Enviro Compliance & Investigations

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About Enviro Compliance & Investigations

Advocate Ferdi Postma

Ferdi is the sole Director of EC&I. He is an admitted advocate of the High Court of South Africa and is currently a member at the National Bar Council of South Africa.

Qualifications

  • National Diploma: Police Administration – Technikon SA
  • Bachelor of Law – Unisa
  • Certificate in Environmental Compliance, Investigations and Prosecution (NQF Level 8) Unisa
  • Successfully completed his term of pupilage and passed the bar exam of the General Council of the Bar of South Africa. He has fulfilled all the requirements to practice as an Advocate at the Bar
  • Certificate to act as Chairperson in Disciplinary Hearings – The Labour Guide South Africa
  • Certificate in Corporate Governance – USB Executive Development Ltd, University of Stellenbosch Business School
  • International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety – National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH), United Kingdom
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act Legal Compliance Auditor – EOH Legal Services and
  • ISO 45001:2018 – Implementation – Occupational Health and Safety Management System – EOH Legal Services.

Professional History

Ferdi’s 25 years’ working experience was gained at the South African Police Services, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Sasol Group Services, First National Bank Corporate Banking, Ernst &amp Young, Deloitte &amp Touché as well as the Development Bank of Southern Africa and as a practicing advocate.

His range of experience includes the following:

  • Appointment as inspectors in terms of section 11(1) of the South African Reserve Bank Act, No 90 of 1989 and section 4 of the Inspection of Financial Institutions Act, No 80 of 1998, on behalf the South African Reserve Bank (Bank Supervision)
  • Appointment as investigators in terms of the Directorate of Special Operations Serious Economic Offences Act
  • Assist the curator bonis in terms of the National Prosecuting Authority Act by the National Director of Public Prosecutions (Asset Forfeiture Unit)
  • Appointed as inspector by the South African Pharmacy Council in terms of Section 4(v) of the Pharmacy Act, No 53 of 1974
  • Investigation of serious and complicated economic crimes
  • Investigation of all kinds of fraud, theft, forgery and uttering, corruption and related statutory offences, where the complainants were members of the public, state departments, banks and other corporations
  • Conducting investigations both locally and abroad
  • Submitting reports on investigations and advising on prosecutions
  • Liaising and co-operating with other parties involved in investigations, e.g. the Auditor-General, the Public Protector, the South African Reserve Bank and the Commercial Branch of the SAPS
  • Assisting the prosecution for fraud and related charges in various forums including the High Court of South Africa
  • Planning, managing and executing of search and seizures
  • Appeared as witness in various forums including the High Court of South Africa
  • Representing the employer/employee in CCMA matters and the Labour Court
  • Represent clients in various litigation matters in South African Courts
  • Occupational Health and Safety Advisor
  • Acted in various statutory appointments in terms of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Construction Regulations of 2014 and General Health and Safety Regulations such as Section 16.2 appointment, Incident Investigator, Risk Assessor and Safety Officer
  • ISO45001:2018 – Implementation: Occupational Health and Safety Management System and
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act Legal compliance audits

Professional memberships

  • Admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa
  • Former member of the Pretoria Society of Advocates
  • Current member of the National Bar Council of South Africa
  • Certified Fraud Examiner – Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and
  • Graduate Member of the South African Institute of Occupational Health and Safety