- Willem Le RouxManaging Director
Willem later returned to South Africa and obtained degrees in commerce and law from Stellenbosch University in 2007 and 2009 respectively. At university, he was chairman of the Law Students’ Society, a member of the Law Faculty Council, chairman of the Students’ Representative Council and a member of the University Council. In 2008, Willem had an audience with the Dalai Lama at his residence in India and in 2009 he became an alumnus of the “Brightest Young Minds” initiative.
In 2010 Willem attended the School for Legal Practice and joined the Rose Street Chambers as a candidate attorney in June of the same year. Willem was admitted as an attorney in 2011. In 2012, he started the immigration division at Ashman Attorneys, the firm where he became a partner in 2013. In 2014, he left Ashman Attorneys to found Le Roux Attorneys Inc.
- Ayesha CasperOperations Manager
Ayesha studied Anthropology, Sociology and Psychology at the University of the Western Cape and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2009. In 2010, Ayesha joined a well-known Cape Town-based immigration company as a consultant, where she advised clients on various aspects of South African immigration.
Ayesha’s attention to detail, professional approach and enthusiasm caused her to quickly rise through the ranks and gain the respect of her peers and superiors. She was promoted to the position of senior consultant, where she had the opportunity to deal with more complex immigration matters. As a senior consultant, Ayesha also gained extensive experience in dealing with the Department of Home Affairs.
In 2012 Ayesha joined an insurance company which focused on personal and commercial insurance for guest house owners. Fortunately, Ayesha decided to return to immigration and she joined Le Roux Attorneys Inc. in February 2013 as an immigration specialist.
Ayesha now oversees the operations of the business in her role as Operations Manager.
- Chris SnymanImmigration Attorney
Chris graduated with a LLB degree from the University of Stellenbosch in early 2005. He then relocated to London where he commenced his career in immigration law. He has over 6 years experience in the immigration sector in the United Kingdom, initially dealing with retail client immigration matters for 2 years, before turning his attention to corporate immigration. He worked as an Account Manager for a well known immigration firm in the United Kingdom for over 4 years where he managed the corporate immigration accounts of several large blue chip organisations.
After becoming a British Citizen at the end of 2012, Chris returned to South Africa where he joined Marais Muller Yekiso Inc. as a Candidate Attorney in March 2013. As a Candidate Attorney, he gained valuable experience in various Magistrate’s and High Court matters including divorce matters, contracts and collection matters. In early March 2015, Chris was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court and he joined Le Roux Attorneys Inc. in the same month.
- Teresa BarnardImmigration Administrator
Prior to joining Le Roux Attorneys Inc., Teresa worked as an immigration administrator – a role that had her oversee an assortment South African and intra-African immigration matters. Teresa has developed an impressive portfolio of work over the course of more than ten years in the immigration sector, and we’re excited to have her as part of the team.
- Ibtesaam KarraImmigration Administrator
Ibtesaam Karra matriculated in 2012 from Darul Islam Islamic High School. She started her working career in 2013 at the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport, initially on a volunteer basis and there after she was appointed as an intern. During this time she was also studying on a part-time basis at the College of Cape Town towards her Certificate and Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Business Management. She is in the last lap of completing her Diploma as she is completing her practical assessment. The next phase of her career began in July 2015, where she was employed as Junior Immigration Consultant at Le Roux Attorneys Inc. It is very different from the public sector but she is learning so much and thoroughly enjoying her experience there. Her goal for the future is to study part-time towards her qualification as a Certified Technical Financial Accountant.
- Thobeka Patricia DadaseOffice Housekeeper
Thobeka Patricia Dadase is an invaluable member of the Le Roux Attorney’s team, she joined us in March 2015 and helps keep the office in tip-top shape.
- Marli TheunissenAssociate Attorney
Marli obtained her LL.B degree from Stellenbosch University in 2014. Having served her Articles of Clerkship at Gideon Pretorius Inc. during 2015 and 2016, she was admitted as an attorney in December 2016 and subsequently obtained her certificate for right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa.
During July 2017, Marli joined Le Roux Attorneys Inc. as an Associate in the firm’s litigation department.
Marli specialises in both Magistrate’s and High Court litigation as well as in legal issues arising from the implementation of the Immigration Act No. 13 of 2002. Her practise areas include, among others, rent recovery, residential/commercial evictions, overstay/prohibited appeals and authorisation applications.
- Terence le RouxImmigration Administrator
Terence Le Roux matriculated in 2004 from Kasselsvlei Secondary High School. He started his working career in 2015 at Juta Bookstores (Pty) Ltd in Cape Town, on a contract basis.
The next phase of his career began in July 2006, where he was employed as a Data Capturer at Mettle Credit Services and further worked until his full potential as a Disposal Clerk/ Repossession Clerk. He then later moved to new ventures and took an offer from Aucor Auctioneers in Midrand, Johannesburg where he was employed as a Key Accounts Co-Ordinator and later filled the position as Debtors Clerk. In 2011 he returned back to his hometown, Cape Town and was appointed as a Credit Assessor at Capitec Bank Limited in Bellville, Cape Town where he began a course in Banking in the Financial Industry with Cornerstone.
Terence has since moved on and took the position as an Immigration Administrator at Le Roux Attorneys in 2017. While very different from the Financial Industry the experience & attention to detail serves as a very beneficial characteristic in this new & exciting chapter of his professional career. His goal for the future is to study part-time towards his qualification in Business Management.
- Jonell DelportImmigration Attorney and Notary Public
Jonell started her articles of clerkship at Miller Bosman Le Roux Incorporated in January 2016 and was involved in civil litigation as well as third-party claims. She completed her articles of clerkship at Le Roux Attorneys and was admitted as an Attorney and Notary Public in February 2018.
As Notary Public, Jonell is a specialist in the drafting and/or legalisation of certain documents, placing her in a position to render fully comprehensive, notarisation, apostille (authentication) and legalisation services. Besides notarial services, Jonell’s other fields of focus include antenuptial contracts, life partnership agreements, immigration law, and administration and drafting of wills.
Jonell graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a B. Com (Law) degree in 2013 and a postgraduate LLB degree in 2015. During her studies, she worked at the Legal Aid Clinic where she gained significant knowledge and experience.
Jonell enjoys all types of outdoor activities, specifically game watching and fishing. She also loves spending time with family and friends. Her personal interests include animals and exploring different places. Jonell was an avid sports player during her schooling at Zwartkop High School and received a sports bursary through her entire high school career. She also participated in provincial and national Softball where she was the pitcher.
- Ezelle BeukesFront of House Receptionist
Ezelle received her National Diploma in Journalism from the Cape Town Peninsula University of Technology in 2012. She went on to work for one of South Africa’s leading media houses.
After becoming a mom, she decided to make a career change and joined the Le Roux Attorneys team in 2016.
With the skills learnt during her time as a journalist, her hard working and passionate nature and her people skills, she excels in her position as a Front of House Receptionist. Ezelle also assist the attorneys with various immigration litigation and civic matters.