JULY 2014 NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 34

JULY 2014 NEWSLETTER – ISSUE 34

In this issue we profile the legal services provided to the residents of Orange Farm, with the assistance of a champion who is dedicated to increasing access to justice, Bricks Mokolo of the Orange Farm Advice Centre. We also profile 2 of our new and exciting projects: the recently launched One-Child-a-Year campaign and the Annual Pro Bono Awards Ceremony to be held in October 2014. Our upcoming legal education workshops are also listed.
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Radio Capricorn

Erica Emdon, Interviewed by Radio Capricorn on One Child a Year Campaign in July 2014

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When helping a child becomes priceless

NGO ProBono.org’s One Child A Year campaign calls on lawyers to take on at least one case involving a child per year without costs. Shain Germaner reports.

Johannesburg – It could have been prevented. Doctors said Colin* will never have a normal bowel movement again.

At just 4-years-old, he was raped – allegedly by his own uncle – to the point of internal disfigurement. But Colin isn’t the only rape survivor in his East Rand family.

His two sisters, aged 5 and 7, were also raped two years ago, supposedly by the same person.

Police took months to take a statement from the family after the first incident, and the perpetrator was never arrested because a criminal case was never properly lodged.

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Patrick @Bracher1 (@NLegal_ZA) & Adv Michelle le Roux on ‘The Role of a judge’s faith in adjudication.

Patrick’s expert guest was Advocate Michelle le Roux on ‘The Role of a judge’s faith in adjudication.

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Radio 702

On June 10, 2014, John Robbie interviewed a ProBono.Org client – a 20 year old bringing a maintenance application against his father.

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Patrick Bracher (@PBracher1 @NLegal_ZA) & Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh (@LHR_SA):#Refugees.

Patrick’s expert guest was Kaajal Ramjathan-Keogh, the Head – Refugee and Migrants Programme at Lawyers for Human Rights.
She spoke about recent amendments in the Immigration Act regulations, and in particular how these affect refugees. She will also discuss a case heard by the Supreme
Court of Appeal recently dealing with related issues.

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