Fausto graduated from Rhodes University, Grahamstown, with a BCom LLB in 2011. He was elected President of the Law Students’ Society and Chairman of the Law Students’ Council in 2010. His career began at Rhodes where he tutored first-year Commercial Law students in 2010 and was then hired by the University to lecture Commercial Law to second-year BCom students in 2011. He then moved on to complete his articles of clerkship as a candidate attorney at Johannesburg-based law firm Mssrs Moodie & Robertson Attorneys, Notaries and Conveyancers, from 2012 to 2013, assisting in the primary practice areas of debt collection and civil litigation in general, and more specifically local government law and property law, including Sectional Title law.
After completing his articles of clerkship at Moodie & Robertson Attorneys, he remained at the law firm as a Legal Professional for the duration of 2014, running his own High Court and Magistrates’ Court trials and applications, and gaining high-level experience in company law, private property evictions, body corporate levy collections, municipal debt collections and pension fund disputes, amongst other areas.
Since joining the group in June 2015, Fausto has established a highly systemised and functional legal department to monitor Community Scheme loans and levy collections, and the legal team which he manages offers high-level legal support to the group and its business.
Fausto is an active member of the National Association of Managing Agents (NAMA) Regional Committee for Gauteng West where he participates in monthly seminars and activities in the community scheme industry, which includes training. He consults closely with the group, and in a multitude of areas concerning the community scheme industry.