DECEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER - ISSUE 43

2015 has been an eventful year, with many dramatic issues hitting the headlines, from xenophobia rearing its head again to the recent student activism against the cost of higher education. In this edition we highlight some of the prominent issues

OCTOBER 2015 NEWSLETTER - ISSUE 42

We dedicate this issue to the Pro Bono Awards Ceremony held at The Hill, Constitution Hill on 17 September 2015 This year’s ceremony was held on home ground, at The Hill Café at Constitution Hill. Over 180 attorneys, advocates and friends

AUGUST 2015 NEWSLETTER - ISSUE 41

We dedicate this issue to the Public Interest Law Gathering held at Wits University from 22-24 July 2015, and introduce two new additions to the ProBono.Org staff in Joburg and Pretoria. From July 22 – 24, the halls of the University

JUNE 2015 NEWSLETTER - ISSUE 40

ProBono.Org supports refugees and asylum seekers at our Refugee Legal Clinics in Durban and Johannesburg. We were outraged and shocked by the recent wave of xenophobic violence that swept through areas of KZN and elsewhere. Seeing as many foreigners at

APRIL 2015 NEWSLETTER - ISSUE 39

In this issue we focus on housing and refugee issues, with some recent cases and a housing policy review. We also announce some staff changes in our Johannesburg and Pretoria offices. DOWNLOAD THE FULL NEWSLETTER HERE

FEBRUARY 2015 NEWSLETTER - ISSUE 38

In this issue we introduce you to the legal interns at the Johannesburg and Durban offices. We also update you on some new ProBono.Org developments and highlight current reckless lending cases that are worth watching, as they will hopefully have

DECEMBER 2014 NEWSLETTER - ISSUE 37

In this issue we provide an overview of the wide range of interesting and significant pro bono cases handled by the attorneys, firms and advocates on our pro bono panel. These cases demonstrate how the constitutional guarantee contained in Section

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

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

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