Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) - Diversity Training Programme for ProBono.Org and law firm affiliates
By Swazi Malinga
ProBono.Org identified the need to sensitise our staff on all aspects of sexual diversity and inclusivity. We engaged Enza, an accredited training provider specialising in gender diversity. The training was offered in three sessions spread over three months.
The programme aimed to sensitise legal practitioners who provide services to
Durban’s Appreciation Day
Legal practitioners and stakeholders with whom we work gathered at the IIE’s Varsity College Durban North on Friday 26 April for our annual Appreciation Day event. This event is held to give recognition and thanks to legal practitioners who have made an exceptional contribution in rendering pro bono legal services
Welcome to our 2019 Joburg interns
We are very pleased to be able to report that our 2018 interns were all offered articles with law firms and with Legal Aid South Africa.
Here are the new intakes for 2019 together with volunteer Zandi Mahlangu. We hope they have a rewarding and interesting time with us and
Reflections from our Interns
We asked our interns to give us feedback on their experiences at ProBono.Org. Here is what some of them had to say:
I joined the Joburg office of ProBono.Org as an intern on 15 January 2018. I am working under the supervision of the head of the Family Law, Labour
The dead man’s property
By Neliswa Ncama, Durban intern
The passing of a loved one is one of the most challenging experiences that a family has to face. After a funeral, they are left to pick up the pieces and figure out how to proceed after this tragedy. The family would have to begin the
Events and work with SMME's
By Swazi Malinga.
ProBono.Org generally provides legal assistance on corporate governance to young aspiring entrepreneurs, business start-ups and SMMEs by referring their requests for assistance to law firms who have volunteered their services on a pro bono basis. We assist clients with an annual turnover of less than R1million.
Because many of
Phumi Ngenelwa Celebrating 10 years with ProBono.Org
Phumzile (Phumi) Ngenelwa is the Office Manager at ProBono.Org. On 1 July she celebrated her ten-year anniversary with the organisation.
She came from the firm CA Schoeman Attorneys in Northcliff, where she worked for two years as a filing clerk, later becoming an administrator. She heard about ProBono.Org through one of
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
Mediation at ProBono.Org
By Swazi Malinga.
As part of our service to the community, we offer pro bono mediation. We have a panel of qualified and dedicated mediators who are readily available to assist our clients. In the family law context, we offer mediation to parents of minor children, often parents who are
By Elsabe Steenhuisen.
In short, the answer is “yes”. The reasoning, with reference to case law, follows below.
1. What does the Common Law state?
The Common Law position is that children below the age of seven are infans and cannot act. A curator or a guardian has to act on behalf of