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    The ICFP hosts development sessions to forensic practitioners on an ongoing basis.  To register for the next event, please select events and complete the online registration form.

  • ICFP Development sessions

    The ICFP hosts development sessions to forensic practitioners on an ongoing basis.  To register for the next event, please select events and complete the online registration form.

  • Why become a member of the ICFP?

    The ICFP creates credibility for the Forensic Practitioner by ensuring:

    • Competent entry level forensic resources are developed;
    • Professional development and standards are developed and adhered to;
    • Members are regulated;
    • Network and information sharing opportunities are created.
  • Why become a member of the ICFP?

    The ICFP creates credibility for the Forensic Practitioner by ensuring:

    • Competent entry level forensic resources are developed;
    • Professional development and standards are developed and adhered to;
    • Members are regulated;
    • Network and information sharing opportunities are created.

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The Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners is a self-regulatory body mandated by its members to Cohere, Co-ordinate and Regulate the commercial forensic profession in South Africa.

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Venue

Commercial Forensic Information Technology (CFIT) 14 Oct 2017 EY Sandton
Commercial Forensic Accounting (CFA) 21 Oct 2017 KPMG Parktown
Practice and Fraud Risk Management 21 Oct 2017 KPMG Parktown
Commercial Forensic Law (CFL) 28 Oct 2017 KPMG Parktown
Commercial Forensic Investigation (CFI) 28 Oct 2017 KPMG Parktown

The ICFP Board of Directors is proud to announce the launch of its first Center of Excellence (COE) workshop on 27 October 2017 at no cost to ICFP members.  Forensic Practitioners will be exposed to testifying in disciplinary hearings and improve their skills.

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with exposure to commercial forensic testimony by means of a simulated disciplinary hearing.

Participants will be able to observe and partially partake in simulated disciplinary proceedings, where a commercial forensic practitioner will provide testimony and be cross-examined. The testimony will be rendered under the control of a “proceedings case manager”, who will stop the proceedings during certain critical junctures to allow questions, discussions and informative remarks and advice.

The testimony of the commercial forensic practitioner will be based on a simulated forensic report, which report will be made available to participants beforehand.  This report might contain obvious weaknesses and candidates who have studied this forensic report will consequently derive more value during the simulated proceedings on 27 October 2017.

2. Preparation workshop – 6 October 2017 (09:00 to 16:00)

Participants will be invited to attend a supplementary preceding lecturing event on  6 October 2017, at EY 102 Rivonia Road, Sandton, where lectures will be presented by inter alia Prof Dawie de Villiers from the University of Johannesburg and a former CCMA Commissioner and Labour Lawyer.  The focus of these lectures would be to introduce participants to relevant theoretical aspects that may feature in the simulated disciplinary hearing and in the presentation of evidence in disciplinary matters in general.

2.1 Simulated disciplinary proceedings – 27 October 2017 (08:30 to 16:30)

The proceedings for the day, albeit having a life of its own, will be scheduled as follows:

  • 30-minute lecture wrap-up on the practical basics of presenting evidence;
  • 30-minute discussion of the forensic report and introduction of role players;
  • Rendering of testimony (evidence in chief and cross-examination) with intermittent discussions after presenting:

    2.2.1 Introduction, background and mandate;

    2.2.3 Procedures performed;

    2.2.3 Factual findings; and

    2.2.4 Conclusions and/ or opinions

    2.2.5 Debrief session

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Bloemfontein on 31 August 2017 

Cape Town on 01 September 2017

This is an industry networking event intended to foster conversation and learning.
We are very excited to welcome Gerda Ferreira and Megan Grindell as our guest presenters.

TOPICS:

Integrated financial crime risk management

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International developments in Fraud and Third Party Risk Management

The ICFP is mandated to ensure that members of the ICFP develop and maintain the professional competence necessary to –

  • provide high quality service to clients, employers and other stakeholders; and
  • strengthen public trust in the commercial forensic profession.

Although it is the responsibility of the commercial forensic practitioner to maintain competence by undertaking relevant continuing professional development (CPD) activities, the ICFP has a responsibility to –

  • foster a commitment to lifelong learning (maintaining and developing professional competence) among its members;
  • facilitate access to CPD opportunities and resources for their members; and
  • adopt prescribed requirements relating to the development and implementation of appropriate measurement, monitoring, and compliance procedures to help their members develop and maintain the professional competence necessary to protect the public interest.

These obligations are in line with the stakeholder expectations in South Africa.

The Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners is a self-regulatory body mandated by its members to Cohere, Co-ordinate and Regulate the commercial forensic profession in South Africa.

Key objectives:

  • Creating competent entry level forensic resources for the industry;
  • Professionally developing of our members and implementing standard operating procedures;
  • Creating networking opportunities and information sharing for members;
  • Regulating the conduct of members.

Application for membership of the Institute:

If you are interested in applying for membership of the ICFP you are welcome to submit an application.

The application form which you are required to complete and submit together with the relevant attachments can be accessed from the membership tab. The completed application form may be emailed to membershipaticfp.co.za.

Should you have inquiries with regard to membership kindly contact us at membershipsaticfp.co.za or via telephone per the details listed on the 'contact us' tab on our website.

 

Cohering and regulating South Africa’s commercial forensic industry is relevant to all major role-players and stakeholders both interested in and involved in addressing commercial crime and other forms of abuse in the commercial environment.