About Us

As a Pan African Corporate Intelligence firm, our core business is the provision of a comprehensive range of high-quality investigative work, intelligence acquisition and advice.

Since 1990, Zero Foundation Africa has built a practice uniquely placed to assist a wide variety of Clients with interests in Africa. These have included:

  • Major international law firms
  • Blue Chip companies
  • Financial institutions and investment companies
  • Foreign direct investment companies
  • NGOs
  • Media professionals
  • Insurance groups
  • Government organisations

Working alongside prominent law firms, Zero Foundation Africa has provided vital investigative analysis and litigation support to a wide range of companies.

We have been retained by many leading financial institutions to investigate personal and corporate net worth and to trace and recover assets throughout Africa and in other jurisdictions.

Our key services include:

  • Enhanced Due Diligence
  • Executive Screening and Vetting
  • Financial Intelligence and Asset Tracing
  • Security Management Consultancy
  • Travel Security
  • Technical Assistance and Surveillance

Board Certified in both Security Management and Competitive Intelligence, the firm is an active member of both ASIS International and the Academy of Competitive Intelligence.

By becoming your corporate intelligence partner in Africa, we can help you make informed and timely business decisions. The combined knowledge of Zero Foundation Africa’s management team and its comprehensive network of sources throughout the continent, means that we can gather intelligence on any company, any individual, anywhere in Africa.” Benedict N. Weaver, Founder

About Benedict Weaver

Benedict N. Weaver is an Oxford graduate and Board-Certified in both Security Management and Competitive Intelligence.

After working for a British security organisation, which exposed him to a variety of sensitive scenarios in the UK and overseas, Mr. Weaver emigrated to South Africa.

Mr. Weaver is the CEO of Zero Foundation Africa (Pty) Ltd, a Pan-African corporate intelligence firm headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa.

The company provides high net worth individuals and corporate travellers with specialised Hostile Environment Awareness Training (H.E.A.T.) to enable them to operate with confidence when travelling abroad, especially in non-permissive environments.

Mr. Weaver often presents at local and international symposia where he addresses topics regarding intelligence and security-related matters in Africa.