CEO & Founder

Languages: German and English

Born and raised in Tubingen Germany, with her two older siblings and parents who were from originally from Palestine, Nora completed her law studies in Germany, where she later gained experience as a German attorney, and worked for the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht). In addition to this experience, she went on to pursue her dream and further her studies by achieving her Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. A country where she decided she would start her own business and raise her beautiful baby girl.

Nora is the CEO & founder of Black Pen Global, she has built the company based on her own experiences, and her exceptional skills, knowledge and passion. She believes in making everyone’s dreams come true. She is actively involved in South African Immigration and International Trade Law, and is a highly accomplished and dynamic immigration lawyer, Nora continues to be a leading figure in South African immigration, International Trade law and as well as recruitment.

Nora holds a dual citizenship and continuously assists many foreigners to achieve their aspiration of living, working and settling in South Africa. She is particularly focused on the acquisition of all work visas and residence permits for clients from all over the world. Her clientele consists of individuals and some of the top international companies in the world.

Nora is also the author of the publication in CISG and al Shari’a: “Problems with the Enforceability of Article 78 of the CISG in Arab countries”, she has also written several additional publications for newspapers and magazines. She is also featured regularly on the top radio shows in South Africa, such as Heart FM, GoodHope Fm and more and has had a stellar feature on SABC 3’s, Expresso Morning Show, which was live broadcasted across the whole of South Africa.

To view all of Nora’s appearances in the media, click here.

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What Our Clients Are Saying About Nora

Thanks to Nora and her team from Black Pen for receipt of my Permanent Residence Permit! I was on different VISA statuses before applying for a PR. Nora pro-actively suggested I should take the step now to apply for a PR due to potential upcoming changes in regulations and also openly communicated that in my specific case the outcome might be an 80/20 - but still she'd recommend due to the macro environment. This is exactly the advice I'd hope for in a consulting firm. I took the risk and was rewarded! Thank you for the right advice and open and honest communication along the way.

Sylvia Klopper

During my role as CEO of Lindt & Sprüngli South Africa (2011-16) we have worked closely with Black Pen Immigration to obtain work visas for our senior expat managers. All applications were handled professionally and efficiently by Nora and her team and all resulted in successful visa grants. I can only recommend BPI to all corporate and private entities.

Nicolas Theonen

I have used Black Pen Immigration twice in the last couple of years to assist me with different visa applications.

In both instances, I found Black Pen's help and expertise invaluable and Nora and her team handled my business in a friendly and professional manner. I was always kept informed during each stage of the process which is a welcome change to many other companies.

I will have no hesitation in reaching out to Black Pen Immigration in the future when the need arises.

Dominic Mullender