18 Attorneys and 7 Conveyancers 125 years of collective experience 51% “Black Woman Owned" Top ranked with all the major retail, commercial and private banks 21 Absa Bank performance awards Preferred Attorneys for major private banks in South Africa National footprint with strategic alliances Offices in both Pretoria and Johannesburg
18 Attorneys and 7 Conveyancers 125 years of collective experience Top ranked with all the major retail, commercial and private banks 21 Absa Bank performance awards Preferred Attorneys for major private banks in South Africa National footprint with strategic alliances Offices in both Pretoria and Johannesburg

Our People

The firm currently has a total staff complement of more than 55 personnel, consisting of attorneys, candidate attorneys, paralegals and administrative personnel.

No less than 7 of our 18 attorneys are also admitted conveyancers, while 3 are notaries. Recognising that the practice of law does not occur exclusively during usual working hours, our directors have a policy of approachability and can be reached on their mobile phones 24 hours a day.


Directors
Leon Delport

Background: Leon obtained a BProc degree from the University of Pretoria in 1990. He was admitted as an attorney in May 1994 and conveyancer in February 2002. In 2002, Leon co-founded Delport van den Berg Inc. with Francois van den Berg.

Francois van den Berg

Background: Francois graduated from the University of Pretoria in 1997 (BProc (cum laude)) and in 1998 (LLB). He completed a Diploma in Insolvency Law in 1998 as well as the course Programme in Corporate Law in 2001. He was admitted as an attorney in August 1999 and as conveyancer in January 2000. Francois co-founded Delport van den Berg Inc. in 2002.

Vijaya Rana

Background: Vijaya graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2010 (BCom, LLB). After completion of her studies she worked at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and then decided to pursue a career in Law. She commenced her articles at Delport van den Berg Inc. in 2013 and was admitted as an attorney during March 2014. She then got the opportunity to work as a legal researcher in the office of the public protector, Thuli Madonsela, whilst completing her certificate in Commercial Law.

Suria Conradie

Background: Suria joined Delport van den Berg Inc. in March 2009 as a candidate attorney, after a career of nine years at a major financial institution. She graduated from the University of South Africa in 2004 (LLB) and was admitted as an attorney in July 2011.

Eddie du Toit

Background: Eddie obtained his BProc degree from the University of South Africa in 1993 and was admitted as an attorney in October 1994. He joined Delport van den Berg Inc. in April 2010.

Chantell Labuschagne-de Jongh

Background: Chantell graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2004 (BCom, LLB). She joined Delport van den Berg Inc. as a candidate attorney in 2005, and was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer in April 2006.



Senior Associates
Adele van Dyk

Background: Adele obtained her BProc degree (cum laude) from the University of Pretoria in 1993. She was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer in 1996 and a Notary in 2006. She joined Delport van den Berg Inc. in March 2014.

Maryké Botha

Background: Maryké obtained her LLB degree (cum laude) from the North-West University in 2000. She was admitted as an attorney in 2002, a conveyancer in 2003 and a Notary in 2006. She joined Delport van den Berg Inc. in May 2014.

Merike Pienaar

Background: Merike graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2010 (BCom LLB). She was admitted as an attorney in July 2011. She joined Delport van den Berg Inc. in November 2013.



Associates
Liana Kilian-Eastes

Background: Liana obtained her BA and LLB degrees at the North-West University and University of South Africa respectively. She was admitted as an attorney in March 2013 whereafter she joined Delport van den Berg Inc.

Zak Scholtz

Background: Zak obtained his LLB degree from the North-West University in 2010. He was admitted as an Attorney in July 2012 and joined Delport van den Berg Inc. in September 2016.

Francois Wessels

Background: Francois graduated from the University of Pretoria in 2010 (LLB) and 2012 with a Masters Degree in Corporate Law. He was admitted as an attorney in September 2014 and obtained his Doctorate of Laws in 2016. A book written by him with the title: “Synthetic Securitisation in South African Law” will be published at the end of 2017. He joined Delport van den Berg Inc. in March 2017.

Elize de Villiers

Background: Elize obtained her LLB degree (cum laude) from the University of the Free State in 2006. She was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer in 2008 and a notary in 2011. She joined Delport van den Berg Inc. in July 2015.

Yolandi Smit

Background: Yolandi graduated from the University of North West in 2011 with a BCom Law and LLB degree respectively. She was admitted as an attorney in March 2013 and joined Delport van den Berg Inc. during April 2015.



Professional Assistants
Mariesa Janse van Rensburg

Background: Mariesa joined Delport van den Berg Inc. as a candidate attorney in 2012. She graduated from the University of South Africa in 2016 (LLB) and was admitted as an attorney in February 2017.

Marcel Teles

Background: Marcel joined Delport van den Berg Inc. in 2009. In 2013 she commenced with her articles. She obtained her LLB degree from the University of South Africa in 2016 and was admitted as an attorney in February 2017.

Shirley-Ann van Zyl

Background: Shirley obtained her BA (Law) degree at Stellenbosch University in 2011 and her LLB degree at the University of South Africa in 2014. She joined Delport van den Berg Inc. as a candidate attorney in 2015 and was admitted as an attorney in March 2017.



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