PABASA Sandton Chambers is a Group of Advocates established on 1 June 2019 with the aim of bringing together PABASA members who desire to practice together under the common vision of the Pan African Bar Association of South Africa and uphold the ethos of “excellence, independence, equality”.
Members of the Group provide a wide range of expertise including, regulatory and administrative law, tax, commercial law, environmental law, employment law, pension law, family law, competition law, and telecommunication law, with many members being the leaders in their field of expertise.
The Group is well-managed under the leadership of Dumisa Ntsebeza SC and the Management Committee, which is elected by Group members for a one-year period of office.
Dumisa Ntsebeza SC recalls the words of Frantz Fanon as apt to the ethos of the Group, “Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfill it, or betray it”.
The Pan African Bar Association of South Africa (PABASA) was established by a group of advocates who sought to create an environment in which historical issues that confront African and female practitioners could be tackled head-on.
Most importantly, PABASA is an environment of legal practitioners with a common vision and values about justice and how they wish to practice law. PABASA seeks to provide legal practitioners of the highest standards, competing in various fields of law.
PABASA is committed to ensuring the facilitation of access to justice for those whose material conditions continue to reflect the dehumanizing poverty inherited by our society from colonialism and apartheid. Racism and patriarchy remain the principal maladies PABASA seeks to confront.