About Us

Our History

Founded by Sam N. Ngcolomba in July 2014 under Vodacom Foundation ‘Change the World’ project whilst volunteering at Families South Africa (FAMSA). While providing legal services to women on behalf of FAMSA at significantly reduced fees, it became very apparent to her that there was a huge gap between ‘beautifully written’ legislation and actual access to justice. This gap was largely created by money; therefore, marginalised women living below the poverty line could never access basic legal information and services. On the firm belief that this lack of access to justice was in itself a human rights violation, Samantha started Lady Liberty SA, which seeks to bridge this divide by simply taking the law to the people.

Founded

07.2014

The journey began; thanks to the Vodacom Foundation’s ‘Change the World’ programme, where Sam identified the gap while volunteering at FAMSA.
Spark* International

01.2015

The spark was further ignited and we participated in the Spark*South Africa Change-maker programme!
The Pollination Project (New York)

07.2015

The Pollination Project (NY) not only granted us a Seed Grant, but they further nominated our founder for their “Visionary Award”.
UN Women (Singapore Committee) & Master Card Foundation 'Project Inspire'

09.2015

We were one of 20 finalists for UN Women and Master Card Foundation’s global Project Inspire competition.
ONE Campaign & SABC 'Strong Girl' | UN Global Goals

01.2016

Our founder was finalist to join the South African contingent at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York, during the ‘UN Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals’ setting meeting.
SAB Foundation 'Social Innovation Awards'

10.2015

We made it to the finals of the prestigious SAB Social Innovation Awards and received a seed grant for our innovation and efforts to provide access to justice to the margenalised.
Red Bull 'Amaphiko' Academy

11.2015

Red Bull Amaphiko gave us wings ! We made it into this competitive programme and as a result reached more people, increased our digital presence and met other amazing game-changers.
L'Oreal Paris SA Inaugural 'Women of Worth' Award

03.2017

Our founder is an honouree of the very first L’Oreal Paris SA ‘Women of Worth’ Campaign, which has been running in the United States for the past 12 years.

Our Amazing Interns

Our Team consists of highly passionate interns that just love what they do and women empowerment is near and dear to their hearts.

Lerato Lumkwana

Legal Intern

Lerato is a recent Graduate form The University of Western Cape.

Ayanda Molefe

Legal Intern

Ayanda is currently in the process of completing her final years studies at University of…

Our Process

All legal cases are managed using the following Lady Liberty channels: Web based Platform, IOS / Android Mobile Application and /or our dedicated Contact Centre.

01. SCREENING

Beneficiary screening which is a due diligence process ensuring that our beneficiaries qualify for pro bono legal assistance as prescribed by the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA);

02.CASE FILE CREATION

Creation of Case File and thorough due-diligence conducted to ensure successful Case matching and Referrals

03.FACEBOOK FREE BASICS

Providing additional information and resources to beneficiaries on our Facebook Freebasics Platfrom

04.ALLOCATION OF FUNDING

Allocation of funding and resources to execute legal matter

5. MATCHING BENEFICIARY

Matching beneficiary to selected legal firm, Attorney and/ or Advocate

6. BENEFICIARY REFERRAL

Referring beneficiary to requisite Institution, Organisation and/ or Court if matter may be resolved directly by beneficiary or in another manner

1600
WOMEN IMPACTED
13
COMMUNITIES REACHED
13
ROADSHOWS DONE
560
CASES HANDLED
"Great initiative, once we learned what they were about! We had to participate"
Mpho Mpepele

MD - Mafaesa Media

"The lady at Lady Liberty were so passionate about my issues and how they handled the entire process."
Adelaide Andrews

Beneficiary

"We love participating in their roadshow, because we know that they always share great information."
Sindi Ngwenya

Community Member