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).

Professor Kris Pillay Phd

Prof K Pillay

Professor Kris Pillay holds a PhD in Criminal Justice from the University of South Africa. He is a full professor in the Department of Criminology and Security Science at the same university. He started his academic career as a junior lecturer in the Department of Criminology at the University of Durban-Westville. After graduating, he took up a lecturing position in criminology at the former University of Transkei and was promoted to the rank of senior lecturer and acting head of the Department of Criminology. In 1995, he joined the former Technikon South Africa as a senior lecturer in Community Policing.

He was seconded to the position of acting Executive Director of the Security Management Programme and thereafter he was appointed as the Head of the Department of Security Risk Management at UNISA. Professor Pillay was appointed as the Director of the School of Criminal Justice and was seconded to act as the Deputy Executive Dean of the College of Law at University of South Africa (UNISA).

He received several awards and accolades and was presented with two prestigious awards at the 12th International Seminar of the International Institute for Security and Safety Management (IISSM) held in New Delhi, India.

He is the first South African to receive a Fellowship of the United Kingdom Security Institute, and he is also an Honorary Member of the Security Association Singapore. He is a serving member of the Board of Governors of IISSM since 2001. He was also Chairperson of the South African Institute for Security (SAIS – 2008-2011) and former President of the Criminological Society of South Africa (CRIMSA). He was a member of Panel of Experts appointed by the PRIVATE SECURITY REGULATORY INDUSTRY AUTHORITY (PSIRA) to develop a draft Transformation Charter for. He is currently Deputy Chairperson of the Private Security Industry Advisory Committee, a body that advises and makes recommendations to the Council of Private Security Industry Regulator and the Minister of Police in South Africa.

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.

Bryan Rudolph

Bryan Rudolph

Bryan Rudolph has been in the security industry for over four decades, initially in a technical role, but for the latter two‐plus decades focusing on the professionalism within the security industry, specifically with respect to training and standards. Bryan’s working career started in 1972 when he joined SA Phillips as an electronic technician, receiving training in Holland and Switzerland and Italy while based in South Africa. He stayed with the company until 1980, at which time he was the national technical manager.

He then formally entered the security industry in 1980, joining a small alarm and CCTV installation company where he was involved in the design, installation and maintenance of systems. He then took on the role as general manager for C&K Systems, the South African branch of a major American manufacturer that was later acquired by Honeywell. The acquisition saw many branches around the world closed, with the South African operation being one of them.

Bryan then went into the publishing business and took on the role of editor of a magazine called Security Today, which was bought by Primedia a year later. He then started his own publication, Security Professional as well as the first Security Industry Directory which was later purchased by Primedia as well.

In 2002 Bryan also started working with SAIDSA (The South African Intruder Detection Services Association), a relationship that is still ongoing. Among his roles at the association, Bryan publishes its annual Information guide and member directory and sits on the Intrusion committee for standards in the intruder alarm market.

The education drive Bryan started while at SAIDSA developed into the association’s formal training school, which is still operating and has been training technicians for years. Bryan also developed the training material for this programme.

Andre du Venage

Andre is an entrepreneur and active in the SA private security industry for the past 23 years after working in the SA Police Services (15 years) investigating organised cargo crimes and held the rank of Det/Capt.
Andre went on from this to become a Certified Forensic Examiner (CFE) and Certified Security Management Professional (CSMP) starting his business Secure Logistics (PTY) Ltd in 2009. The business focuses on high-value cargo transport and security protecting cargo on the move. He is an expert investigator, security writer, turnaround strategist, consultant and security specialist presenting on specialised security and transport at international events and global conferences. Andre has been the SA TAPA Lead 2012-2022 for which he received two recognition awards.  He holds an MBA: Leadership & Sustainability and wrote his thesis on SCRM. He is well known in the SA Logistics industry and his business has a 99.9% success rate on delivering cargo safely to its destination over a 14-year period.