Obtained a BIuris Degree (1988) and LLB Degree (1995) through the University of Pretoria. He was employed at the Department of Justice from 1989 to 1996 as a Public Prosecutor in the District Court and Regional Court (Johannesburg) and also served at the Department’s Head Office at the Division: Legal Services. He completed National Service at the South African Police (1990) and during that time performed duties at Legal Services. During 1996 he was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa.
In 1996 he successfully applied to be appointed at Legal Services of the South African Police Service (“SAPS”) and commenced duties on 1 April 1996 on the level of Senior Superintendent (Colonel). During November 2000 he successfully applied to be appointed on the level of Brigadier and was appointed to this position on 1 November 2000. He has served as the Section Head: Legal Services: Resource Management. He successfully completed formal external and internal high level training interventions aimed at improving managerial capabilities and skills of senior managers in the South African Police Service in particular the Presidential Executive Development Leadership Programme (through the South African Management Development Institute,2004) and the Executive Leadership Development Programme.
He was appointed as a member of the Appeals Authority of the South African Police Service during 2007 and dealt with appeals lodged by members of the Service following conviction in Departmental Hearings and is conversant with the application of labour law and principles in the workplace. He resigned from the South African Police Service with effect 1 March 2015.
Obtained a BA Psychology Degree (2000) through the University of South Africa. She was employed at the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) from 1992 until 2005 where she was directly involved at the security component of the DOJ, responsible for implementing and maintaining security measures in respect of the personal security of judges appointed by the Minister of Justice as well as security measures at the residence of such judges.
From 1995 until 2005 she was the Office Manager at the Office for the Control of Interception and Monitoring of Communications. The Office was by law mandated and responsible for the investigation of serious crime. She was responsible to, in conjunction with the respective law enforcement agencies (i.e. the South African Police Service, the National Intelligence Agency, Directorate of Special Operations and the South African Secret Service) deal with applications submitted to the office in respect of the investigation of such crimes. She resigned from the DOJ in 2005 to pursue business interests.
In 2013 she qualified as a Polygraph examiner through the American Polygraph Association.
Magda has been onvolved in private investigations since 2013.