Radio Today: Karabo Ozah speaks about access to justice for children

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Our guest was Karabo Ozah, deputy director of the Centre for Child Law at the University of Pretoria, who has been on our show before. Child Protection Month is coming up, and she was talking about access to justice for children. Earlier this month, Karabo attended the Continental Conference on

Probono.Org Durban: eThekwini Youth Employability Indaba & KZN Career Expo

ProBono.Org Durban was fortunate to be able to participate at the eThekwini Youth Employability Indaba & KZN Career Expo at the ICC. The three day expo is being held for the youth to attend to increase the level of youth participation in the mainstream economy. The expo enabled ProBono.Org to

Radio Today: Suzgo Lungo, from the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) who was discussing the latest developments regarding the SADC Tribunal

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Our guest was Suzgo Lungo, from the Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) who was discussing the latest developments regarding the SADC Tribunal and the legal processes under way in respect of the rights of individuals to approach the Tribunal directly with complaints against their governments.



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Welcome to Michelle Odayan - ProBono.Org’s new National Director

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Michelle Odayan as the National Director of ProBono.Org as from April 2018. She is a nonpractising Advocate of the High Court of South Africa (BA.LLB), a social entrepreneur and the co-founder of the Indiba–Africa Group, a human and rights centered development practice.

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 she primarily worked on family law and criminal matters. She

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 event as part of their mission to ensure that the

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 commence her articles with the firm in 2015. In May

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 a member of the Street Law Society, the Institute of

LEGAL CLINIC OPENS FOR THE LANGA COMMUNITY OF CAPE TOWN

South Africa has robust laws which protect the vulnerable but enforcement of these laws lags behind. There is a scarcity of lawyers working at community levels which hinders much needed legal reform. Grassroots justice is therefore required to fill the gap. In response to this problem, the Cape Town office

Patrick Bracher speaks to Yasmin Sooka, the Executive Director of the Foundation for Human Rights

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Our guest was Yasmin Sooka, the Executive Director of the Foundation for Human Rights. On 26 March the FHR launched the results of their attitudinal survey on the SA Constitution, entitled Democracy Challenged. Over 24,000 people were interviewed across all provinces on their awareness, access and attitude to human rights,