Lady Liberty offers women legal services that don't cost the earth

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
Read More
How to use your envy to your advantage (and why it's different from jealousy)

How to use your envy to your advantage (and why it's different from jealousy)

Behavioural psychologist Dr Helgo Schomer says envy has the potential to be constructive, if it is used as a tool for motivation.

Gordhan catching Minister Brown in the lies behind Molefe's return - analyst

Gordhan catching Minister Brown in the lies behind Molefe's return - analyst

ANC MP Pravin Gordhan grilled Minister Lynne Brown over Brian Molefe's re-appointment at Eskom saying several things don't add up.

"To maintain racist beliefs you often have to avoid reality"

"To maintain racist beliefs you often have to avoid reality"

American philosopher Lewis Gordon sat down with Eusebius McKaiser to dissect what racism and race denialism means.

Tips on how to do your best as a step parent

Tips on how to do your best as a step parent

Clinical psychologist Jeanie Cave says step parents have good intentions but are frustrated because their role is not clear.

Debate: Are monarchs outdated or still relevant?

Debate: Are monarchs outdated or still relevant?

Eusebius McKaiser holds a panel discussion on weather monarchs should be sponsored by the state in a democratic South Africa.

Roger Moore has died, age 89

Roger Moore has died, age 89

Listen to Roger Moore opening up to CapeTalk's Melanie Verwoerd about his life, acting and being James Bond.

Popular articles
Last chance for Spur's 2-for-1 burger special this Monday

Last chance for Spur's 2-for-1 burger special this Monday

Monday (March 27) is your last chance to sink your teeth into the popular burger special which Spur will discontinue from April.

Budget 2017: DA hoped for spending cuts, not tax increases

Budget 2017: DA hoped for spending cuts, not tax increases

The DA believes that raising taxes is not the answer to South Africa's economic woes and propose more cost-cutting for government.

Meet self-made millionaire (net worth – R400m!) property mogul Sisa Ngebulana

Meet self-made millionaire (net worth – R400m!) property mogul Sisa Ngebulana

How did Ngebulana build his empire? The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed him for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

How Naspers paid peanuts for Tencent (China’s most valuable company)

How Naspers paid peanuts for Tencent (China’s most valuable company)

In 2001 Naspers invested $32 million in (then tiny) Tencent. Learn more about the wildly profitable Chinese behemoth...

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?

5 reasons why the tourism industry is sceptical about the latest numbers

5 reasons why the tourism industry is sceptical about the latest numbers

The tourism industry is questioning the veracity of the surprisingly upbeat tourism figures and the timing of their release.