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We harness the enormous skill, might and strength of the South African private legal profession to cases and clients that we identify. Our existence is a response to the lack of access to justice for people in South African who are unable to pay for their own private legal representation. Section 34 of our Constitution, giving everyone the right to have any dispute resolved by the application of law decided in a fair public hearing before a court, or… another independent and impartial tribunal or forum, has no meaning whatsoever, if a person is unable to afford representation. ProBono.Org has as its goal, the creation of sufficient free legal representation for all who need it.

Welcome to our new National Director

Adv. Mohamed Shafie Ameermia was appointed as
the National Director at ProBono.Org in September
2023. He is a human rights activist with a long and
distinguished career advocating for the indigent, poor
and vulnerable communities within the Republic of
South Africa as well as internationally.

Landmark Case puts Housing Rights of Tertiary Students into Question: The South Point Properties (Pty)Ltd v Mqulwana and Others

The recent pronouncement made by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) in the matter of Stay at South Point Properties (Pty) Ltd v Mqulwana and Others (UCT intervening as amicus curiae) (1335/2021) [2023] ZASCA has attracted significant legal scrutiny. On 3 July 2023, the…

Some of our Projects

Gender Based Violence (GBV) We have initiated a project focusing on Gender Based Violence which will be rolled out through our three offices over the next five years. The project is informed by the need to address the crisis of ender based violence and femicide facing…

Launch of the Refugee Manual for Legal Practitioners and Birth Registration Pamphlets

On 28 September ProBono. Org launched an updated and comprehensive version of the Refugee Manual produced for us by Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Attorneys (CDH). The manual is aimed at legal practitioners so that they are well equipped to deal with refugees and asylum…

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Welcome to our new staff members

Welcome to our new staff members

NonkululekoSibambato–SeniorStaff Attorney, Johannesburg Nonkululeko Sibambato is an admitted attorney who began her career as an intern at Lawyers against Abuse after completing her law studies at Rhodes University. She later joined Mncedisi Ndlovu and Sedumedi...


Attorneys can now sign up online to do pro bono work

600+ legal practitioners providing up to R30 million worth of pro bono work per annum

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Legal representation will ensure that the constitutional promise of access to justice is available to all. 

- Former Chief Justice, Sandile Ngcobo

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What We Do

Services to clients

ProBono.Org screens, matches and refers clients to volunteer private lawyers. These are some of our services…

Services to lawyers

> We make it easy to give back
> We relieve the administrative burden of pro bono work for legal practitioners
> We find clients
> We vet clients
> We ensure all their documents are in order

General Services

ProBono.Org establishes links and builds bridges between the private legal sector and the public interest legal needs of the poor.

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