Welcome to our new Family Law intern
Sibusiso Makhakhule was born and raised in the small village of Nkanini in Mpumalanga.
He moved to Johannesburg after matric to pursue an LLB degree at the University of Johannesburg, which he completed in 2020.
It was a dream come true as he realised he wanted to study law when he participated in a moot court competition in high school. In his final LLB year he worked at the Soweto Law Clinic and realised that as an aspiring human rights lawyer he had to seek a remedy for the many barriers to accessing justice.
Sibusiso wanted to kick start his career at ProBono.Org because when he read about it he knew it was an environment that appreciates hard work and would allow him to help people access high quality legal services at no cost. He looks forward to helping clients in the family law clinic with care and dedication.
Zamashandu has been appointed as the paralegal working on the undocumented minors and refugee project. She grew up in Soweto and studied bookkeeping after passing matric. She later worked as a bank teller and then got an opportunity to work at the Legal Resources Centre as a Finance Intern. She started taking an interest in the cases at the LRC once she moved to the Human Resources Department as an assistant. This led to paralegal studies and she began to assist the attorneys and senior paralegals with running of workshops. Zama looks forward to working at ProBono.Org, learning more about the clients and finding the correct legal remedies to assist them.