Our fight against domestic violence, one community workshop at a time

By Zunaid Latief, Cape Town Domestic violence, in all its unsightly forms, reaches every corner of our society. Abuse is an issue that does not respect race, gender, sexuality, class, religion or wealth. It is however, especially prevalent in previously disadvantaged communities. Women, children and men are subjected to physical,

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 generis as marriage creates a status while ordinary contracts do

Women’s Day 2018

ProBono.Org Johannesburg held our annual Women’s Day event on 15 August, which was attended by 87 women from Orange Farm, Kagiso, Tembisa and Dobsonville. Grateful thanks to everyone who assisted us to make this day special: Our guest speaker Sibongile Baloyi, acting head of the UNISA Law Clinic, who addressed

Lauren Salt from Baker McKenzie’s Employment and Compensation Group discusses gender pay disparities

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Our guest was Lauren Salt, senior associate in Baker McKenzie’s Employment and Compensation Group in Johannesburg. Lauren represents both local and international clients in various industries including financial services, consulting, aviation, media, maufacturing and mining. To mark Women’s Month Lauren will address gender pay disparities and the rights provided by

Peter Delius, Professor and historian at Wits talks about land rights and the land restitution process

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Our guest was Peter Delius, Associate Professor and historian at Wits, and writer of The Land Belongs to Us, who will talk about land rights and the land restitution process. In 2015 the Constitutional Court declared the Restitution of Land Rights Act invalid and stipulated that land claims lodged by

ProBono.Org Durban’s Appreciation Day 2018

By Shamika Dwarika The Durban office of ProBono.Org hosted its third annual Appreciation Day on 20 April at Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal. The occasion is an opportunity for us to thank the attorneys who have given generously of their services on a pro bono basis, as well as expressing

Attorney Profiles

Delia Jay Durban attorney Delia Jay recently concluded a very interesting family law matter. When the client came to us at the pro bono desk, she had been turned away by everyone and told there was nothing that anyone could do to help her get divorced. She needed to get divorced