Is the Return of the Death Penalty a Viable Sentencing Option In South Africa’s Constitutional Dispensation?

By Yolanda Mnyengeza, Cape Town intern


In early September 2019, residents of Cape Town took to the streets after a series of gruesome murders of women during National Women’s Month, many of them demanding that the death penalty be reinstated

March against Xenophobia

By Muchengeta Hwacha, Johannesburg intern


On 4 September 2019, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) and the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in South Africa (CoRMSA) called an emergency meeting to address the spate of violence that had erupted against foreign

Civil Society Forum at the Pan-African Parliament on the theme of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced People

By Muchengeta Hwacha, Johannesburg intern


The Centre for Human Rights, in collaboration with the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), invited ProBono.Org to participate in a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Forum on the sidelines of the third ordinary session of the Fifth PAP

Is Forfeiture Of Patrimonial Benefits In Divorce Proceedings Still Relevant In Modern South Africa?

By Siphesihle Mayedwa, Cape Town intern


When a decree of divorce is granted on the grounds of irretrievable breakdown the court may make an order that the patrimonial benefits of the marriage be forfeited by one party in favour of

HCI Foundation Workshop

In Johannesburg on 25 July the HCI Foundation held a well-received workshop for its grantees. The objectives of the day were to share good practices, encourage collaborations, deepen an understanding of monitoring and evaluation, explore fundraising and sustainability and to

Women’s Day 2019

On 15 August the Johannesburg office held its annual Women’s Day event. 50 Community members came from the Johannesburg area as well as Tembisa, Zola and Dobsonville. Candice Pillay from Hogan Lovells spoke to them about child and spousal maintenance

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.

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