Board of Directors

Charles Robert Van Staden
B.Comm (Law), LL.B, LL.M

Charles van Staden is the Chairman of Child Survivors of Crime NPC.

Charles is currently a consutant of the firm of Attorneys, Lawton’s Africa (South Africa). Prior to his retirement in April 2003, after 27 years with the Exchange Control Department of the South African Reserve Bank, Charles was the Deputy General Manager of the Exchange Control Department. Since March 1977, Charles was intimately involved in the application of Exchange Control policy within the policy parameters laid down by the Minister of Finance, the adjudication of applications, the investigation of contraventions of the provisions of the Exchange Control Regulations as well as giving expert evidence in the resultant court cases.

Charles is a Life Member of the Institute of Bankers in South Africa as well as an Audit Committee Member and past President of the Convocation of the University of Johannesburg. Charles is a Member of the Committee of the Pretoria Club Section of the Pretoria Country Club.

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Malala Kgwanyapa Paul Ndlazi
Deputy Chairman

Malala is one of the founding members of CSOC.

He is a highly driven individual who heads up the sales division in Assupol KwaZulu-Natal region. He has extensive leadership experience in operations, stakeholder management, and change management.

Prior to working in sales, he worked as a Talent Manager at Assupol Life. Malala’s passion includes developing people in the areas of emotional intelligence training in order to help them reach new levels of personal and professional excellence.

Francois Pellatt Marais
Adv. Sec M (Unisa)/FIS (SA)

Francois Marais is an Executive Director and founding member of Child Survivors of Crime NPC.

He is a Fellow, member and former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the South African Institute of Security (SAIS), where he currently chairs the Ethics Committee. He is a former National President of the Security Association of South Africa (SASA) and was awarded Honorary Life Membership of SASA following his term of office.

Francois has a specific interest in Criminal law and all related Police law including the Criminal Procedure Act and Domestic Violence Act. Recreationally, Francois is a Magician, Illusionist, Fire-Eater and Public Speaker – specialising in the Emcee, Compere and Event Continuity fields.

He is the co-founder and Chief Executive of Ghost Squad, a leading proactive Security Service Provider based in Johannesburg.

Prior to his current role, he was a Vice President at J.P.Morgan Chase Bank.

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In Memoriam

Gert Andries Francois (Gaf) van Niekerk

01/05/1946 – 08/05/2017

Gaf was one of our Founding Directors who sadly passed away on 8 May 2017 after a long illness. Child Survivors of Crime salutes and thanks Gaf for the valuable and lasting contribution he made to our Charity – he will always be remembered.