On Saturday the 25th March, ProBono.org Durban held a talk on Landlord/Tenant Rights and Obligations for the community of Chatsworth. The talk was held at the Nelson Mandela Youth Centre and our speaker was Mr Siven Samuel of Siven Samuel and Associates. Despite the terrible weather conditions on the day, we had a great turnout of community members, all of whom found the talk very enlightening.
On the 22nd March ProBono.Org Durban held their monthly workshop and help desk for the KZN Deaf Association. Many of their beneficiaries are equipping themselves with skills in order to gain employment and as such, they requested a talk on the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. Our speaker was Mr Boy Mzimela from Boy Mzimela Attorneys.
By Shamika Dwarika.
The Durban office recently made contact with the KZN Blind and Deaf Society and we held our first seminar for them on 15 November 2016. Sanelisiwe Nyasulu of Garlicke and Bousfield spoke about housing.
This was very well attended and it was heartwarming to see the gratitude emanating from the attendees and staff. These are members of our communities who have no access to the kinds of legal resources that we offer; the majority receiving government grants. During the course of the seminar we realised that there is an urgent need for a help desk as many attendees are in need of legal assistance. As such, we have decided to hold a special help desk with several attorneys in attendance to consult with as many people as possible. This will be held on 6 December. We are sure that it will be a great success and we will report on progress in a future issue.
On Wednesday the 20th April ProBono.Org Durban participated in the Social Cohesion Programme held at the Isipingo Beach Library. Our speaker was Tamara Botha of LFHP Attorneys in Durban and she presented a talk on “Knowing your rights as a Consumer”. The community found this most enriching.
Pro Bono.Org Durban held a Family Law Seminar today, 8th April 2016 at the Salmon Grove Chambers Law Library. The topic was the Law surrounding Customary, Muslim and Hindu Marriages. The speaker was Advocate Mahomed Saleem Khan SC.