Shanaaz is the first black female patent attorney in South Africa. She specialises in the prosecution of South African National Phase patent applications, in particular the filing of voluntary amendment applications at the South African Patent Office. Shanaaz deals specifically with patent matters in the pharmaceutical, chemical and biochemical fields.
Fellow of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law, a member of the Businesswomen’s Association, a member of the Law Society of the Northern Province and a member of the Patent Examination Board. Business Achiever Award 2007.
Shanaaz is a proficient presenter at local academic institutions.