Public Interest Law Gathering (PILG) 4-5 Sept 2018

By Tshenolo Masha. At this year’s event, convened by the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) ProBono.Org organised a plenary session on Transformation, both in the public interest law sector and the profession as a whole. The panellists were Lisa Chamberlain (CALS), advocate

Expropriation of land without compensation – Dialogue with the legal profession

By Tshenolo Masha. In collaboration with Bowmans and Wits University, we held a dialogue on this hot topic on 23 August. The panel consisted of Prof. Elmien du Plessis (North West University), Nomzamo Zondo (SERI), Pierre Venter (Banking Association of

Pro Bono Law on Radio Today – the end of an era

By Margaret Fish. For the past eleven years ProBono.Org, in association with the Constitution Hill Trust and Norton Rose Fulbright SA, has had a fortnightly half hour slot on Radio Today dealing with aspects of the Constitution and the Bill

Marriages (civil, civil unions and registered customary marriages) concluded with the (main/only?) aim of obtaining permanent residency and ultimately South African citizenship - are they valid marriages?

By Elsabe Steenhuisen This is a complex issue with legal and moral implications which are briefly dealt with here. The full discussion is available on our website. Marriage is a special type of juristic act resembling a contract, but remaining sui