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The Pitje Advocates Transformation Initiative,
Pritchard Street Johannesburg

“A vision without action is just a dream
Action without vision just passes the time
A vision with action can change the world”

Nelson Mandela

Introducing the Pitje Advocates Transformation Initiative

“Godfrey Mokgonane Pitje was a figure of significance in the struggle in South Africa and went on to defend the dignity of ordinary people through the courts of law…

To honour his memory, some members of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates have
launched the Pitje initiative…

It is calculated to foster collegiality, which is the
hallmark of the legal profession. This venture is
an imaginative and appropriate transformation initiative that should be encouraged at all cost.

I commend the initiative and wish it success.“

Thabo Mbeki
12 May 2005



What is Pitje Chambers

Dedicated chambers housing advocates of all races, male & female, committed to transformation;
located in Pritchard street, 70 meters from the Jhb
High Court.
5 star corporate office facilities, custom fitted for practicing advocates and the legal profession.
17 chambers for Senior Counsel.
40 chambers for Junior Counsel.
14 transformation chambers fully subsidized.
Safe underground parking and 24 hour security
World class legal business and conference centre.
Full document/messenger centre including secretarial.
Top quality restaurant “Nilde’s”.
Male and female robing rooms.
Housing the Bar City Library.


Progress of the Pitje Initiative

Phase 1

The old FABCOS building was completely gutted with a phased renovation and refurbishment that commenced on 1 December 2005. The first phase was completed in May 2006.
Now at full occupancy for this phase of 48; Library section on 1st floor refurbished with reinforced floor, lighting, carpeting and air-conditioning.
Conference facilities and business centre operational.
Large boardroom with full audio visual accommodating 30.
8 meeting rooms accommodating 4 - 12 people.

Phase 2

Development completed 10 January 2007.
22 additional chambers of which 14 were transformation chambers available on 1
December 2006.
Transformation candidate selection process has begun. Restaurant completed and operational.

The official opening by the State President was early 2007.




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