Participation in Africa Month
By Muchengeti Hwacha, Johannesburg Intern.
As an organisation that works to protect and promote the rights of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers, ProBono.Org was invited to join a coalition of civil society organisations in planning events to celebrate Africa Day.
Given the recent xenophobic rhetoric from leaders across the political spectrum and
National Elections - a mediator’s perspective
By Muchengeti Hwacha, Johannesburg intern.
On 8 May 2019 South Africans went to the polls for national and provincial (general) elections for only the sixth time in the democratic Republic’s short 25 year history, and only the fifth time that the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) facilitated the election process. Despite that
The importance of estate planning and having a will in place
By Naeelah Williams, Cape Town
Estate planning can be defined as planning and preparing for the transfer of a person’s assets upon death. Policies, pension funds, immovable and movable property all form part of one’s deceased estate. However, so does one’s debts and liabilities.
This article aims to amplify the significance of
Section 17 of the Consumer Protection Act, the lacuna
By Sanele Zondi, Durban Intern
The Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 (“the Act”), is one of the most important pieces of legislation for the indigent. The purpose of the Act as per section 3(1) is to promote and advance the economic and social welfare of the consumer by providing the
Unlawful Property Sales and Illegal Evictions by “Agents”
By Zunaid Latief, Cape Town intern
In South Africa the conventional purchase and sale of immovable property is administered by registered estate agents who analyse the property market, accompany clients to property sites, discuss and advise on conditions of sale and prepare agreements of purchase and sale between buyers and sellers.
Dialogue on Mandela the Lawyer
In collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF), ProBono.Org held a dialogue on Nelson Mandela the legal practitioner on 11 October to mark the centenary of Madiba’s birth.
The conversation was the first of several planned to start a conversation about the importance of pro bono work and the ethics and
Defamation via social media – rights vs responsibilities
By Uzair Adams
Social media platforms have become an increasingly convenient and instant means of communication across the globe. However, easy access to Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter, amongst others, does not come without drawbacks, particularly relating to matters of defamation.
Defamation via social media has been the bone of contention of
Child abduction – the new scourge of the nation
By Courtney Cupido, Cape Town intern.
According to a recent Eye Witness News report, there have been at least 13 reported cases of child abduction and attempted kidnappings in communities across the Western Cape since 8 August 2018. The motives for these abductions may vary from forced child labour, financial
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
Top city human rights lawyer dies
Such a very tragic loss. Rudolph Jansen, human rights lawyer has passed away. ProBono.Org wishes his family and all who knew him our condolences.
Article courtesy of www.iol.co.za/
Pretoria News / 27 November 2017, 07:55am / Zelda Venter.
THE legal fraternity is mourning the death of human rights lawyer Rudolph Jansen, who fought against injustice on