Sizwe Lindelo Snail was born in Marburg an der Lahn, Germany on the 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 Cyber-Law in which he also wrote his LLB-dissertation titled “The validity and enforceability of Internet Contracts“.
He 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. He also does corporate presentations and regularly gives opinions and individualized legal compliance testingfor various private companies and government institutions. . 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 also co-editor of the the 3rd Edition of Cyberlaw @ SA.
He is also Legal Coordinator for ICTA.za (Information Communication Telecommunication association ) and a member of the Black Lawyers Assosiation .
He was an attorney at Couzyn Hertzog & Horak Inc. and specialized in Cyberlaw matters and civil litigation matters. Mr Snail is also International Co-Ordinator of the UNAFRI backed African Cyberlaw and Cyber Crime Prevention Centre, Kampala , Uganda. He also frequently gives lectures at the University of Johannesburg for the Cyberlaw Diploma and has recently been appointed as an adjudicator for WASPA (Wireless Application Service Provider).
He is currently Director of Snail Attorneys specializing, in Civil litigation matters , Cyber Law ( Internet Law) Commercial Law , Labour Law ,Contract law, Family law, Tax Law and Criminal Law. Since April 2010 he has also been appointed as Consultant with Michalsons Attorneys specializing in Cyber law matters, Commercial law, Intellectual property law, Domain Name Resolution.
He has recently been made Deputy Chairperson of the LSSA , E-law Committee, South Africa