (BA.LLB), a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of the Indiba–Africa Group, a human and rights centered development practice.
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
The unsung heroes of ProBono.Org, Durban
By Petrina Chetty.
Fawzia Khan of Fawzia Khan & Associates is a sole proprietor and general litigation attorney. She joined our panel in 2015. Since then, Ms Khan has maintained a consistent presence at ProBono.Org due to her desire to help people. Apart from taking on numerous matters, Ms Khan