Welcome to our interns for 2018

JOHANNESBURG The Family Law, Labour Law and Wills Unit has two interns this year: Molebogeng Manyako hails from Rustenburg and completed her LLB degree at North West University (Mahikeng Campus) in 2015. She wanted to work for ProBono.Org to assist indigent

The Johannesburg ProBono.Org Divorce Help Desk

By Swazi Malinga and Elsabe Steenhuisen In March 2017, ProBono.Org established a Divorce Help Desk at the Johannesburg Regional Court, which operates every Tuesday from 09h00 to 12h00. The purpose of the help desk is to assist and encourage attorneys to

CASE STUDY: New Child Support Bill takes maintenance defaulters to task

By Uzair Adams. In law, parenthood gives rise to parental rights, but more importantly, parental responsibilities in respect of children. One such responsibility in particular is the maintenance of children. Contrary to popular belief, maintenance is not shared equally between parents.

Farewell and thank you to Petrina Chetty – Durban office

We are sad to be saying goodbye to our staff attorney who has been with the Durban office for the past three and a half years. We are most grateful for her commitment and dedication to the organisation during her

High conveyancing fees hold up property transactions for the poor

By Uzair Adams The transfer and registration of immovable property from a seller’s name into a purchaser’s name is not as straightforward as one may think. A property transaction is not only a lengthy and complicated process, but is costly

A MISSING ELECTRONIC MONITORING DEVICE ALMOST DESTROYS A LIFE

By Margaret Fish. [caption id="attachment_3494" align="alignright" width="300"] Pic: Carolyn Raphaely[/caption] Bowmans Attorneys and the Wits Justice Project worked on the tragic case of Dineo Kgatle, who was wrongfully arrested and incarcerated for 26 months after his electronic monitoring device (EMD)

Pro Bono Attorneys provide feedback

On 30 November our Johannesburg office hosted some of the attorneys who did pro bono work for us during the year, either by taking on cases or staffing a legal clinic or help desk. The session provided useful feedback to

Message from Erica Emdon, National Director

It is with some sadness that after eleven very special and fulfilling years at Probono.Org, I have decided to step down. These years have been incredibly rewarding and enriching and I have enjoyed so much seeing the organisation grow and