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.

How to Apply

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!

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).  

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! 

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David Venter

Heading up the School

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.


Banking Department Academic Team


Elmaré van der Westhuizen

HOD: Banking

Stanton Lesch

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

Lecturer & Programme Oversight Manager HC in Banking Services
Simba Tibape (183 X 216 Px)

Simba Tibape

Lecturer & Programme Oversight Manager AC in Banking Services
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Tracey Willcox

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Willem Lombard

Johan Potgieter 183 X 216 Px)

Johan Potgieter

Hugo Lambrechts

Hugo Lambrechts

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Desiree Taskes

Academic Administrator

Financial Planning Department Academic Team

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Brunhilde Gerber

HOD: Financial Planning
Corporate Staff Photos

Gerrie van der Merwe

Senior Lecturer & Programme Oversight Manager: ACFP
Sune(183 X 216 Px) (17)

Sune van Schalkwyk

Lecturer & Programme Oversight Manager: HCFP
Lutfiyya Mahomed

Lutfiyya Mahomed

Lecturer & Programme Oversight Manager: HC in Financial Products

Tamsyn Gradwell

Leanne Ferreira

Leanne Ferreira

Linka Porter

Linka Porter

Clint Hufkie

Clint Hufkie

Junior Lecturer
Litho Ferreira

Litho Ferreira

Junior Lecturer
Hasina Sonday

Hasina Sonday

Academic Administrator

Investment Management Department Academic Team


Dr Jamela Hoveni

Snr Lecturer and Programme Oversight Manager: PGD in Investment Management
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Jürgen Möller

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Cephas Forichi


Risk and Insurance Department Academic Team

Marisa(183 X 216 Px) (14)

Marisa Grundling

Acting HOD: Risk and Insurance

Charlene Wolmarans

Lecturer and Programme Oversight Manager: HC in STI

Gisela Budler

Lecturer and Programme Oversight Manager: AC in STI
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Sinazo Gqozo


Sanele Shabalala


Sharlene Jane

Academic Administrator

Operations Team - Corporate Programmes

Cralyn Collison (183 X 216 Px)

Carlyn Collison

Senior Programme Manager
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Babalwa Chulayo

Programme Manager
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Matiyane Lamati

Programme Manager
Natalie Broock (183 X 216 Px) (5)

Natalie Boock

Programme Manager

Thulani Dube

Programme Manager

Megan Samuels

Academic Administrator

Operations Team - Public Programmes

Tracey(183 X 216 Px) (18)

Tracey Joseph

Senior Programme Manager

Amelia Johnson

Programme Manager: Higher & Advanced Certificates in Banking Services; PGDIP Investment Management; PGDIP Banking

Jethro Delport

Programme Manager: Higher Certificate in Short-term Insurance

Ismail King

Programme Manager: Higher Certificate in Financial Planning

Doreen Lekgoro

Programme Manager: Advanced Certificate in Short-term Insurance; Advanced Certificate in Financial Planning
Wadia(183 X 216 Px) (19)

Wadia Dramat

Programme Manager: PGDip Financial Planning
Nadia Killian

Nadia Killian

Academic Administrator