The Family Law, Labour Law and Wills Unit has two interns this year:
Molebogeng Manyako hails from Rustenburg and completed her LLB degree at North West University (Mahikeng Campus) in 2015. She wanted to work for ProBono.Org to assist indigent people with their legal problems.
Suraya Mckenzie-Pillay graduated from the University of theWitwatersrand with anLLB in 2014. Her passion and interest in social justice and human rights was ignited in her final year when she did practical legal studies at the Wits Law Clinic.
Daphne Makombe is working with the One Child a Year campaign during her internship. She has an LLB from UNISA and is currently studying for a Master’s degree in corporate law. She volunteered at the Family Court in 2017, dealing mainly with divorce cases. She has a passion to serve justice and change people’s lives for the better.
Nelson Kesa is working with the Housing and Community Advice Office unit. He was born in Sterkspruit in the Eastern Cape and went to school in Doornkop, Soweto. He applied to ProBono.Org for a legal internship because he wishes to help the most vulnerable and marginalised people to acquire legal assistance.
The Durban office also has four interns for 2018
Neliswa Ncama is interested in the link between law and development as a possible mechanism to finding solutions to social issues. She wishes to pursue a masters’ degree in this field in the near future.
Londeka Ndukuda is interested in social justice and how marginalised members of the community can access it. She hopes to find her niche through ProBono.Org.
Akhona Mthembu hopes to open a law firm in underdeveloped and rural areas, which will enable underprivileged people to receive legal assistance.
Gracia Biganda has been appointed as the Durban High Court help desk intern. After previously working with ProBono.Org as a volunteer and consultant, she has now officially joined the organisation. Her passion lies with human rights law and she believes in access to legal and social justice for all people. She wants to work for UN Women in the future so that she can contribute to the empowerment of African women.
The Cape Town Office welcomes Zekhethelo Cele from Richards Bay. She completed her LLB degree at the University of Zululand in 2014. While pursuing her studies she volunteered at the ProBono.Org Durban Office, the Master’s Office Help Desk and Legal Aid South Africa. Her areas of interest are socioeconomic rights, property law and matrimonial law.
We commend all our interns on their laudable goals and we look forward to a fruitful year ahead!