Forensic

We combine forensic and investigative skills to clients plagued with financial and legal challenges. This in turn helps to make intelligent and informed decisions at the level of the boardroom or at the courts. We provide:

  • Fraud, theft and corruption investigations
  • Money laundering
  • Investigations into the competition regulatory environment in South Africa
  • Investigation of statutory and regulatory obligations affecting Government departments, listed public entities and other corporate companies
  • The recovery of stolen money or assets and misappropriated and mismanaged public funds
  • Forensic support to any of the specialist business areas of EBLFS
  • Forensic interviews, interrogations and expert witness testimony
  • Surveillance and counter surveillance (detection and prevention, and electronic sweeps and searches)
  • Advising on the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 33 of 2004 (PCCA), Prevention of Organised Crime Act 121 of 1998 (POCA), Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2001 (FICA), Protected Disclosures Act 26 of 2000 (PDA) and the role of the Specialised Commercial Crime Unit (SCCU), National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations (DPCI), Special Investigating Unit (SIU) and Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU)
  • Forensic and performance audits
  • Compliance reviews and forensic accounting
  • Advising on the specification, evaluation and adjudication of bids to support the fair, equitable, transparent, competitive and cost-effective procurement of goods and services
  • Donor fund management
  • Distressed project recovery services (assessment, programme management and project completion)
  • Forensic system audits and supply chain optimisation
  • Business transformation and process improvement
  • Systemic management practice
  • Economic loss calculations
  • Insurance claim assessments
  • Physical security evaluations
  • Criminal profiling
  • Business intelligence of entities and individuals
  • Corporate due diligence
  • Conflict of interest verification of suppliers and employees
  • Digital forensics (electronic discovery):
  • evidence preservation, restoration and analysis
  • e-mail construction and relationship analysis and mapping
  • Truth verification (polygraph, handwriting analysis and questioned document examinations)
  • Verification of credentials such as employment, academic and professional qualifications, employer references, criminal records, drivers licenses and credit screening and lifestyle audits
  • Assessment of corporate governance policies and procedures
  • Assessment of fraud prevention from both an ethical and operational perspective
  • Advising on fraud prevention plans, anti-fraud policies and procedures, and fraud hotlines
  • Providing fraud awareness training and continuous fraud control reviews
  • Performing fraud risk assessments designed to identify and evaluate fraud risk factors and the potential fraud schemes that could be perpetrated
  • Designing and implementing anti-fraud control activities and ensuring the achievement of the entity‚Äôs fraud prevention objectives
  • Monitoring the quality and effectiveness of anti-fraud programmes and controls
  • Crimen injuria (also known as cyber-smearing)
  • Cyber-crimes of extortion, fraud and forgery
  • Unauthorized interference with or monitoring of data (Identity Theft)
  • Dissemination of pornography
  • Unlawful access and interception of data (hacking)
  • Cracking of anti-pirating and/or security software
  • The provision, selling, designing or producing of anti-security circumventing technology
  • Specialist guidance on the establishment of a supply chain management function
  • Review of a current supply chain management function
  • Specialist guidance on the bid specification, evaluation and adjudication of goods and services
  • Forensic verification of suppliers (including due diligence)
  • Review of contracts/bids awarded to suppliers
  • Background checks on newly recruited staff and potential suspects
  • Forensic investigations related to complaints and allegations of potential fraud and/or corruption of employees and/or suppliers