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About TSU Training Solutions

One of the Leading Specialised Security Training Companies in South Africa

TSU was formed in 1999, to address a gap in the private security market in South Africa for highly trained professionals. TSU Protection Services offers exceptionally high standards and service levels. Because of our reputation for excellence we have been approached by International Security Companies to represent them in Africa.

Choosing Your Security Training Company

Minimising security risks is essential in today's business environments. Failure to choose the right security partner can result in situations where your assets, property and even the lives of your personnel are placed at risk. We pride ourselves on the knowledge that our members undergo a strict selection and training process based on the methodologies used by specialised units in the South African Police and Military.

Our broad blue-chip client base bears testimony to our ability to ensure that our clients' needs are met and their security risks reduced. A broad base of expertise, experience and resoures ensures that we deliver the best results attainable for each assignment. The sophisticated skills of our highly qualified team of experts combined with their commitment to excellence further add value and often create additional opportunities for our clients.

Sound Business Ethics

At TSU Training Solutions we will only commit to a potential project or a contract if we know that we can meet and deliver the requirements according to our own unique high standards and service levels. A project will never be accepted unless we are sure that we have the resources to deliver.

We work closely with the official law enforcement agencies and adhere strictly to the letter of the law, a boundary that will never be overstepped.

A project will never be accepted from a client who does not conform to the same ethics and principles that we do.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT AND INSTRUCTORS

 

Chris BeukesChris Beukes - CEO
Chris is a former member of the South African Police Services. He was a member of the South African Police Special Task Force. He was involved in the planning and execution of numerous operations.  He left the unit in January 1999 and started TSU Protection Services (PTY) Ltd in February 1999.
 
His security experience includes working as a Security Advisor too many fortune 500 companies, tasked with the protection of many CEO's and other VIP clients. He has consulted many corporate executives and corporate companies with security plans. The company has been involved in protection and security work for clients during the Soccer World Cup in South Africa, as well as overseeing the execution of the security plan. 

He has brought many high caliber experience security specialists into TSU Protection Services.  Many were previous colleagues from the SAPS Special Task Force, Presidential and VIP Units.  Not only are services rendered to local companies but TSU Protection Services provides services to some of the largest companies in the world;  mobile, law firms, mining industry, IT companies, retail companies, bank groups etc.
 
With 26 years of experience in the security field he has built the company to 1700 full time permanent employees.  He is also on the Board of Directors of TSU International SA, TSU Protection Services Namibia, TSU International UK, A.M. Security, TSU Protect and TSU Training Solutions which all form part of the TSU Group of Companies.


Marthin Botha Marthin Botha - Head Instructor
Martin joined the SAPS in 1991. In 1993 he joined the SAPS Special Task Force where he received training in Executive Protection, Emergency Diving, Improvised Explosives and Devices, Sniper, Advanced Driving and other specialized training. Over a period of 13 years in the SAPS he gained a lot of experience and knowledge in Executive Protection and Tactical Operations, being in charge of many operations as team leader.

Marthin spent 7 years in Iraq where he gained even more experience as an Operational Manager and Team Leader. Marthin worked for TSU from 2012 as a Operations Manager and Training Instructor. With over a decade of experience in management, and his experience working across various operations in different countries will prove invaluable as we continue to grow the TSU business.


Johan Fourie Johan Fourie – Course Leader
Johan joined the South African Police Service 1987. Johan joined the SAPS Riot Control Unit where he gained his experience as a subject matter expert in the riot control environment. During his time at the unit, he was deployed to various riot situations in Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal. He was promoted to the position of Section Commander and was in control of various Sections during his Operational deployments.

In 1993 he joined the Special Task Force. In 1997 he completed his Instructors Course in the SAPS Special Task Force. As an operational member of the Special Task Force for 11 years he was involved in numerous operations which have included the release of hostages from buildings and a hijacked aircraft, the release of kidnapped hostages, apprehending armed and dangerous criminals, riot and crowd control, rescuing flood victims, joint cross-border operations to destroy arms caches, protecting a number of foreign dignitaries on official visits to South Africa, protecting the President of South Africa and numerous high risk operations as well as counter-sniper duties.

Johan left the unit in 2004 and worked in Iraq on the PSD Teams protecting various high risk, influential business people. Johan joined TSU in 2011 and qualified as an Assessor with SASSETA. He also qualified as an Advanced Level Instructor with ITA (PFTC), and Advanced Driving Instructor with Gerotek.


Christoff Jones Christoff Jones- Instructor
Christoff joined the SAPS in 1991. In 1993 he joined the SAPS Special Task Force where he received training In Executive Protection, Emergency Diving, Improvised Explosives and Devices, Sniper, Advanced Driving and other specialized training. Christoff completed his Instructors Course in 1991 in the SAPS and since 1995 to 2004 he worked as an Instructor in the SAPS Specials Task Force. Over a period of 13 years in the SAPS he gained a lot of experience and knowledge in Executive Protection and Tactical Operations, being in charge of many operations as team leader.

Christoff spent 7 years in Iraq where he gained even more experience as a PSD (Private security Detail) member and Team Leader. As a free-lance operator Christoff worked for TSU from 2011 till 2014 as a Close Protection Officer and started working full time for TSU as a Training Instructor in 2015. Christoff’s experience working across various operations in different countries will prove invaluable.

Christoff is a qualified Assessor with SASSETA, Advance level instructor with ITA (PFTC), Instructor for Advanced Driving.


Ingo Holden-Smith Ingo Holden-Smith - Instructor
Ingo started working in the security industry in 2001 where he formed part of a surveillance team. In 2003 he joined SBV services where he qualified as a fulltime instructor. At SBV services he received training in Security Grade Training, Specialized Security Training, CIT and Firearm Training.

He also assisted in the facilitation of an advanced selection course for an elite tactical team, as well as training this unit. He servef as a member of the unit and participated in special and classified tasks. He was key in the development and presentation of an advanced instructor program and a professional training unit. During the surveillance and counter surveillance program he presented practical exercises. He was also instrumental in the development and implementation of a recruitment program for new employees.

In 2006 Ingo started doing freelance work for TSU as an instructor and operational member. During 2007 he spent a year in West Africa, where he gained valuable experience as a Team Leader He was part of a group that performed Asset Protection & Security Consultation related work.

With over a decade of experience in training, and various operational tasks Ingo permanently joined TSU Protection Service in 2011.

Ingo is a qualified Assessor and Moderator with SASETA; a Training Counsellor with ITA (PFTC) and and Assessor for Defensive and Advanced Driving Instructors. Ingo is also registered with HABC as a Level 3 CPO Tutor, he is also an Instructor in Conflict Management, Control and Restraint Techniques and Physical Intervention Training.

 


Johan Fryer – Head of Training & Education
Johan joined the South African Police Service in 1985. He was stationed at the SAPS Tshwane College itself and was utilized as a Musketry Instructor. In 1993 he did the Special Task Force Training course. He did his entire advance training courses during that same year and was utilized as a Special Task Force Operator during his time stationed at the unit. He was also intensively involved in developing courses for the SAPS, specialised units within the SAPS and other units. In 2006 he was transferred to the STF Operational Unit where he was utilized as a subject matter expert in the presentation of Rural Survival and Sniping courses presented as elective training for the unit’s first tier operators.

His operational experience involved numerous operations which have included the release of hostages from buildings the release of kidnapped hostages, apprehending armed and dangerous criminals, joint cross-border operations to destroy arms caches, deploying in a counter sniping during the protecting and visiting of numerous Heads of State and foreign dignitaries on official visits to South Africa, protecting the President of South Africa and numerous high risk operations as well. Johan joined TSU International in 2016 as Head of Training & Education.


Steven Lochner Steven Lochner -  Director TSU Protection Services Namibia
His relevant experience that started in 1981, include the following:

Executive Protection - He started off as owner of a security outlet, and started an association with TSU in 2001, and then joined TSU on a permanent basis in 2012  . He has been active in the field of close protection as DL, TL and CPO since 1992. Over the years, he underwent close protection and tactical firearms training with different international service providers. Clients protected by him and his team consisted mostly of corporate executives, but also included some of the world’s most well-known celebrities.

SA Military – Instructor and troop sergeant. Hostile environment deployment.

Police reserve force – Completed the SA police S.W.A.T course

Special event security – Controlled security at big sporting events, high profile private functions, rock shows etc

Working dog training and application – Obedience and protection dog. Received the accolade of “most improved dog of the year” award by the German Shepherd dog club of SA. Use of dogs for hostile crowd control.

Nightclub and entertainment venue security – He started a business providing door security personnel to entertainment venues. He specialised in taking over trouble spots, end keeping venues safe of organised crime syndicates and drugs. He is the founder of NEVPA (Nightclub and Entertainment Venue Protection Alliance), through which he combined all bouncer groups operating in the city, that were believed to be clean as far as criminal activities and drugs were concerned. His reputation of fighting against drugs and crime, caused him to be invited as special guest on a tv program that specialised on gangs, violence, organised crime etc. During his different altercations through the years, often involving different types of weapons, he was shot, stabbed and seriously hurt by an explosive device. It has to be mentioned that he firmly believes it is by the grace of God alone that he is still alive today, and not his own ability.

Tactical training – He did training with different international service providers. His association with TSU started in 2001 . He combined as a training team for TSU, with a former urban instructor of the SA Police Special Task force. Their relationship benefitted from their different fields of experience and expertise.  They presented executive protection and tactical training to civilians, police, traffic and law enforcement units in South Africa for a period of over 4 years.

Sport combat – He trained in different sport combat arts. Achieved black belt and also numerous medals and titles in different sport combat codes. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) instructor. One of his former students became the holder of 3 international MMA titles. He is still until today the only MMA instructor in Africa who’s student fought an opponent who became UFC (The premier MMA organisation in the world) champion. The sport of modern day MMA can be accredited to Brazil. In Brazil it is called Vale Tudo. He was appointed the SA representative to the IVC (International Vale Tudo Council) in Brazil, in 2001, with the objective to develop the sport of MMA in SA.

CQS and CQB courses – He has been instructing operators in different fields of operation, in street-wise CQB (Close Quarter Battle) since 1992. He is also the author and instructor of the very popular CQS (Close Quarter Survival) course. It is mainly his practical experience for a period of about 12 years taking part in, and witnessing many street altercations, mostly while been outnumbered, and often through ambush and surprise, that taught him a very special survival mindset. He believes it is this experience that equipped him to author and instruct the CQS and CQB courses.  This experience is today transferred to students.

Relevant qualifications:
He completed the following courses recognised by the SIA(UK)

  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)
  • Level 3 Certificate for Close Protection Instructors
  • Level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training in the Private Security industry (QCF)
  • Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management Training
  • Level 3 Award for Control and Restraint Instructors

South African Professional Firearm Trainers Council (PFTC):

  • Instructor in handgun, carbine and shotgun in basic competency, competency for business purposes, and tactical use

Advanced driving instructor

Qualified Range Officer

 


ACCREDITATIONS
South Africa Police

SAQA is responsible for overseeing and regulating NQF and the B Level FRamework on which all qualifications and standards are registered.

Accredited by SASSETA

* SASSETA Edication and Training Service Provider
* SASSETA Assessor
* SASSETA Moderator

SAQA recognised

SAQA is responsible for overseeing and regulating NQF and the B Level FRamework on which all qualifications and standards are registered.

Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority of South Africa

PSIRA Number: (Private Security Regulation Authority of South Africa)
* 1052243

City and Guilds

Accredited City & Guilds Level 3 Close Protection Service Provider

South African Professional Firearm Trainers

PFTC is a professional body which serves to quality assure firearm training standards in all disciplines.