South Africa Chapter


Upcoming Event

  • ACAMS South Africa Chapter 2020 REBOOT
  • Tuesday, 14 July 2020
  • Registration: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Virtual Event
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ACAMS® South Africa Chapter Mission Statement

The ACAMS South Africa Chapter was relaunched during 2020. It is the Mission of the Chapter to provide its members with a platform to share collective expertise, knowledge and to foster professional relationships through discussions around region-specific issues.

It is our intention to increase the level of knowledge amongst our members and to stay abreast of developments in the field of Anti-Financial Crime.

We plan to hold regular virtual and in-person events featuring information updates and briefings with an AFC focus and look- forward to welcoming interesting and expert speakers.

  • ACAMS South Africa Chapter 2020 REBOOT
  • Tuesday, 14 July 2020
  • Registration: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Virtual Event


ACAMS South Africa Chapter 2020 REBOOT

ACAMS is delighted to host a Virtual Event on Tuesday, 14 July at 16.00 SAST, marking the relaunch of the ACAMS South Africa Chapter.

The official relaunch of the ACAMS South Africa Chapter will include welcome remarks by the ACAMS leadership and a topical panel moderated by Kieran Beer, ACAMS Chief Analyst and Director of Editorial Content and host of the highly rated Financial Crime Matters podcast series.

Please register for the event at the link provided. If you have any questions, please contact

Full Programme to be announced soon.

Kevin West

Kevin West, CGSS, CFE
ACAMS® South Africa Chapter Co-Chair
Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

Kevin West is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr West is in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment and is the Anti- Money Laundering & Compliance leader for the segment.

Kevin was previously a partner with KPMG Forensic (South Africa) heading up the AML and ABC service line for Africa. He worked for KPMG for 15 years.  After leaving KPMG in 2013, Kevin was the Head of Financial Crime Compliance for Barclays Africa being responsible for approximately 12 countries on the continent. He held this role for 2 years.  In 2015, Kevin joined the FirstRand Group to head up their Financial Crime Operations (including the Financial Crime Intelligence Unit). He performed this role as a consultant and recently joined FTI when his contract came to an end.  During his career, Kevin has worked in various jurisdictions across the world, namely London, Dubai, Russia, US, and all Southern Africa countries.

Kevin has previously served on the Board of the ACFE South Africa Chapter, and was also the founding Board member of ACAMS® South Africa Chapter and the Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners (ICFP). He is also a Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS) with ACAMS.

Advocate Lawrence Muravha

Advocate Lawrence Muravha
ACAMS® South Africa Chapter Co-Chair
Head Group Financial Crime African Bank Limited

Adv. Lawrence Muravha is a qualified lawyer who has been admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa in 2005. Also an AML/CFT compliance professional with over 15 years’ experience within the Banking and the Financial Services Industry.

Lawrence currently heads the Group Financial Crime Department at African Bank Limited with a specific focus on the Financial Crime Compliance, Financial Crime Operations, the Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance Program and the Group Forensics Function. Also appointed as the Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer for the Bank in terms of Section 42(A) of Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001. He participates  in range of industry meetings under the umbrella of the Banking Association of South Africa and the South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC), where he acts as an Accountable Executive for African Bank Limited and a member of the Regulatory Crime Risk Expert Working Group and the Illicit Flow of Funds Work Group. He is a member of the Compliance Institute of South Africa and approved as a FAIS Compliance Officer, License category I, Compliance Practice number 6075.

Lawrence has been instrumental in the revamp of African Bank Limited AML/CFT Compliance function where he has involved in multiple implementation of AML/CFT programs, systems and, policies, standards and procedures. Key projects, include the implementation of AML/CFT systems in 2015, FIC Amendment project of 2017, Implementation of the risk based methodology, risk assessment tools, Risk Management and Compliance Program and AML training.

Bianca Wright

Bianca Wright, CAMS®
ACAMS® South Africa Chapter Secretary
Financial Crime Regulatory Specialist, Corporate and Investment Bank, Absa Group Limited

Bianca is currently a Financial Crime Regulatory Specialist (VP) in the Absa Corporate and Investment Bank Financial Crime Compliance team. She started out at Nedbank, forging a strong internal audit background, and moved to Barclays Africa Internal Audit in 2007. She joined Financial Crime Compliance in 2010 at Barclays Arica and has been in the field ever since. Her working experience include Nedbank, Absa Group Limited, Barclays PLC, Barclays Bank Mauritius (Acting Head of Financial Crime Compliance) and Investec and she was one of the first TOPP trainees at Nedbank to complete TOPP articles through SAICA.

She holds a Bcomm Chartered Accounting from PU for CHE and was CAMS® certified in 2015. She also completed the Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering at UJ and Certificate in Advanced Corporate Law and Securities Law at UNISA in 2012.

Nomsa Hoohlo, CAMS®
ACAMS® South Africa Chapter Co-Director of Communications
Regulatory Risk Manager, Regulatory & Conduct Risk Management, First National Bank

Nomsa Hoohlo is an AFC SME in the FNB franchise Divisional FCC team within the broader FirstRand Bank Limited. Ms Hoohlo is a Regulatory Risk Manager with regulatory oversight on a portfolio that spans Commercial business, Public Sector Business and Wesbank in asset finance.

Nomsa is an admitted attorney with over 15 years’ experience across Legal, Risk and Compliance having started out in practice. She then heeded the corporate call and worked for Edcon as a Legal Labour Law Specialist for 3 years, representing the employer across various jurisdictions in the SADC region (mostly Lesotho, Botswana, Zambia and Namibia). In 2013 she joined Absa/Barclays in the Commercial Asset Finance Collections, ligating and collecting on bad debt in terms of the National Credit Act. It is here that her interest in money laundering typologies was sparked and she made an internal move to Financial Crime Compliance as an MLRO for Business Bank. In 2016, Nomsa joined FirstRand Bank Limited as an AML Specialist in the Financial Crime Risk Management Division. The latter 7 years of her career have been spent working in a multinational portfolio that not only includes the South African context, but Lesotho, Zambia, Tanzania as well as the offshore outfits of Ashburton Jersey and FNB Guernsey.

She holds an LLB, LLM (International Law, Human Rights and Development) from the University of Witwatersrand. She became CAMS® certified cum laude. She also holds an Advanced Certificate in Analysing Banking Risk and is currently enrolled in a Henley FirstRand Program for a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Practice.

Derick Mostert,

Derick Mostert, CAMS®, CFE, (FP)SA
ACAMS® South Africa Chapter Director of Membership
Manager, Financial Intelligence Centre

Derick is currently responsible for systems and planning in the Monitoring and Analysis division of the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) of South Africa. He is a team player with 28 years of business experience in various functions. Between 1991-2002 he had an exciting career in the South African Police Service, before he left in 2002 (holding the rank of Captain) for the South African Revenue Service; he was then seconded to form part of the group of analysts that started the Monitoring and Analysis division of the FIC in February 2003. At the FIC he grew from Analyst to Team Leader and later to Manager. Over the past 28 years he has gained extensive expertise in leading multi-cultural teams, mainly in the fields of the Monitoring and Analysis of Financial Crime, as well as cooperation with domestic and foreign law enforcement agencies, the police, foreign Financial Intelligence Units, Money laundering Reporting Officers and internal stakeholders.Besides his Police Science and Criminology (honours) degrees he also holds a Master’s degree in Forensic Investigations from the University of South Africa. Derick is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS®), a Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE) and a member of the Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners ((FP)SA).

Johan Hetzel

Johan Hetzel, CAMS®, FP(SA)
ACAMS® South Africa Chapter Co-Director of Programming
Money Laundering Control Officer (MLCO), Tyme Bank Limited

Johan Hetzel is the Money Laundering Control Officer (MLCO) at TymeBank. He joined TymeBank during the “build” phase of the bank and is proud to be part of the team that built South Africa’s first fully digital bank.

He has extensive experience in both the Banking and Consulting industries, both focused on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT). Prior to his career at TymeBank, Johan was the Head of AML, CFT and Sanctions at Nedbank Limited. Furthermore, Johan has worked on a range of client service engagements throughout his consulting career which focused on a broad spectrum of AML/CFT related engagements.

Johan has led multiple teams throughout the African continent in countries such as Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Swaziland, Seychelles and Zimbabwe. In addition to these countries he has worked with teams within the United States, United Kingdom, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.

Johan is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, a member of the Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners and a registered Commercial Forensic Practitioner (FP(SA)). Johan has an honours in Bcom Forensic Accountancy from the North-West University of Potchefstroom, South Africa. 

Nasia Seria

Nasia Seria, CA (SA)
ACAMS® South Africa Chapter Co-Director of Programming
General Manager, MTN Group Risk and Compliance

Nasia Seria is a general manager, risk and compliance professional at MTN covering mobile financial services and financial crime. As a qualified chartered accountant, Seria has extensive capital markets experience, having worked for EY, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs in New York as well as for. Since moving back to Africa, she has worked for Barclays Africa in Johannesburg and recently focused on digital finance. Her current responsibility includes Group compliance oversight of the anti-money laundering program for MTN Mobile Money across 14 countries in Africa.

Nasia’s experience includes working for multinationals operating across Africa, Latin America and Asia, which have provided her with critical insights into the complexities of organizational dynamics and the challenges of operating in a volatile emerging market environment. Seria has a master’s in economics and has participated in sustainable development volunteer work; such as post-hurricane and earthquake relief in New Orleans and Indonesia as well as assisting international nonprofit organizations in South Africa with development finance and advocacy work.

It is her goal to give back to the African continent through utilizing exponential technologies, such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, in risk management and compliance practices to solve problems faced by both large corporates as well as the public sector, thereby enabling a client-centric organizational culture. 

Nolubabalo (Nolu) Gwababa

Nolubabalo (Nolu) Gwababa, CAMS®
ACAMS® South Africa Chapter Co-Director of Sponsorship
Director, Regional Compliance Officer, Visa CEMEA

Nolu is an experienced Compliance and Ethics leader with over 15 years compliance and governance experience in financial services, payments and manufacturing industries. Nolu has a proven track record in designing, streamlining and overseeing compliance program execution across multiple markets. She is passionate about helping organization develop compliance programs that not only meet regulatory obligations but create sustainable ethical businesses. Nolu currently hold the positon of Compliance Director and Regional Compliance Officer for the Visa Central Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) region, based out of Johannesburg South Africa. In her current role, she works with Visa clients who are banks across 54 countries in Africa, and also holds a supporting role for the Europe entity on AML/ATF and sanctions related matters.  Before Visa, Nolu held several Compliance roles including Risk Management and Internal Controls for Mercedes Benz and Mercedes Benz Financial Services South Africa.

Diane van Eeden

Diane van Eeden, CAMS®
ACAMS® South Africa Chapter Co-Director of Sponsorship
Head of Anti-Money Laundering, Mukuru Africa

Diane is the Head of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism Department at Mukuru Africa. She has extensive compliance and investigative experience in the remittance and foreign exchange industry. She is passionate about providing an essential service to the typically, financially under-served migrants, so that they may move their money in a convenient and safe manner. Mukuru Africa’s footprint covers more than 15 African countries, as well as the United Kingdom, thus providing her with multi-national experience in the country’s regulatory environments. She leads a team tasked with financial crime investigations, as well as AML and CFT compliance reporting requirements and training of all staff.

She was CAMS certified in 2015. She also completed the Certificate in Money Laundering Compliance and Detection at the University of Pretoria in 2013.