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@PBracher1 @NLegal_ZA with @AntonHarber; #OscarTrial #OscarPistorius; @EricaEmdon.

Professor Anton Harber talking about  TV media reporting in trials, using the example of the current case, that is debating this issue, in relation to the Oscar Pistorius trial.
Professor Anton Harber is the Caxton Professor of Journalism and Media Studies and Director of the Journalism Programme at Wits University.

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Refugee Law Workshop – 12 February 2014

On the 12 February 2014 ProBono.Org held a Refugee Law Workshop at Bowman Gilfillan offices in Sandton, Johannesburg. The workshop was a success with an attendance of 27 professionals from various different law firms. Kaajal Ramajathan- Keogh, a Refugee Law expert, from Lawyers for Human Rights presented the workshop and provided an in-depth analysis on the legislation, the lived realities of refugees and asylum seekers in South Africa, the legal problems that they face and how attorneys can assist this vulnerable group to exercise their rights.

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Womens’ Day

On 14 August 2013 ProBono.Org held its 5th annual Women’s Day Focus at the Constitution Hill. The event was tremendously successful. Thanks to the gracious contribution of time provided by everyone involved, ninety one women were able to gain access to legal advice that they may not otherwise have been able to seek due to their distressed economic position.The aim of the event was to provide women with pro bono legal advice and assistance and to educate them on a relevant topic of the law. Clients began arriving for registration at around 08h30. While they waited to consult with the attorneys they had an opportunity to interact with various NGOs that were invited to publicise their services. This year the following NGos attended:

  • Sonke Gender Justice Unit
  • Legal Aid South Africa
  • The Family Life Centre (FAMSA)
  • Community Life Network
  • Blacksash

ProBono.Org’s Submission on the Legal Practice Bill

DRAFT 3
AMENDMENTS PROPOSED BY PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE PURSUANT TO DISCUSSIONS ON 13 AND 15 AUGUST 2013
NOTE TO PC:
ALL RE-NUMBERING AND CROSS REFERENCES WILL BE DEALT WITH WHEN THE BILL IS NEARING COMPLETION
NOTE TO PC:
DISCUSSIONS OF 13 AND 15 AUGUST 2013: PROPOSED INSERTIONS ARE INDICATED IN THIS MANNER AND DELETIONS ARE INDICATED WITH DOUBLE STRIKETHROUGH
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Mayelane vs Ngwenyama and Another

Introduction
[1] This case raises questions about the role that the consent of an existing wife (first wife) in a customary marriage plays in relation to the validity of her husband’s subsequent polygynous 1 customary marriages. It also deals with the manner in which the content of an applicable rule or norm of customary law should be ascertained and, if necessary, developed in a manner that gives effect to the Bill of Rights.
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