The significant impact of our Pro Bono & Human Rights practice in 2023

29 Jan 2024 2 min read Pro Bono Newsletter Article

One of the ways CDH demonstrates our commitment to the transformation of our society is through our dedicated Pro Bono & Human Rights Practice. We provide pro bono representation of the highest standard to deserving individuals, communities, NGOs and other organisations that promote human rights or the public interest.

Each of our team members has answered a calling to carry out this work and see it as an incredible honour and privilege to do so, particularly at a firm like CDH. Our passion and dedication, built over several years – and in some instances decades – have led to each of us contributing uniquely to a range of areas of law and of public interest.

As you read this newsletter, you will find summaries of cases and initiatives that concern immigration and refugee law, citizenship laws and regulations, education and housing rights, women’s rights and the rights of children, to name just some of our core focus areas. We consider ourselves fortunate to be able to share our expertise, learn from one another, and together form a small but mighty team that is dedicated to making a meaningful impact, pursuing necessary legal reform, and serving our local communities.

We know that these goals cannot be achieved alone, and in 2023 we continued forging relationships and partnerships with like-minded people and organisations, so we could maximise our reach and impact. As well as doing our best to help those most in need, our objective is to promote the rule of law and enforcement of our democracy’s founding constitutional principles.

Collectively, CDH donated over 9,119 hours (in excess of R21 million) in pro bono legal services to deserving individuals, organisations and causes during 2023, and we look forward to even greater efforts in 2024.

The cases and initiatives we have chosen to focus on in this newsletter highlight some of the best of our year’s work. We hope you enjoy reflecting on our journey this year as much as we enjoyed doing it.

Click here to read the Newsletter.

The information and material published on this website is provided for general purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. We make every effort to ensure that the content is updated regularly and to offer the most current and accurate information. Please consult one of our lawyers on any specific legal problem or matter. We accept no responsibility for any loss or damage, whether direct or consequential, which may arise from reliance on the information contained in these pages. Please refer to our full terms and conditions. Copyright © 2024 Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. All rights reserved. For permission to reproduce an article or publication, please contact us