Welcome to the School of Financial Services

Milpark Education’s School of Financial Services (SoFS) was formed in 2023 following a merger between the former School of Investment and Banking, and School of Financial Planning and Insurance. The SoFS is unique in its niche capabilities as a provider of higher education across all four major areas of specialisation in the South African financial services industry.

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Partnering with you on your Financial Services Learning Journey

Whether you require a qualification to be compliant with the FAIS Act, want to start a career in the financial services industry, want to become a professional financial planner, insurance specialist, investment manager or highly qualified banker - we offer a qualification to suit your needs. Take advantage of courses with industry relevant content that fosters practical application and study online wherever you are!

By enroling for a Milpark Education BCom degree, you are investing in your future and opening doors to exciting career opportunities. Choose from 10 different BCom major options and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the ever-evolving world of business. Find out more about our BCom programmes in the prospectus below. A Milpark BCom degree will set you apart in any career you choose to pursue.

Why study at the School of Financial Services?

 

The financial services qualifications we offer are tailored to meet your specific needs, whether you want to be compliant with the FAIS Act or to start a career in the industry.  

We offer a full articulation pathway from entry level to postgraduate level in financial planning, risk and insurance, banking, and investment management. 

Our programmes include endorsements by the: 

Financial Planning Institute of Southern Africa (FPI)

Insurance Institute of South Africa (IISA), and  

International Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).  

Institute of Risk Managers South Africa (IRMSA)

Our courses provide a competitive advantage with industry-relevant content and practical applications, as taught by field experts with real-world industry experience in top financial services institutions.  

All our online support and academic resources, including live classes, tutor services, discussion
forums, weekly one-on-one meetings with your lecturer, and additional exercises and recordings, are accessible from any device.
 

Our online resources are intentionally designed to empower you to progress and achieve your
learning and career goals. Take the step today and start your learning journey with Milpark towards professional success! 

David Venter

David Venter

Heading up the School of Financial Services

David has worked in academia since 2016 in various roles. Prior to this, David was a Fund Manager in the Investment Management industry for 10 years. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Financial Management from the University of South Africa and a MSc in Finance from the University of London.

Accreditation

Banking Department Academic Team

Brunhilde Gerber

Brunhilde Gerber

Deputy Head of the School of Financial Services
Elmare Van Der Westhuizen

Elmaré van der Westhuizen

HOD: Banking
Stanton Lesch

Stanton Lesch

Snr Lecturer and Programme Oversight Manager: PGD in Banking 
Veronica Hardenberg

Veronica Hardenberg

Lecturer & Programme Oversight Manager HC in Banking Services
Simba Tibape

Simba Tibape

Lecturer & Programme Oversight Manager AC in Banking Services
Tracey Willcox

Tracey Willcox

Lecturer
Johan Potgieter

Johan Potgieter

Lecturer
Hugo Lambrechts

Hugo Lambrechts

Lecturer
Nonhlanhla Mbatha

Nonhlanhla Mbatha

Academic Administrator

Financial Planning Department Academic Team

Brunhilde Gerber

Brunhilde Gerber

Deputy Head of the School of Financial Services
Gerrie Van Der Merwe

Gerrie van der Merwe

HOD: Financial Planning
Sune Van Schalkwyk

Sune van Schalkwyk

Lecturer & Programme Coordinator: Higher Certificate in Financial Planning
Lutfiyya Mahomed

Lutfiyya Mahomed

Lecturer & Programme Oversight Manager: Higher Certificate in Financial Products
Ashley Lachenicht (1)

Ashley Lachenicht

Lecturer: Higher Certificate in Financial Planning
Tamsyn Gradwell

Tamsyn Gradwell

Lecturer
Leanne Ferreira

Leanne Ferreira

Lecturer & Programme Coordinator: Advanced Certificate in Financial Planning
Linka Porter

Linka Porter

Lecturer
Clint Hufkie

Clint Hufkie

Junior Lecturer
Hasina Sonday

Hasina Sonday

Academic Administrator
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Ronel Botes

Lecturer

Investment Management Department Academic Team

Brunhilde Gerber

Brunhilde Gerber

Deputy Head of the School of Financial Services
Jurgen Moller

Jürgen Möller

HOD: Investments
Cephas Forichi

Cephas Forichi

Lecturer
Corbin Nieman

Corbin Nieman

Lecturer
Litho Ferreira

Litho Ferreira

Junior Lecturer

Risk and Insurance Department Academic Team

Brunhilde Gerber

Brunhilde Gerber

Deputy Head of the School of Financial Services
Marisa Grundling

Marisa Grundling

HOD: Risk and Insurance
Charlene Wolmarans

Charlene Wolmarans

Lecturer
Ruschelle Sgammini

Ruschelle Sgammini

Lecturer
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Sinazo Gqozo

Lecturer
Sanele Shabalala

Sanele Shabalala

Lecturer
Nompumelelo Leshane

Nompumelelo Lemphane

Academic Administrator

Operations Team - Corporate Programmes

Carlyn Collison

Carlyn Collison

Senior Programme Manager
Babalwa Chulayo

Babalwa Chulayo

Programme Manager
Matiyane Lamati

Matiyane Lamati

Programme Manager
Thulani Dube

Thulani Dube

Programme Manager
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Lauren Adams

Academic Administrator

Operations Team - Public Programmes

Tracey Joseph

Tracey Joseph

Senior Programme Manager
Amelia Johnson

Amelia Johnson

Programme Manager: Advanced Certificate in Banking Services; PGDIP Investment Management; PGDIP Banking
Jethro Delport

Jethro Delport

Programme Manager: Higher Certificate in Short-term Insurance
Ismail King

Ismail King

Programme Manager: Higher Certificate in Financial Planning
Natalie Boock

Natalie Boock

Programme Manager: Higher Certificate in Banking Services; Diploma in Banking; Higher Diploma in Banking; PGDIP Risk Management
Doreen Lekgoro

Doreen Lekgoro

Programme Manager: Advanced Certificate in Short-term Insurance; Advanced Certificate in Financial Planning
Wadia Dramat

Wadia Dramat

Programme Manager: PGDip Financial Planning
Nadia Killian

Nadia Killian

Academic Administrator