Has the law helped or hindered same-sex partnerships?

By Lesego Vakalisa, Legal Intern A approached our offices, seeking the pro bono assistance of an attorney regarding the estate of his deceased spouse B. Upon examining the documents provided by A, we realised that his case was an interesting one

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

We pay tribute to our pro bono legal practitioners

Welcoming the guests at the fourth annual awards ceremony, Chair of the Board Mohamed Randera explained that we approached things slightly differently this year. Instead of calling for nominations and submitting these to a judging panel in a competitive way,

Understanding the Constitution

By Koketso Molotsi, ProBono.Org intern South Africa has one of the most inclusive Constitutions in the world, yet frequently ordinary people do not know the powers of the Constitution. It has recently been made more visible because of the well-publicised

ProBono.Org Durban says Thank you!

By Petrina Chetty, ProBono.Org, Durban Showing appreciation to attorneys, advocates and organisations is one of the events that the Durban staff looks forward to hosting. Not because we get to “glitter and glamour” on the day, but because we are

The Durban High Court Help Desk

By Sabastian Chetty, ProBono.Org intern, Durban The help desk at the Durban High Court was established by ProBono.Org as part of a pilot project in April 2017 in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society to fulfil their mutual vision to address