“It’s still early, but scores of women are already steadily filing into the Pimville Community Hall in Soweto, Johannesburg. The women fill out their details with the welcoming volunteers at the front desk, take a seat facing the stage and wait patiently. When most of the seats are filled, Samantha Ngcolomba, a lean and energetic 33-year-old lawyer dressed in a buttoned-up white shirt and dark jeans, greets the women warmly, flitting between Sesotho, Xhosa and English. She skims over the order of proceedings for the morning and then leads a short prayer and gospel hymn. The women harmonise effortlessly. Some of them bounce small children or grandchildren gently on their laps as they sing.”
Read the article, Lady Liberty brings legal options to South Africa women, here.
Learn more about Samantha Ngcolomba’s project, Lady Liberty, here.