Samantha Ngcolomba founded Lady Liberty which aims to make affordable legal services available to South African women.
The former University of Cape Town graduate realised that access to justice and information remained limited among the majority of black women due to socio-economic factors.
Our core foundation is access to justice because access to the law is just the first step to attaining justice, which I think is a basic human right.— Samantha Ngcolomba, founder of Lady Liberty
Ngcolomba is currently developing a mobile app that offers legal advice in native languages for smartphone and feature phone users.
702/Cape talk's Eusebius McKaiser (standing in for Redi Tlhabi) spoke to her about how pursuing her calling has turned out.
Listen to the conversation below:
It's a mobile legal office because we don't want to limit our accessibility as well. Gauteng has been our pilot area... Our goal is to educate women on their rights.— Samantha Ngcolomba, founder of Lady Liberty
I was so focused on the lower the LSM levels that I forgot that women in corporate who dress smart, look the part with great salaries also have the same challenges and that doesn't mean they can afford the mainstream services.— Samantha Ngcolomba, founder of Lady Liberty
This article first appeared on 702 : Lady Liberty offers women legal services that don't cost the earth