Durban office welcomes staff attorney Seshni Govender

Change is inevitable and every organisation goes through staffing changes. However, while we frequently see interns leave after a year or two, the Durban office has welcomed a new staff attorney, Seshni Govender. Seshni joins us from private practice where

The Department of “Happiness Affairs”

By Zekhethelo Cele, Legal Intern, Cape Town On 6 April ProBono.Org Cape Town together with Sonke Gender Justice, the Legal Resources Centre, the South African Human Rights Commission, UCT Refugee Law Clinic, Scalabrini, Resilience Africa and UNIFAM held an awareness

Practitioner Profile

By Masechaba Modise, Legal Intern Emily Ruth West is a young, vibrant legal practitioner, practising at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. She was born in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. She obtained her law degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and relocated to Johannesburg to

New interns for Cape Town

Courtney Cupido obtained her LLB Degree from the University of the Western Cape in 2016, after which she attended UCT’s School for Legal Practice which solidified her interest in human rights law and social justice. During her studies she was

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