Annamart Nieman - Bridge Group of Advocates.

Advocate of the High Court of South Africa and member of the Johannesburg Bar, Sandton Chambers.

  • General commercial practice, with emphasis on information technology infused litigation.

Partner at Deloitte and Touché:

  • Risk Advisory: National Service Line Leader Analytical and Forensic Technology (“AFT”), constituting part of an international AFT business strategy, executed in 150 countries.
  • Headed up a truly multi-disciplinary team consisting of deep technical experts (including cyberforensic experts, forensic auditors, electronic/ computer engineers, forensic investigators, information security specialists and data analysts.
  • Consulted to a wide variety of clients in almost all industries.

Doctorate degree in Electronic Evidence:

  • Guest lecturer at FBI Academy in Quantico, Washington; Universities of Pretoria, Cape Town, Johannesburg, North-West.
  • Frequently presented at national and international conferences.

Prosecutor/ Senior State Advocate/ Legal Advisor to the DNDPP:

  • High-level management of all NPA Investigations (focusing on racketeering, money laundering, asset forfeiture).
  • Specialised in organised crime and specifically, serious financial crimes (conducted, inter alia, the investigation and prosecution of a fraud syndicate involving 121 accused).
  • Constitutional litigation (including S v Dlamini, S v Dladla and Others; S v Joubert; S v Schietekat 1999 (4) SA 623 and S v Dodo 2001 (3) SA 382 (CC)).

Chief Investigating Officer/ DDPP:

  • Head of Digital Detective Unit of the NPA.
  • Manager of RSA 24/7 G8 Countries High-Tech POC for Collection of

Electronic Evidence (mutual legal assistance to 52 international jurisdictions).

  • Supervisor: T op Secret Security Clearances.
  • Assisted in the roll-out of the Financial Intelligence Centre and the Office for Interception Centres.
  • Negotiated memoranda of understanding with various internal and external stakeholders, including: the fixed line operators (Telkom, Transtel, Eskom); the mobile cellular operators (Cell C, Vodacom, MTN); the Internet service providers; the Metro Councils; the Banking Council and SABRIC; the National Intelligence Agency (NIA); the South African Secret Services and the Departments of Trade and Industry (DTI), Home Affairs, Transport and Correctional Services.

Founding member of, inter alia:

  • Online Intelligence, a software development company based at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria, which specifically developed innovative, multi-user software applications that transform collected risk and security information into structured intelligence.
  • The Legal Postbox, an innovative services alternative for legal practitioners.

Prior to joining the Bar, operated in the risk management, forensics, litigation and dispute services environment for more than 16 years (11 of which in a senior management/ executive capacity).


Annamart Nieman – Spamjam (.pptm)

Previously spoke at:

iWeek 2013

iWeek 2012