FICA Webinar

FICA | Webinar
9 May 2024 | 13:00 – 15:00
What is FICA and why do we need FICA protocols

About this webinar and what the programme includes

The Financial Intelligence Centre Act (the FICA), as amended, requires amongst other that attorneys practising for their own account and incorporated legal practices must identify, assess, monitor, mitigate and manage the risks of legal services in relation to facilitating money laundering activities or the financing of terrorist and related activities or combating the proliferation of financing activities.

In doing so, legal practitioners practising attorneys and incorporated legal practices  are required to develop, document, maintain and implement a Risk Management and Compliance Programme (RMCP) with appropriate controls and measures. It is imperative for practitioners and employees who directly and indirectly engage with clients understand the risks and implement the controls and measures introduced in the RMCP. Non-compliance will have adverse implications for the practitioner, practice and public.

In its Public Compliance Communication No. 53 (PCC) the FIC specifically recommends that training should be provided to all employees and that evidence of the training should be retained. You will benefit from this webinar by being informed of the key FICA-compliance requirements to operate a legal practice.

Course content

•    What is FICA?
•    Registration requirements in terms of FICA
•    What is a risk-based approach?
•    What is a Risk and Compliance Management Programme
•    FiC audits and the Legal firms
•    Responsibilities of the FICA Officer


Alta van der Walt obtained her BA Business Management degree at Griffiths University and worked as a practice manager for more than 25 years. Good business practices and business management is her passion. Ms van der Walt also lectured for the Law Society of South Africa’s Legal Education and Development (LEAD) division for almost 16 years.

What previous delegates said

•    By far the best practical session on FICA I have attended. Much better than what any other institution has presented.
•    That draft RMCP will assist a lot of practitioners to become compliant.
•    Extremely informative – Thank you Alta and LEAD.
•    The seminar was insightful and very beneficial to me.
•    Thank you for providing us with this informative webinar
•    This was great and very informative.
•    Excellent, I would redo this course every 6 months to ensure that everything is still current.

9 May 2024: 13:00 – 15:00Closing date for registrations: 8 May 2024
The full session is mandatory to qualify for a certificate. This certificate can serve as confirmation of training provided to practitioners and employees as envisaged under the above PCC.Who should register?•    Key individuals or the FICA Officer or person appointed to oversee and manage compliance in terms of the FICA.
•    Legal practitioners and all staff from law firms

Registration fee categories (including VAT):

•    Practising legal practitioners and other staff from legal firms: R820 per person.
•    Non-practising legal practitioners/others: R1 100 per person.

How to register

Kindly note that you can only register online and that there are limited places available. Participants should be registered individually to enable the system to generate a unique username and password for each person.

Payment should be made by electronic funds transfer (EFT) only. You are required to upload the proof of payment (PDF) in step 2 – (Online registration form). Should an invoice be required to effect payment, replace the proof of payment document with a note (Word) requesting an invoice.LSSA banking details: Account name: Law Society of South Africa | Bank: FNB Pretoria | Branch code: 251445 | Account no: 6200 9641 079 | Reference: FC Initials, Surname


Once you have registered to participate, you will receive a system-generated confirmation e-mail that we have received your registration documentation. Twenty-four hours before the course starts, you will receive an e-mail with the link to the course (Microsoft Teams) as well as your course material . Read the instructions in the e-mail carefully. If you do not receive this said email, please check your Spam / Junk folder, or kindly contact Yolanda Singh on or Tel No (012) 441 4652, the day before the course start. Attendees must ensure that they have access to MS Teams well in advance. Kindly test your link as soon as you get it.
For more information about this webinar contact Yolanda Singh:

E-mail:  |  Tel No (012) 441 4652

Please take note

  • The terms and conditions of the LSSA are such that our policy only allows for each person to be registered for a course/seminar/webinar as an individual. Each person attending any training offered by the LSSA must register as an individual. This is a standard protocol for all training offered by the Law Society of South Africa (LEAD).
  • The LSSA will not accept liability if the fees are not paid into the designated LSSA bank account.
  • The course is conducted in English only.
  • The course will be delivered through MS TEAMS. Please ensure that you have MS TEAMS installed on your computer prior to the commencement of the course.
  • You will receive the material as well as the link to the course via email, +-24 hours before commencement of the course.  If you do not receive the said email, look in your junk mail folder. If it is not there, contact Yolanda Singh on
  • No cancellations will be accepted after the course material and link have been shared. Participants who do not cancel timeously and/or fail to attend the webinar will forfeit the amount paid towards this course.
  • Should you need to cancel your registration, you need to do so in writing before the course link and material are shared. No cancelation will be accepted after it has been made available and failure to comply with this will result in the full fee being charged.
  • LEAD might record the course for QA purposes. According to Company policy and copyright protection, recordings or the PowerPoint presentation will not be made available after the course.
  • LSSA/LEAD shall have the right in its sole discretion to postpone or cancel tuition in any programme initially advertised and offered based on insufficient demand. Should LSSA/LEAD cancel the proposed training, registered delegates will be given reasonable notice of the cancellation and all fees paid by the delegate will be refunded.
LEAD’s training offers

LEAD is one of the largest providers of legal and professional education in South Africa and has been accredited as a legal education provider by the Legal Practice Council.. LEAD provides access to quality learning that is relevant, accessible and affordable. LEAD offers an extensive range of learning activities and training options.

Course Dates

Registration fee categories (including VAT):

•    Practising legal practitioners and other staff from legal firms: R820 per person.
•    Non-practising legal practitioners/others: R1 100 per person.