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) was inadvertently lost. Kgatle was convicted in 2002 on charges of

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 us about constraints at some of the courts and how

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 blossom in front of my eyes. My time at ProBono.Org has

Top city human rights lawyer dies

Such a very tragic loss. Rudolph Jansen, human rights lawyer has passed away. ProBono.Org wishes his family and all who knew him our condolences. Article courtesy of www.iol.co.za/ Pretoria News / 27 November 2017, 07:55am / Zelda Venter. THE legal fraternity is mourning the death of human rights lawyer Rudolph Jansen, who fought against injustice on

Radio today - Women’s rights activist Lisa Vetten talks about the Dept of Social Development subsidisation of social care services

Our guest was women’s rights activist Lisa Vetten, who was talking about the Dept of Social Development subsidisation of social care services and the issues it raises in terms of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act. While attention typically focuses on the grants (like now), much less attention is paid

Radio Today - Erica Emdon talks about the Global Forum of PILnet held in Budapest from 16-19 October 2017

Our guest was Erica Emdon and she was talking about the Global Forum of PILnet (Global Network for Public Interest Law) held in Budapest, Hungary, from 16-19 October 2017 which discussed global efforts in pro bono and public interest law. Join Patrick Bracher for ProBono Law on alternate Thursdays at 18h30

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, we chose winners from our list of over 85 legal

Congratulations to all the winners of the Pro Bono Awards on 7 September

On Thursday 7 September 2017 the fourth Pro Bono Awards ceremony was held at The Social Kitchen at Exclusive Books in Hyde Park Corner. There were 11 award categories, won by: Refugee Law – Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Inc. Housing Law – Sonkozi Ngalonkulu Attorneys Estates Law – Mojelo Hlazo Attorneys Community Advice Office – Ntsu

Radio Today - Sharon Ekambaram discusses the rights of refugees and asylum seekers

Our guest was Sharon Ekambaram, head of the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme at Lawyers for Human Rights. She was discussing the rights of refugees and asylum seekers in terms of the White Paper on International Migration and the recent announcement of new permit regulations for Zimbabweans. Join Patrick Bracher

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 “Nkandla” case, which was heard in the Constitutional Court. Even when