• Tony Botes – Security Association of South Africa
  • Doraval Govender PhD., SOE, F.I.S – ASIS South Africa
  • Johan du Plooy – ASIS South Africa
  • Andre du Venage – Transport Asset Protection Association

Tony Botes

Tony has been active in the Private Security Sector since the mid 1980’s and has served the industry in various capacities. He entered the private security industry in 1986.

Tony was the Secretary/Treasurer, Vice Chairman and Chairman of SANSEA (South African National Security Employers Association), Transvaal Region, during the 1990’s, and the National Vice Chairman and Chairman of SANSEA during the same period.

He was also on the Executive Committee of SSEO, the Security Services Employers Organisation, since its formation in 1997, including the positions of Deputy Chairman and Chairman, thereafter as Secretary after retiring as an active security service provider.

He has been involved in the periodic wage negotiations for our sector since the early 1990’s and has, during that same period, been the primary author of the sectoral determination, the primary legislation covering minimum salary levels, benefits and conditions of employment in the private security industry,

Tony retired from the guarding industry in 2009 and was subsequently contracted as Risk and Project Manager for the World Cup for the four major stadiums in 2010.

He now administers SASA, the Security Association of South Africa, as well as consulting to service providers in the Private Security Industry with regard to the interpretation and application of Sectoral Determination 6 (the legislation governing remuneration and conditions of employment, compliance) and HR/IR matters.


Doraval Govender

Doraval is a past governor of the South African Institute of Security (SAIS), Former Assistant Commissioner (Major General) in the South African Police Service and Past President of the FBI Middle East, Africa Chapter.

Prior to joining Higher Education, Doraval served in in the South African Police Service until the rank of Assistant Commissioner. He served on the South African Institute of Security (SAIS) board of governors. In 1999, He underwent the FBI training and development programme in Quantico, USA (199th session). He served as the President of the FBI Middle East, Africa Chapter from 2001 to 2005. He is presently a Professor Extraordinaries in the Department of Criminology and Security Science, at the University of South Africa.  He has over 45 years of safety and security experience working in the police and with private security personnel in South Africa. He has published many security related articles in journals and books.  He was the editor of the Acta Criminologica Journal and the Southern African Journal for Security and is an editorial board member of several other journals. Doraval has a doctorate degree in Criminology (specializing in Security management).


Johan du Plooy

Johan du Plooy is a highly experienced security risk management professional with global experience and has wide and varied experience in solving complex security risk management issues.  Johan holds a master’s degree from the University of South Africa, and he is presently busy reading for a PhD titled: Assessing the Application of Intelligence-led Investigations into the Illegal Tobacco Trade in South Africa.

Johan has served as the President of the Security Association of South Africa, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the South African Institute of Security and the Chairman of the South African Security Federation.  He has served as the ASIS International, Senior Regional Vice-President for Southern Africa and has been an active participating member for the past 36 years.  He has been a member of ACFE (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) for nearly 25 years. He is regularly consulted on matters relating to security risk management and the combatting and identification of fraud and corrupt activities.

He served in the South African Police Service in a permanent and reservist role for more than 30 years, where he gained international experience in investigating and solving complex crimes.  During this time he was involved in establishing liaison with overseas agencies to assist with the investigation of cross border criminal activities.  Johan was a certified Inspector of Explosives and a Bomb Disposal Specialist during his service in the Security Branch of the South African Police.  He ended his police career with the rank of Superintendent and was awarded a number of medals and a clasp for counter-terrorism and diligent service.

He returned from the Dubai in 2006 where he established the first digital forensics company in the UAE.  Johan has in recent years been involved in supplying or facilitating training courses for some of the specialist forensic divisions of the South African Police Service.

His strategic approach to identifying and solving security risk-based issues has been successfully implemented by many well-known international brands and government agencies on six of the seven continents and in many diverse cultures.

During the past few years, Johan has taken a keen interest in the way in which international and national standards could be utilised in the reduction of security risks.  He is the first person globally to have led a team who implemented an Organisational Resilience in the Supply Chain project based on a six-level Maturity Model.  He completed formal training on Corporate Governance, Compliance and Ethics at the University of Cape Town, and has established frameworks for corporates to prepare themselves for the many challenges that this brings.


Andre du Venage