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INDUSTRY FOCUS: SECURITY

VICE CHAIRMAN DANIEL LENGOSANE

forward-thinking companies expanding into developing regions. Omega Risk Solutions is the perfect example of a company that has shown innovation and skill on its journey to the top of the industry. Headquartered in Pretoria, Omega Risk Solutions is a truly South African company with operations in 11 countries around the continent, whereas many competitors who operate on a similar scale are international businesses headquartered in Europe or the USA. From Director-level down to front line employees, Omega Risk Solutions has uniquely African experience sourced from military, police, political and closeprotection backgrounds. Take Vice Chairman and Acting MD, Daniel Lengosane for example. He tells

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Enterprise Africa more about his background in the security industry and how his experience has been beneficial in growing the business. “I was trained by the ANC as a security practitioner,” he says. “I trained in Germany as a bodyguard, learning advanced driving and close-protection. In 1994, I worked for Nelson Mandela as a bodyguard for four years and I then moved to work with then-Deputy President Thabo Mbeki as Head of Security. Eventually, I became Director of Internal Security in the Presidency. This demonstrates the experience we have at Omega Risk Solutions. I joined the company in 2005 and today I use my experience to source new opportunities while contributing in a decision-making capacity. “Omega Risk Solution was

established by a consortium of risk management experts who are passionate about providing advanced, integrated security solutions to clients. These people came from a military background with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and also worked for G4S and other firms before later deciding to form their own company in South Africa in 2003. The management team now offers traditional security management experience gained in Africa, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, UK and the USA. We’ve been successful in Africa because of our footprint, and because of our understanding of the market on the continent, starting from South Africa.” The company’s core offering includes: Security surveys, protection (manned guarding, monitoring and response), technology (providing a one stop turn-key solution), loss control, occupational and environmental safety, fire risk management, and first aid. AFRICAN SECURITY In the past 14 years, Omega Risk Solutions has grown from a rudimentary manned security operation to become a supplier of integrated security solutions. Utilising the most modern, advanced and highly technical equipment available, the company provides a best-in-class offering. “We offer integrated security solutions,” explains Lengosane. “We integrate physical security and electronic security under one umbrella. Most clients now want to see integrated security solutions where you mix man-guarding with technology.” In terms of video surveillance, cyber security and the use of digital technology for security purposes, industry commentators agree that

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