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@PBracher1 @NLegal_ZA and Natasha Rech from @BowmanGilfillan.

Constitutionally speaking: 16 Days of Activism: What are we doing to help? Patrick Bracher hosts Natasha Rech, Senior Associate at Bowman Gilfillan.

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Inaugural Pro Bono Awards Ceremony, 7 October 2014

The very first Annual Pro Bono Awards Ceremony in South Africa was held at the stylish Katy’s Palace Bar in Johannesburg on 7 October 2014. 150 attorneys, advocates and mediators attended the event that was ably MC-ed by attorney and social media expert Emma Sadleir.

The event was held to recognise the impressive contribution made by pro bono attorneys (part-time and full-tim), law firms and advocates to the lives of low-income people in South Africa. Journalists reporting on pro bono cases, drawing the public’s attention to cases that change the lives of the poor, were also recognised.
The aim of the event was to honour and celebrate this important work and also increase and grow the involvement and commitment of the legal profession.

Read the full article in our October Newsletter here

OCTOBER 2014 NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 36

OCTOBER 2014 NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 36

The very first Annual Pro Bono Awards Ceremony in South Africa was held at the stylish Katy’s Palace Bar in Johannesburg on 7 October 2014. 150 attorneys, advocates and mediators attended the event that was ably MC-ed by attorney and social media expert Emma Sadleir.
The event was held to recognise the impressive contribution made by pro bono attorneys (part-time and full-time), law firms and advocates to the lives of low-income people in South Africa. Journalists reporting on pro bono matters, drawing the public’s attention to cases that change the lives of the poor, were also recognised. The aim of the event was to honour and celebrate this important work and also increase and grow the involvement and commitment of the legal profession.
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Odette Geldenhuys – Constitutionally Speaking: Rights of people with intellectual and/or psychiatric disabilities

Patrick Bracher (@PBracher1 @NLegal_ZA) hosts Odette Geldenhuys (@webberwentzel).

Constitutionally Spaeking: Rights of people with intellectual and/or psychiatric disabilities.
Odette Geldenhuys is a Senior Associate in the Pro Bono Practice at Webber Wentzel. She founded a ProBono.Org as the first pro bono clearinghouse in South Africa in 2006 and prior to that she was responsible for implementing the Justice Centre model for Legal Aid South Africa. Her expertise is broadly in the field of public interest law, and an overarching career interest in access to justice.

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Patrick Bracher (@PBracher1 @NLegal_ZA) and Vlad Movshovich #GoodFaith #HumanRights.

Constitutionally speaking @PBracher1 @NLegal_ZA hosts Vlad Movshovich about #GoodFaith #HumanRights in contracts.

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@PBracher1 @NLegal_ZA and Lawson Naidoo from @CASACZA; #PublicProtector

Lawson Naidoo is the Executive Secretary of the Council for the Advancement of the South African Constitution (CASAC), an organisation committed to the principles of progressive constitutionalism, democracy and the rule of law. He was the Special Advisor to the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Frene Ginwala, from 1994 to 1999. The topic of this show is “What is the role of the public protector?”

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Patrick Bracher (@PBracher1 @NLegal_ZA) and David Bilchitz (@Davebil36) #Directors #UJ.

This week’s guest is David Bilchitz, discussing the “Fundamental Rights and the Duties of Directors”.
David Bilchitz is a Professor at the University of Johannesburg; Director, SAIFAC (SA Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights and International Law
(which is a centre of UJ); Secretary-General, International Association of Constitutional Law; Co-editor of a volume called Human Rights Obligations of Business: Beyond the Corporate Responsibility to Respect, published by Cambridge University Press in 2013.

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AUGUST 2014 NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 35

AUGUST 2014 NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 35

In this issue we profile the people and the excellent work of the Durban Pro Bono.Org office. We introduce you to the new staff members and focus on the legal education workshops, legal achievements and pertinent legal issues handled by the team.
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SAPS ‘failed’ burnt woman

POLICE are investigating the conduct of the Sophiatown police station after alleged negligence by its officers resulted in a woman being set on fire. The investigation comes more than nine months after the
gruesome murder, as the woman’s family struggle to cope. Brenda Hedges lived for more than a decade with her daughters, Lucille and Cecilia Schaper, Cecilia’s husband Roeland Bosman, and the couple’s five children in Newlands. All three women were granted protection orders against Bosman because of years of physical and emotional abuse, but polic

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