I spent all of last week managing, deploying, and assisting my anti-riot strike teams at companies and shopping malls from Cape Town to Durban. Proudly I can say that not one premises protected by our men was breached or vandalised.
Although you consider us to be primarily an investigation firm, I would like to assure you that D&K Management Consultants does a lot more. One such aspect is assisting clients in managing risk; particularly from potentially dangerous strikes and protest action.
For Lyudmila Pavlichenko, killing Nazis wasn't complicated. "The only feeling I have is the great satisfaction a hunter feels who has killed a beast of prey," she once said of her job.
A roadblock is a legal blockage of public, and sometimes private, roads. These are set up by the metropolitan police units and/or the South African Police Service (SAPS) as checkpoints, on instruction of the police commissioner, based on Section 215 of the Constitution. There are many reasons why the police would set up a roadblock, such as the tracking down of a suspect, the suspicion of criminal activity, or the monitoring of traffic.
A former senior manager in the office of the Mpumalanga Premier has been given judicial authority to sue her former boss for damages for physical and psychological injuries she suffered when attacked by protestors while she was at work.
Finding out that you have dishonest individuals working in your company will evoke a series of natural emotions. Ultimately it’s a discovery of betrayal, and that hurts business owners and colleagues to the core
With so many security companies and products out there, it can be exceedingly difficult to decide what strategy and approach is going to work best to curb your internal thefts and losses.
In 1994 - when South Africa joined the rest of the free world and democratically elected Nelson Mandela in the first democratic election for all South Africans - the country exploded with opportunity and excitement.
As published on News 24, companies can now keep track of clients with technology that uses data capture and advanced facial recognition functionality to register, welcome, track, and trace all visitors to business premises. Has your data been captured? This is something to be aware of...
It starts with the rhythmic stomping of boots and tekkies pounding to the beat of 1, 1 2, 1, 1 2... sticks, golf clubs and rocks are waved above the heads of the strikers. The crowd chants softly, but slowly builds the crescendo, getting louder and louder.
We live in interesting times. Such a nice way of saying “the world is a mess”. My faith in humanity has become as worn down as Ron Jeremy’s bed springs; and the more I hear the word “woke”, the more the option of permanent self-isolation appeals to me (perhaps with Ron… that man has some stories to tell).
Since animals snaked and slithered themselves out of the primordial swamp pools, and our ancestors began to rise up off all fours (politicians excluded) the instinct to survive has ensured our existence.
Waking up choking on your own bile as you scramble to grab for anything to ease the intense pain of the volcanic lava eating a hole through your throat - like a rabid rat perpetually gnawing away at a piece of cheese - was the catalyst for the invention of Gaviscon.
Surprise! The beer-rating app Untappd can be used to track the location history of military personnel.
There is little doubt that the huge impact of the Lockdown in South Africa was always going to be a litmus test for the stability of a country already teetering on chaos.
South African business managers are missing out... Hear me out and give this some serious thought: For most of us there has been little to no positive scenarios when it comes to our business life during lockdown. However, when we look hard enough with a different mindset that may not have to be the case....
Read this article, as published by Bellingcat, detailing how Google Analytics codes unearthed a network of South African fake news sites...
We are faced with the toughest challenges that we as a company have ever had to deal with. When this covid-19 lockdown began none of us knew what to expect or for how long. As it’s unfolded, I have grown more uncomfortable by the day. I quietly and confidentially made a vow to myself that at the end of this every single one of us would have a job. I undertook to ensure that every single person sitting in this room would get paid.
Internal security within any organisation is a highly important part of company structure. Most, if not all, esteemed company managers and owners are aware of the real threat of internal theft. These organisational leaders have often spent many hours detailing plans of action that will aid in safeguarding a company against such threats.
According to an article published by Ama Bhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism, Hendrick Kganyago had a close, city employed relative, who seemed to have had influence on Kganyago winning the fleet department fuel tender in Tshwane. Kganyagpo’s company Balimi Barui Trading (BBT) was one of three companies awarded a R500 million fuel contract.
Strikers and protestors are protected by law. However, there are certain things that both strikers and their employers need to be aware of when it comes to carrying weapons during a strike.
According to a warning issued by the South African Banking Risk Center (Sabric) there is a current trend occurring whereby criminals are impersonating South African executives such as CEOs and financial directors in order to steal money from companies.
Find out how businesses should go about ensuring they are satisfying the minimum requirement for their corporate due diligence before any money is exchanged.
Employee background screenings & employee malpractice investigations are imperative to protect your business as well as your other employees from fraud, theft and corruption.
There are many situations that call for the truth to be revealed. When the truth needs a nudge in certain situations, you can make use of polygraph services to get to the truth.
Security management is essential to all industries because without it you leave your business exposed to a whole host of potential threats. Security specialists have you covered!
You should never settle on a private investigator based on the cost, because at the end of the day if you pay for a quality investigator that is what you will get, if you don’t, you won’t.
If you have something you need to get to the bottom of, make sure you get reliable private detectives and investigators to help you by following these rules.
Find out what some of the key contrasts are between police and private investigations as this article walks you through the several differences in their roles.
Find out how you can excel in the security industry with a lucrative close protection career, armed with leading VIP escort security training.
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Dr Craig Donald reviews why recorded video is often far from ideal.
Route out misconduct, theft or any other threat to your business’ success and integrity with professional private investigators in South Africa.
I have always been a staunch advocate for continued skills development and industry knowledge. Reading, listening, watching and talking are the foundations from which I draw knowledge to stay ahead of the pack.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of my life in the security consulting and investigation arena. That equates to almost 4 200 site security audits or operational audits completed. Shit! That's a fair amount of time spent reviewing and assisting clients to develop effective loss control and security plans.
Welcome to my guide on creating an impressible security portfolio for your business and/or clients. This series of blog posts will provide practical insight into the best practices employed by security professionals to mitigate risks.
After almost 23 years as an employee, Barry Spanner was a definitive part of the Condon and D&K family. A loyal and unwavering friend and staff member - may he forever rest in peace. Thank you for giving so much of your life to us Barry, your impact will never be forgotten. Our sincere condolences to Barry's family and loved ones.
The now well publicised Aussie cheating scandal has not only confirmed what many an astute fan has been thinking for a long time but has also created a situation where we are now questioning past games and results. I'm not just referring to long past or even the recent ashes series.
The biblical story of David and Goliath is a great anecdote demonstrating just how the little man (David) defeated a literal giant, a feared behemoth of a man. I often find myself drawn back to this story when I get questioned about the role or importance of size (muscles) in the field of VIP Protection.
In my capacity as a security consultant, I find myself continually fascinated by the gripes I hear from clients of security contractors who genuinely feel they are paying for nothing... is that you?