We have increased the scope of our security services

We offer visible security patrols as well as front-desk security services, which is complemented by 24-hour surveillance. Should you require our security services for your commercial building, or your event, do get in touch with us on 021 418 4000 or mjkader@afriservsa.co.za.

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AFRI-PROFILE

We profile a member of our team in every issue of our newsletter. This month’s spotlight is on COLLIN BRANDT, our Head of Security. Collin’s career in the security industry spans 27 years. Before starting at Afriserv as the head of security, Collin worked in Law Enforcement specialising in investigations and tracing. He loves working for Afriserv, being confronted with new challenges in the job, and most particularly, being a part of finding sustainable solutions for challenges.

He considers himself a family man; he says that family always comes first and enjoys spending quality time with them.

“If I could change one thing that would make the world a better place, it would have to be to encourage people to change to better themselves. If people change for the better, the world changes for the better”, he says.

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We specialise in safety and protection services in various sectors

Our security division specialises in safety and protection services in various sectors.  In recent weeks we have seen an upsurge in the request for security for the safeguarding of construction sites. Here our security team has a presence at the creation of a rooftop garden at The Onyx Apartments in Cape Town’s CBD.  Other construction developments include a project by WBHO at the V&A Waterfront.

Should you require the development of a security plan to suit your specific needs, do get in touch with Junaid Kader on 021 418 4000 or mjkader@afriservsa.co.za. We offer visible security patrols as well as front-desk security services, which is complemented by 24-hour surveillance.99a7d420-f9f9-45f7-b834-9a9f754a9cdf

AFRI-SECURE UPDATE

We’ve added a control room to our security division

We are extremely excited about the extension of our security division, to include the addition of a control room with state-of-the-art surveillance equipment. The control room facilitates communication with security ground patrols, as well as our parking staff. Not only are we able to respond to incidents more effectively, but we are also able to monitor the operational efficiency of our integrated security system 24 hours a day. Our security staff were recently put through their paces at a training and induction workshop in order to ensure seamless integration with the new surveillance system.

We are pleased to welcome David Phuthi on board; David has been appointed Control Room Manager, and has 15 years’ experience in managing control rooms for security companies such as ADT and Chubb. Welcome David! We know you will add immense value to our security division.

We offer visible security patrols as well as front-desk security services, which is complemented by 24-hour surveillance. Should you require our security services for your commercial building, or your event, do get in touch with us on 021 418 4000 or mjkader@afriservsa.co.za.

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AFRI-PROFILE

We profile a member of our team in every issue of our newsletter. This month’s spotlight is on LEIGH SHADRACH, our National Parking Operations Manager. Leigh joined AfriServ/AfriPark in 2007, and continues to be a valuable member of the team. We get to know Leigh a little better to understand what makes him go the extra mile to ensure that our parking division offers our customers and clients the best possible AfriServ/AfriPark brand experience.

Tell us something about yourself in a few lines.

I love growing and developing myself through learning and trying new things. I also enjoy challenges. I am someone who thinks positively and can execute difficult tasks with ease. I’m not an individual who needs to be micro-managed; rather, when given a specific task, I am able to problem-solve and figure out the best way to turn the challenge into an opportunity, and to do so in a manner which benefits both the company as well as the client.

What are you passionate about?

There are a few 😃 One of my greatest passions is helping others. I am also passionate about meeting people and interacting with them. My other passion is to strive to be consistently good at what I do; this comes with not being afraid to take calculated risks to achieve positive results. I derive great satisfaction from learning new things, and to become the best that I can be at whatever task is at hand. I am passionate about being happy and achieving a state of inner satisfaction, and am aware that this can only be achieved through sheer dedication and hard work.

What gets you out of bed in the morning?

Acknowledgement for a job well done and when my colleagues believe in the work that I do motivates me to get out of bed. I place high value on being appreciated because I give every task my ALL, particularly since the work I am doing impacts my staff and our clients. One of my proudest moments was when a parking contract which I had managed for eight years was terminated because of a change in management. Realising the value we added, and our expert parking management expertise, we were re-appointed a year later by the new property managers, and have managed to consistently increase our client’s revenue year-on-year.

If you could change one thing that could make the world a better place, what would it be?

It would definitely have to be to put an end to corruption in our country.

What is your role at AfriServ?

I am the National Operations Manager. My role involves managing and overseeing the seamless operation of all parking sites which we manage on behalf of our clients. The on-going development and empowerment of my team, as well as managing the quality of their outputs are integral to my role. I am also responsible for budget management and controls in order to ensure that every project is not only executed consistently well, but also delivered to budget.

What does working at AfriServ mean to you?

Working at Afriserv is like working with family. Every member of the team is caring and supportive, and they are confident in my abilities to produce the best outcome for the organisation.

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OUR EXPO DEBUT

Our cleaning manager has managed to secure an expo stand for AfriServ at the Facilities’ Management (FM) Expo which was held in Cape Town on 18 October.  We managed to establish and re-establish a few good industry connections at this event, and look forward to FM Expo 2018!  Thank you to our partners, Caturra Coffee, who collaborated with us on the day by providing great coffee to people who visited our space.

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