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Johannesburg

ADV. MOHAMED SHAFIE AMEERMIA

NATIONAL DIRECTOR

Shafie Ameermia joined ProBono.Org on 1 September 2023. He comes with a strong human rights focus, having served as a Commissioner on the SA Human Rights Commission from 2014 to 2021. He previously worked in the public service for the Limpopo Provincial Government and the Makhado municipality and was a founder of the Street Law project when he was studying at Wits University.

MARGARET FISH

OPERATIONS, GRANTS & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Margaret is from Johannesburg and joined Probono.Org in March 2015, having many years’ experience in communications and events management in both local and international NGOs.

PRETICA SINGH

FINANCIAL MANAGER

Lesego Vakalisa

COORDINATOR – VARSITY COLLEGE PROGRAMME

Aphiwe Nonyukela

Staff Attorney

NONKULULEKO SIBAMBATO

SENIOR STAFF ATTORNEY

ELSABE STEENHUISEN

CHILD LAW CONSULTANT

Elsabe has been involved with ProBono.Org since 2011. She volunteered at its Help Desk at Johannesburg Civil Regional Divorce Court (Aug. 2011 – Nov. 2018); consulted part-time on the South and East Rand project (Apr. 2013 – Aug. 2015), and became the part-time consultant for the OCAY (One-Child-a-Year) project (Jul. 2016 to date).

GIVEN MAZIBUKO

OFFICE MANAGER

Given joined ProBono.Org as a Financial Administrator in November 2019 and was later promoted to Office Manager when the post became available. Given loves working with people and finds her job both challenging and enjoyable as she interacts with people from all walks of life.

NKULI ZUKE

RECEPTIONIST

Nkuli is ProBono.Org’s receptionist and administrator. She is the first person that clients see when they consult ProBono.Org. She does the initial screening and makes appointments with Pro.Bono.Org’s lawyers and staff.

Hellen Motau

COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Fina Diba

ADMINISTRATOR

Nonkululeko Nomatshaka

GENERAL WORKER

Daphne Makombe

Legal Consultant

Nomvula Sibeko

INTERN

Yonela Yame

INTERN

Precious Maredi

INTERN

Durban

NICOLE LALJIT

REGIONAL MANAGER

Nicole Laljit is a dedicated legal professional with over ten years of experience in civil litigation. She completed her LLB at UKZN in 2012 and has a wealth of expertise in the legal field. In 2020, Nicole joined ProBono.Org, where she channels her extensive experience and passion for public interest law into making a positive impact on society. Nicole strives to ensure that everyone has access to legal assistance and representation.

GUGULETHU MAKHANYA

ADMINISTRATOR

PEARL KHUMALO

STAFF ATTORNEY

Lethiwe Ngubane

Staff Attorney

Lethiwe Ngubane completed her LLB degree in 2019 at The University of Kwa-Zulu Natal. She served her articles at the UKZN Law Clinic and was admitted as an attorney in 2023. Lethiwe is passionate about protecting the legal rights of children and women and is excited to have joined the ProBono.Org team

NOMKHOSI MQADI

INTERN

NQOBILE MSWANE

INTERN

Cape Town

MASI NCUBE

REGIONAL MANAGER

Masi’s interest in social justice and effecting transformative change through the law prompted him to join the ProBono.Org team. He started his legal journey at the University of Stellenbosch where he was an active member of various human rights organisations. Thereafter, he completed his articles of clerkship and was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2020. After being admitted, Masi has worked with various community advice offices, non-profit organisations, government institutions and law firms to enable access to justice for indigent and vulnerable people.

Busisiwe Mgada

Staff Attorney

Busisiwe graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2021. She completed her articles at the Office of the State Attorney: Cape Town and was admitted as an attorney in 2023. Busi joined ProBono.Org in March 2024. She is committed to helping people who have suffered from great injustices and protecting the rights of vulnerable, marginalised groups.

Aasiyah Phillips

Administrator

Ongeziwe Jali

INTERN

SIVIWE DUBE

INTERN

Our board

Adv. Mohamed Shafie Ameermia

Adv. Mohamed Shafie Ameermia

National Director

Anthony Gotz

Anthony Gotz

Director of ProBono.Org

Ilan Lax

Ilan Lax

Attorney

Mohamed Randera

Mohamed Randera

Chairperson of ProBono.Org

Sayi Nindi

Sayi Nindi

Director, Malatji & Co Attorneys

Meluleki Nzimande

Meluleki Nzimande

Chief Commissioner, International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa.

Candice Pillay

Candice Pillay

Litigation lawyer with Norton Rose Fulbright SA Inc. and co-head of the Social Impact team with Liesl Williams.

Odette Geldenhuys

Odette Geldenhuys

Webber Wentzel Pro Bono Practice

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Anthony Gotz joins the ProBono.Org Board 

Anthony Gotz SC has been an advocate at the Johannesburg Bar for more than 20 years. He was admitted to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates (the JSA) in July 2001. He took Silk in July 2019…

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