Biographies of RAG panellists / consultants / advocates / solicitors / liquidators that have appeared on our YouTube channels.

Advocate - Hendrik van Staden

Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and a member of the National Bar Council of South Africa, he is situated in Pretoria.

He has experience as an prosecutor and legal advisor since January 2014.

Further experience include Ponzi schemes investigations and litigation.

He became an Advocate in 2016 after completing his pupillage under Adv Carl van Heerden where has received much exposure to especially mining law.

Advocate - Pierre du Toit (B.Iuris / LL.B / Dip. Tax Prac.)

Pierre is a senior litigation attorney (solicitor) admitted as such to the High Court in 1996 and practising as a partner at Mostert and Bosman Attorneys, a Cape Town based firm established in  1893.

He, together with a team of six attorneys specialize in all litigation aspects in respect of high-profile insolvency matters. These include the following Ponzi type schemes:

  • Genesis
  • Premier Enhanced Cash Fund
  • Herman Pretorius/ RVAF
  • Pieré Louw
  • Imagina FX (Craig Massyn)
  • Praesidium

The recovery of crypto currency and forex are the main focus in the above mentioned Imagina and  Praesidium matters.

Mostert and Bosman understands the challenges associated with cash flow in insolvent estates and  accept instructions on a risk basis (i.e. accounts only payable if funds are available).


Advocate - Tobie Benade


Adv Benade is member of the CapeBar Society of Advocates..  He had practiced as junior council for 14 years and had been admitted as an advocate on 5 Nov 2004.

Adv Benade is involved in General Litigation and practices from the Huguenot Chambers in Cape Town

Advocate - Vaughn Victor

Studied at North-Wets University, LLB

Adv Victor specialises in cyberlaw, cyber securities and crypto currency
He is also on the Master of High Court as an insolvency practitioner.  Currently Adv Victor does investigations only and does not accept appointments.

He is also part of the international fraud investigators.


Attorney - Darrell M Padgette

Mr Padgette is part of Nelson & Fraenkel LLP

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Auctioneer - Xen Dippenaar

Co-founder of KOPANO Auction Group, a company with 25 years experience in the auctioneering industry.  KOPANO is fully accredited and offer a broad spectrum of services incorporating all aspects of the auctioneering, insolvency and legal industries, allowing them to provide their clients with an all-encompassing and unsurpassed level of service delivery. Their head office is based in Pretoria but we offer services on a National level, with branches in KZN, Western Cape, Garden Route and, occasionally, also incorporate neighbouring countries.

Xen qualified as an auctioneer in 1996. Over the years Xen has become a professional auctioneer and has been involved in the sales and administration of various liquidations, fraud matters, deceased estates and pyramid schemes.

Liquidator - Christopher Roos

Sebenza Trust Liquidators and Liquidation Experts

The firm’s work in the Insolvency industry is acknowledged as amongst the best and our Insolvency Practitioners have received numerous unsolicited nominations. Similarly, the Master of the High  Court has, from time to time, appointed a number of us on a discretionary basis as Liquidator or Trustees, where they believed we could bring special expertise to the advantage of creditors in an estate.


Since 2002 Christopher Roos has worked in the Insolvency Industry,  Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, Rescue, Restructuring & Recovery and Debt Counsellor.

Christopher Roos is on the Panel of National Liquidators, Curators of South Africa, Trustees and Liquidators at the Master of the High Court, and has taken numerous Appointments with offices in Centurion & branches all over South Africa, where he exclusively attends to Taking Control of Assets and the administration of Insolvent Estates and Companies in Liquidation from Provisional Appointments to the finalization of these Estates. &


Liquidator - Herman Bester

Mr Herman Bester, an Accountant and Associate member of the South African Institute  for Chartered Accountants was appointed as Practitioner and became a director in Tygerberg Trustees (Pty) Ltd.

Mr Bester had been admitted onto the master’s panel of Liquidators in Cape Town High Court on  13 December 2011 and became a member of AIPSA (now SARIPA) during January  2012. He hade been appointed onto the National Panel of Insolvency Practitioners by the  Department of Justice since the Master consolidated all appointees onto one Panel. Mr Bester was licenced as a Senior  Business Rescue Practitioner (BRP) by CIPC and took appointments as BRP during 2012

Since being licensed as BRP in  2012 mr Bester had been involved in more than 35 projects. Success stories 'properties were sold for R70m, all creditors will be paid, and all jobs  saved'

Liquidator - Riaan van Rooyen

Mr Riaan van Rooyen founded Investrust in 2007. He started his career in insolvencies in 1988, with Coopers & Leybrand, before joining the Master’s office, in Pretoria in 1991, where he gained valuable working experience and training. He started his own firm, Van Rooyen Fisher Trustees in 1997 and is a very competent and experienced insolvency practitioner.

He heads Investrust Marketing Division and is on the panel of the Master of the High Court National Liquidators list.