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About Be Authentic

Never heard of apostilling or authenticating documents before now? You aren't alone, not by a long shot! The majority of South Africans will never know about these processes and the ones who do are mostly those who have decided to spread their wings and relocate overseas.

As an attorney, Shaneil Dhookie, the founder of Be Authentic, came to realise that these processes were quite complicated and inaccessible for most South Africans due to all of the relevant government departments and embassies being based in Pretoria.


Founding Vision

The founding vision of Be Authentic has been to provide a simple and comprehensive service for the apostilling, authentication and attestation of documents, and in so doing to save the South African public and business owners (both in South Africa and abroad) time, money and the frustration which these processes can entail.


Our Primary Goal

From the outset, our primary goal has been to set high standards in respect of the convenience and quality of our services at affordable prices, a goal which we continue to achieve on a daily basis, and as a result of which we are the preferred authentication specialist for a number of multinational companies and immigration practices and are fast becoming the industry leader.


We at all times strive to ensure that all documents forwarded to us are


  • kept safe and in the same condition that we receive them;

  • processed and delivered back to our clients as efficiently as is possible;


We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with your document processing needs.

Our Team

Have fun, work hard, be efficient, leave customers happy. This is what we do every single day.

Shaneil Dhookie - Director
Shaneil Dhookie

The Boss

Shaneil is an admitted attorney and the founder of Be Authentic. He gets joy out of serving others and leaving them with a positive service experience.

Nonisi Mgidlana - Assistant
Nonisi Mgidlana

The Organiser

Noni insures that Be Authentic is always on top of its game and running like a well oiled machine.  Since joining us, she's taken the ball and hasn't stopped running.

David Kelly - Head Messenger
David Kelly

The Go To Guy

David is our man on the ground. He races from Department to Department, Embassy to Embassy. He makes sure all of the real work gets done on time, everytime!

Our Team
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