Sean Snyman

Sean Snyman is an admitted and practising attorney specialising in labour law and labour litigation. Sean holds degrees in BCom Law, LLB and LLM Labour Law and has been qualified as such for over 20 years. He is one of the founding shareholders of Snyman Attorneys and is currently an executive director of LabourNet, the largest industrial relations and labour law consulting business in South Africa, which currently has in excess of 3 000 employer clients in all sectors of the economy.

Sean regularly conducts precedent setting cases in the Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court and has appeared on several radio and television programmes on issues of labour law. Sean is also a regular speaker at seminars on labour law for various organisations across the country. In addition he has also been contracted to consult and attend to several collective labour law issues and disputes on behalf of a number of industry organisations and corporates, and is a member of SASLAW, and one of the founding participants in the ground-breaking pro bono Labour Court advice centre.

He is married to Mandi and has two sons, one of which is studying an LLB at the University of Pretoria. He enjoys fly-fishing, and spending quality time with his family at his holiday house in Sedgefield. He also has a passion for Selby Cobras and is a member of the Cobra Club of South Africa.


Ruben J.C. Orton


Ruben holds degrees in LLB, LLM Labour and is a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society for Scholastic Achievement and Excellence, and SASLAW. Ruben commenced his legal career as a Judges Registrar at the High Court where he was first exposed to the practical applications of formal and substantive law. Ruben further entrenched his position in the industry as a Labour Law Consultant at LabourNet however, while he had a deep interest in labour law, he was attracted to litigation as opposed to purely consulting. He therefore, commenced serving his articles of clerkship at Snyman Attorneys under Sean Snyman. After being admitted as an attorney, Ruben briefly practiced under the style of Ruben Orton Attorneys after which he returned to Snyman Attorneys in 2008, where he practiced as a professional assistant. In 2012, Ruben was appointed as a Director of Snyman Attorneys.  

Over the years, Ruben has successfully represented clients in litigation in hundreds of cases at various judicial and quasi-judicial labour law forums in respect of diverse labour law issues. He has also presented seminars and appeared on television on issues of labour law. Ruben is married to Adele and has two daughters.



Arend Posthuma


Arend completed his LLB degree at the University of Pretoria in 2002. He was admitted as an attorney of the High Court in 2005. After practising in general civil litigation he was appointed as an associate at Snyman Attorneys in 2008. He was appointed as a director of this firm in 2012. He specialises in employment law and is also a member of SASLAW.

He enjoys running, sports and spending quality time with friends and family.




Portia Masondo

Bongi Thwala

Nini Mafora

Portia has been part of the Snyman team since 2015. She holds a diploma in Financial Accounting from Falcon Business Institute, hopes to further her education in the upcoming months. Portia enjoys being involved in her church and reading She studied a Business Management Diploma through Ermelo College and graduated in 2002. She has a son and daughter and is engaged Mthokozisi Mbuli. She enjoys spending time in the kitchen and cooking for family and friends, she is also an abet reader. Has a 9 year old son and enjoys, music, singing, reading and playing soccer and netball. She will be registering her LLB with UNISA in 2015.


Thandi Moyo

Johan Biggs

Thandi Moyo holds an LLB (Law) degree from the University of Witwatersrand. She is an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa specialising in labour law, civil litigation, corporate and commercial law. She has been working in the Legal field since 2005 and served her articles with Livingstone and Crichton attorneys. Thandi was admitted as an attorney in 2007, after which she went on to work as an associate and senior associate. Thandi joined the Law firm in January 2016. Thandi is married and has two children. Thandi enjoys spending quality time with family and friends Johan completed his LLB degree in 2009 and served his articles with Hlatshwayo Du Plessis Van Der Merwe Nkaiseng Attorneys, a law firm specialising in Labour Law. Johan was admitted as a practicing attorney in 2011 and was promoted to a director at Hlatshwayo Du Plessis Van Der Merwe in June 2012. Johan left Hlatshwayo Du Plessis Van Der Merwe Nkaiseng to open an employment law department at Leeuwner Maritz attorneys and succeeded in doing so by attracting clients from all sectors including blue chip companies and multinationals. Johan started working with Snyman Attorneys in January 2017 and has since had much success in litigation in the Labour Court as well as the CCMA all across South Africa.

Johan is married to Ianthe, also an attorney. He enjoys cycling, hunting, fishing and reading and participates in various outreach programs aimed at prisons