Mr. Sizwe Snail
Attorney & International co-ordinator ACCP
Sizwe Lindelo Snail was born in Marburg and der Lahn , Germany on 2nd October 1981. He matriculated at Pretoria Boys High, Pretoria in 1999. He then pursued a law degree at the University of Pretoria in 2000 and completed his Baccalareus Legum (LLB) in 2004, with chosen electives in Tax Law and Cyberlaw in which he also wrote his LLB-dissertation titled “The validity and enforceability of Internet Contracts“.
Mr. Snail served his articles at Barend Burgers Attorneys, Hatfield, Pretoria (2005) and was admitted as an Attorney of the South African High Court (2007). He is currently enrolled for a Magister Legum (LLM) degree specializing in Information Technology Law at the University of South Africa under the title “An Appraisal of the South African Law of e-Contract”.
He is also the author of various articles on Cyberlaw in accredited and non-accredited journals as well as gives regular Lectures for the LSSA, University of Johannesburg, Fort Hare University and University of Pretoria and comments on Cyberlaw in various South African Newspapers and radio talk shows. He also presents papers and attends both local and international conferences.
Mr. Snail does corporate presentations and regularly gives opinions and individualized legal compliance testing. He is also a Trainee Adjudicator of the SAIIPL, Domain Disputes. He is also co-founding member of the Annual Cyberlaw Conference and the Annual Lex Informatica. He is also Legal Coordinator for ICTA.za (Information Communication Telecommunication Association) and a member of the Black Lawyers Association. He was an attorney at Couzyn Hertzog & Horak Inc. and specialized in Cyberlaw matters and civil litigation matters. Mr Snail is also South African liaison for the French Paris based International Association of Cybercrime Prevention and International Co-Ordinator of the UNAFRI backed African Cyberlaw and Cyber Crime Prevention Centre, Kampala , Uganda.
Mr. Snail frequently gives lectures at the University of Johannesburg for the Cyberlaw Diploma and was also appointed as an adjudicator for WASPA (Wireless Application Service Provider). Sizwe Lindleo Snail is currently Director of Snail Attorneys and Consultant at Michalsons Attorneys and specializes in Cyber law matters, Commercial law, Intellectual property, Criminal law, Contract law, Family law, Tax Law ,Domain Name Resolution and Civil litigation matters.