Meet our staff

Cerrie Tomassini

Cerrie took up the position of Rivonia Group’s Administrator in December 2019.  She is also the PA to Advocate Andrew Snider SC.  She has been in his employ since 2013.  Andrew and Cerrie joined Rivonia Group in July 2019. 

In 1989 Cerrie started working in the legal field with a small attorney as a secretary / girl Friday.  Cerrie then worked as a property manager for 3 years.  In 1998 she re-joined the legal field as a secretary / receptionist.  In 2004 she became a secretary to two directors in the litigation department of one of the big five law firms.   In 2009 Cerrie and her husband also opened their own restaurant which was sold in 2015.

Lingani Ngwenya

Lingani is the youngest of our staff members.  Since 2019 she ensures that our workspace is neat and tidy.  Lingani worked as a domestic worker prior to joining Rivonia Group of Advocates.  She recently obtained a certificate in data capturing and graduated in July in Office Administration. 

Thulisile Emmarentia Mokena (known as Catherine)

Catherine is our receptionist.  She has worked at several groups of advocates of the Johannesburg Bar.  Over and above her duties at reception, Catherine assists group members with administrative tasks like filing and the updating of legal text books.  She has been with the group since 2020.

Mpho Nonjelela

Mphoza has been employed as a tea lady since the inception of the group in 2017. During her spare time, she assists with reception duties, including switchboard monitoring.  Mpho previously occupied the same role at Group One Advocates.

Portia Zuma

“Posh Posh” is also employed as a tea lady.  She started working at the Rivonia Group of Advocates in 2017.  She also enjoys assisting with reception duties, including switchboard monitoring. 

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