Contributors & Partners
As with all pro bono projects worldwide, the continuity and the mere existence of these projects is due largely to the generosity of firms/individuals through sponsorship and donations. SASLAW’s pro bono project is no different.
The project presently requires a budget of over R250 000,00 across the country to run effectively. Over the last 3 years, organisations, big and small, in South Africa, have donated generously to ensure the longevity of the pro bono project.
The SASLAW Pro Bono NPC project at the South African Labour Courts serves to deliver a quality advisory and defined Labour Law legal services to those who otherwise do not have access to justice. The project not only assists the Labour Court but also those who cannot afford legal assistance, by providing access to justice, in labour matters from professional and qualified attorneys in a dignified and respectful manner.
The Pro bono Directors are enormously grateful to Webber Wentzel for the recent donation of R240 000 which will fund the costs of the permanent attorney in the Johannesburg office at the Labour Court in Braamfontein for a period of one year. The candidate will be appointed as soon as possible in 2020 and will assist litigants with advice on their matters and the drafting of documents.
The donation is all the more significant given that attorneys from Webber Wentzel have, in addition, spent an astonishing 772 hours in the Johannesburg pro bono office alone since 2011. Their Cape Town team are equally supportive, and the attorneys have taken on many matters since the project’s inception.
“The Webber Wentzel pro bono programme is aligned with its core business of legal services, and therefore it supports projects such as the SASLAW Pro Bono Advice Offices, which is an access to justice project with a practical impact in the lives of the disempowered” , says Odette Geldenhuys, Pro bono Partner at Webber Wentzel
Anton Bakker Attorneys are specialists in Labour- and Commercial Law. Our firm is a young dynamic boutique firm established in 2006, with an array of clients including Corporate Clients both local and international, Bodies of State, 'Parastatals', Employers' Organisations and individuals.
Our unique team of professionals and administrative staff ensure consistent client satisfaction, justifying our proud motto: "Excellence is not an act, it is a habit".
With a formidable track record in labour dispute resolution and commercial litigation, Anton Bakker Attorneys is distinguished by the people, clients and work that it attracts and maintains. We pride ourselves in outstanding service delivery to each and every one of our clients.
We select our team members with the utmost care to ensure that our clients are provided with services by professionals who are self-motivated and driven with passion, in order to exceed every expectation.
Webber Wentzel is amongst the leading corporate law firms in Africa with the ability to assist our clients wherever they do business on the African Continent. The firm has over 400 professionals with expertise in a variety of legal disciplines. Our total staff number is approximately 750. Webber Wentzel has offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town and is the exclusive South African member of ALN, an established group of Africa's foremost law firms, the largest and only one of its kind on the African Continent which currently extends to 12 African countries.
ADVOCATE GREG FOURIE
ANTON MYBURGH SC
Ascent Appeals and Transcriptions is a youth led company specializing in Recording, Transcription and Appeal Preparation for any South African client requiring these services on a professional and efficient basis. The Company Director, Monique Kruger, has 10 years’ experience in the transcription and recording industry and with this built experience decided to form Ascent to create solutions for the transcription industry.
We have experience in various services, including but not limited to transcriptions of Court Records, Labour Cases, Arbitrations, Disciplinary Hearings, Public Hearings, Private recordings for Civil disputes, Interviews, Board Meetings and so forth. Ascent entails a series of separate operating divisions focused on market sectors. We have a dedicated department for all our services provided to ensure quality in all aspects of delivery. We also specialize in preparation of Appeal records for the High Courts, Appeal Courts and Labour Courts.
Bernadt Vukic Potash & Getz is a South African Boutique law firm based in Cape Town specializing in Corporate & Commercial law, Commercial Litigation, Property Law, Labour Law and Estate Planning.
BCHC is a team of highly regarded lawyers with extensive experience in advising clients on complex legal matters, litigating in various forums and drafting legislation. They also have a strong academic influence with two law professors on their team. Their clients include multi-national companies, large corporates, medium sized businesses, government departments, municipalities, universities, trade unions and individuals.
Bowman Gilfillan is regarded as one of the premier corporate law firms in Africa with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The firm has an association with Coulson Harney in Nairobi. Employing 314 specialised lawyers, the firm is recognised for its professionalism and superior legal services.
As one of South Africa's biggest and oldest commercial law firms, Bowman Gilfillan draws from a solid knowledge of the local business environment and an in-depth understanding of the country's complex socio-political climate.
DR CARL MISCHKE MEMORIAL FUND
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is one of the largest commercial law firms in South Africa with some 115 directors/partners and 250 qualified lawyers located at offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr lawyers specialise in services covering the complete spectrum of business legal needs in 11 core areas of practice. The firm also has dedicated sector-led teams consisting of lawyers with experience in a wide range of industries and the public sector.
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr is the South African member firm of DLA Piper Group, an alliance of legal practices, which includes firms with offices around the globe that are affiliated to members of the DLA Piper Practice but are not themselves members of it.
Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr's Africa practice, in conjunction with DLA Piper Africa Group, is unrivalled in terms of pan-African legal services and geographical coverage.
Cheadle Thompson & Haysom Inc is a leading South African law firm with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town, providing a diverse range of legal services.
For over more than three decades they have developed a team of specialised, skilled and committed lawyers and broadened their areas of expertise along with a growing client base.
Cheadle Thompson & Haysom combines academic and legal expertise with strategic and practical advice. They offer innovative, original and resourceful approaches to complex legal challenges.
Cowan-Harper Attorneys specialises in employment law, benefits and industrial relations, commercial litigation and commercial corporate law.
This is a medium-sized firm with experience and skill beyond its size. The firm approaches each of its client’s instructions with dedication, experience and skill gained over many years. Cowan-Harper Attorneys has consciously adopted a problem-solving approach in order to attempt to resolve disputes at the earliest opportunity.
The firm has successfully conducted matters in South Africa’s top legal fora including the Constitutional Court, Supreme Court of Appeal, Labour Appeal Court and Labour Court. The firm has also successfully conducted arbitrations in some of the world’s leading legal fora such as the International Court of Arbitration and the Central China Economic Arbitration Forum.
The firm’s fee philosophy is to operate on a low-overhead, cost-effective basis in order to offer fees which are reasonable and more than competitive.
The firm operates from a client-friendly, pleasant location in the heart of Sandton, the hub of South Africa’s commercial capital.
Crawford and Associates Attorneys have been in business for over two decades. Our firm has a reputation for being innovative, responsive and for giving expert advice in all spheres of Labour Law, Criminal, Commercial and Civil matters.
Based in Johannesburg, our services in employment law and industrial relations includes:
- Labour Law advice on all Employment matters to both employees and employers
- Assistance with all aspects of the employee disciplinary process, which includes Chairing Disciplinary Hearings
- Providing in-house training on IR and Employment topics
- Employment Equity and Skills Development
- Litigation services (Labour Court, CCMA, Bargaining Council, Private Arbitration)
The Gauteng Law Council is the largest law council in South Africa representing some 11 303 attorneys practising in South Africa's economic powerhouse Gauteng, including Johannesburg, Pretoria and the East and West Rand. Our numbers grow by 430 attorneys per year.
The site has legal news and developments and is aimed and specifically targeted at practising attorneys. You'll find articles and news of forthcoming events from a variety of senior attorneys and specialists - so whether its divorce, maintenance, Road Accident Fund, Criminal, Labour etc. - we plan to cover it!
If, as a member of the public you want to locate a specific attorney, this site can not assist you with that. Please contact the Law Society of the Northern Provinces (LSNP) at Pretoria, (012) 338 5800 and ask for "RECORDS", who will assist you.
Gildenhuys Malatji Incorporated ("GMI") is a firm of attorneys based in Groenkloof, Pretoria. With a rich history spanning 25 years of unparallled growth and success, the firm is recognised as one of Pretoria's premier law firms.
A distinguishing attribute is the pursuance of a value-adding, solution-orientated service offering to its clients. GMI specialises in top level Commercial Transactions, Commercial Litigation, Public Sector and Administrative Law, Property Law and Conveyancing, Insolvency and Estates, Insurance Law as well as Personal Injury, Medical Negligence and General Litigation.
Kirchmanns Incorporated is a long-established and reputable law firm, recognized in the corporate sector as a competent partnership, proficient in all areas of law and related fields.
The firm is a key role player in the promotion of legally sound, public-private partnerships with a keen focus on sustainable socio-economic development for the general upliftment of the Eastern Cape Province and South Africa as a whole.
Under the directorship of Michael Craig Kirchmann, professional staff members Dave Pattle, Denver Brandt, Grant Wilkinson, Anndine Dippenaar, Louise Bain and Syrene de Jager present a formidable team of labour law specialists providing professional services throughout South Africa.
Labuschagne van der Walt Incorporated brings together the spheres of civil corporate litigation as well as labour and municipal law.
We pride ourselves on being able to identify and quickly respond to challenges faced by our clients and to provide them cost effective and speedy solutions.
With the combined legal experience of almost 23 years we are able to competently assist clients in respect of a variety of matters in the majority of legal forum found in South African Law.
We offer our clients straight forward legal solutions backed up by vast legal acumen and a proven track record.
LabourNet provides flexible, integrated business solutions by focusing on human capital. Our services include industrial relations solutions, transformation, learning and development, recruitment, human capital and payroll and HRIS solutions. All services are provided by permanent appointed consulting staff that are graduate professionals who have undergone rigorous in-house training and examination testing.
Our national comprehensive support structure provides service offerings on-site at the client's premises or at thirteen LabourNet offices/ branches nationally. By offering clients a full range of employment related services, LabourNet is able to build an in depth knowledge of your company's culture, goals and challenges. LabourNet clients have ongoing access to current information, advice and guidance via a national helpdesk, web site, regular newsletters and telephonic as well face to face contact with our consultants. Regular seminars are hosted to keep prospective clients abreast of the latest developments in the Human Capital arena.
MacRobert Attorneys uses over one hundred and fifteen years of experience to be your best strategic partner in law. Let us assist your company's legal needs.
MacRobert traces its history back to the three founding partners being; Norman MacRobert; Frederick Lunnon and William Alfred Tindall.
Each of them commenced practice in Pretoria, founding the two practices of MacRobert, de Villiers and Hitge and Lunnon and Tindall.
These two practices merged in 1989 to form MacRobert de Villiers Lunnon and Tindall. In 2000 the practice name was shortened (much to the stated relief of clients who had difficulty with the long name) to Macrobert Incorporated. At the Pretoria office we have consulting rooms named after these founding partners with some photographs, documents and other memorabilia.
The Johannesburg Times of 11 April, 1896 records that F J Lunnon was both admitted as an Attorney on that day and also divorced from his wife. Lunnon was a Cambridge graduate who had practised as a Solicitor in London. His wife had apparently not been prepared to follow him from London to wild South Africa.
Mr. Lunnon practised with his co-founding partner William Alfred Tindall for many years. Both Messrs. Lunnon and Tindall served on the Council of the Law Society. Mr. Lunnon was also Chairman of the Council.
There is a Lunnon Road and a Tindall Street in Pretoria. These streets intersect in Hatfield near the campus of the University of Pretoria.
Moni Attorneys is a firm of Labour Law Specialists and Employment Law Litigators. They add value by empowering their clients.
Their Labour Attorneys are results-driven and provide quick turnaround times to conflict resolution.
They act for big corporate, SMMEs and employers' Organisations in:
- Providing sound advice
- Drafting precise Employment Contracts and Policies
- Finely tuned to assist with dispute resolution, internally at private arbitrations and at the CCMA and Bargaining Councils;
- They litigate with integrity and only when necessary
- They mitigate your risk
Moni Attorneys provide the answers for all your employment and labour related issues, be it an internal conflict, Arbitrations at the CCMA or Bargaining Council(s) or Litigation at the Labour Court/Labour Appeal Court.
Norton Rose South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc) is a member of Norton Rose Group, a leading international legal practice offering a full business law service to many of the world's pre-eminent financial institutions and corporations from offices in Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America and Central Asia.
PETER KROON SC
Based in South Africa, Sabinet has been a leader in facilitating access to electronic information for more than 30 years. Our innovative products and services are used worldwide by:
- Academic, public, government, legal and corporate libraries
- Research organisations
- Public and private organisations
- Law firms
- We pride ourselves on exceptional client service.
Sabinet proudly partners with OCLC, a global membership computer library service and research organisation, to provide world class products and services to sub-Saharan Africa.
Since they opened their doors back in 1968, Seartec has kept the dynamic needs of their clients at the core of their philosophy. With continuous commitment to innovation being one of their guiding principles, Seartec have positioned themselves as a key market player, catering to both the individual and corporate requirements of our clients. Over the years, they have become synonymous with offering the right set of products at the right price.
As the oldest and most established distributor of Sharp products in South Africa, they are confident that they can offer you the right advice on how to take your career and business to the next level. Their recent acquisitions of Limtech, OfficeBox, AVT Solutions and FuzeCloud have further diversified their product portfolio, making Seartec your individual supplier of a comprehensive list of products and services.
Shepstone & Wylie Attorneys is a leading South African law firm with a reputation for integrity and excellence. We aim to be the law firm of choice across a wide range of legal matters, ensuring that our team-based approach delivers innovative, practical and cost-effective solutions to our clients.
With offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Richards Bay, we offer accessible and complete legal services to a diverse client base. Local and international affiliations further extend our representation throughout Southern Africa, Europe and North America.
Shepstone & Wylie is an equal opportunity and empowerment employer, committed to transformation in our society. We are also committed to responsible corporate citizenship based on honesty, a belief in shared value and compassion for social and environmental issues that fall within the domain of our business.
ADVOCATE MARLENE JENNINGS
Wright Rose-Innes was established in Germiston in 1902 by founding partners LA Wright and JJ Rose-Innes. While the firm's growth has resulted in the capacity to represent large corporate clients over a vast range of issues, it remains committed to providing the personal attention its individual clients have come to expect. However, the founding partners' original values remain constant in the commitment to provide the best, most efficient, friendly and affordable service and protection available within the law, for the benefit and satisfaction of clients.