Who Are We: The Team

CRAIG GINSBERG – Craig is the Founder of Crime Watch SA and initiator of the precinct wide surveillance project network, thus far established in Sunset Beach, Milnerton Ridge, Royal Ascot and soon to be in Tijgerhof. He is also the Vice Chairman of SAIDSA.

GILL GINSBERG – Gill heads up the Accounts Department and oversees the day to day administration of Crime Watch SA.

MARK LINDSELL – Mark has an extensive history of Neighbourhood Watch Groups, the City Centre Crime Prevention Projects, is Chairman of Milnerton Ridge Neighbourhood Watch, a member of the LPR (License Plate Recognition) Steering Committee, and is also the Vice Chairman of Milnerton CPF.

Gill Ginsberg
Company Director

Craig Ginsberg
Company Director

Mark Lindsell
General Manager

Nandipa Kwaza
Control Room Supervisor

Thelma Maartens
Control Room Supervisor

Maryna Stoffberg
Control Room Operator

Elton van Niekerk
Control Room Supervisor

Siyanda Rampa
Control Room Operator

Basil Davis
Control Room Operator

Jason Landsberg
Control Room Operator

Yolanda Williams
Control Room Operator

Hazel Mapasa
Control Room Operator

Control Room

The Control Room, under the watchful eye of a dedicated Control Room Manager, operates on a 3 shift basis, each working 12 hours. In our current operation there is 1 Control Room Supervisor and 2 Control Room Operators that make up each shift. They rotate equally between alarm monitoring, dispatching and coordinating Armed Response Officers and actively monitoring with our CCTV network, currently consisting of 124 cameras. All of our Control Room operators are trained and certified in accordance with these regulations. Training records are available at all times.

Armed Response & Access Officers

Crime Prevention Patrols operate on a 24 hour basis with suburb dedicated vehicles. Patrollers are trained to actively seek out criminal activity with the aim of preventing incidents before they occur.

Their role is primarily to supervise the shift, supervise the crime scene, monitor patrol officers’ duties, monitor criminal activity, assist clients, monitor and coordinate the activity of the shift, and constant liaison with the Control Room. They ensure that the shift operates within the strict guidelines of both the Company’s and PSIRA’s.

Response officers operate in conjunction with the Control Room on a three shift basis, each operating for 12 hours. Each officer is qualified to Grade C within the PSIRA regulations, Grade C Armed Response module and have full training in the use of handguns for business purposes. Refresher training is given every 3 months with practical shoots and every shift does martial arts training on a weekly basis.

The Crime Watch SA Armed Response Officers are managed by Operations Manager Ricardo Carelse, who has 15 years in the crime prevention business, joining Crime Watch in 2006. His knowledge of the area is exceptional. Ricardo is a fully qualified SASSETA (Safety & Security Sector Education and Training Authority) assessor and carries out training for many other crime prevention businesses.

Jonathan Adams
Armed Response

Richard Divine
Armed Response Supervisor

Manelisi Sontshatsha
Armed Response Officer

Bonile Mbutuma
Armed Response Officer

Lennox Beja
Armed Response Officer

Andre Gordon
Armed Response Supervisor

Vuyani Jongilanga
Armed Response Officer

Bandile Mabuya
Armed Response Officer

Kagisho Holele
Armed Response Officer

Thembela Nqikela
Armed Response Officer

Ricardo Carelse
Ops Manager

Alex Nyaba
Armed Response

Onke Mhlangula
Armed Response

Riaco Dumas
Armed Response

Seelan Dickson
Wireman

John Williams
Technician

Adarry April
Senior Technician

Louise Wepener
Technical Co-Ordinator

Kirston Petersen
Technician

Technical Team & CCTV Department

The Crime Watch Technical teams are made up of qualified alarm and CCTV technicians and wiremen. They undertake any job, from routine maintenance to large scale residential and commercial installations. Crime Watch SA has a technician on standby 24/7 in the event of a client requiring assistance after hours.

Louise Wepener holds a PSIRA Grade B certificate, PSIRA Armed Response and Firearm Competency Certificate, SASSETA Control Room Manager certificate and holds a SAIDSA Technician Gold Certificate. She is currently responsible for the client database and the technical services co-ordinator.

Admin & Sales Team

Sylvia Andrianatos has 8 years experience in the industry, is SASSETA registered and is qualified in alarm monitoring and armed response. She is administrator of all armed response and control room security aids and logistics at Crime Watch.

Cynthia Earl has been in the security industry for 17 years and with Crime Watch SA since its inception in 2010. She has vast experience in this industry and her extensive knowledge has assisted many residents in securing their homes and businesses, besides making friends with all their dogs. She is also PSIRA registered.

Lindy-Lou Loock looks after all clients accounts and is our very efficient bookkeeper with over 30 years Administration and Accounting experience. She joined the Crime Watch SA team in 2015.

Rashaad Hendricks has 15 years crime prevention experience and 8 years as a police reservist. He is PSIRA registered and is fully qualified in the Criminal Procedures Act. He joined our team in 2008 as an Armed Response Officer and now specialises in assessing business security requirements, dedicated to the Montague Gardens area.

Maureen Janjetich comes from an Executive Management and Financial background and joined the team in October 2016 as Systems Manager. She has extensive experience in setting up and implementing business systems and audit trails.

Master Mwale joined us in August 2016 as Maintenance Officer and ensures that all our maintenance and cleaning needs are met.

Sylvia Andrianatos
Ops Administrator

Cynthia Earl
Sales Representative

Lindy-Lou Loock
Bookkeeper

Rashaad Hendricks
Security Co-Ordinator

Maureen Janjetich
Systems Manager

Master Mwale
Maintenance Officer

Michelle Gelderbloem
HR & Training Manager