DataDotSA Attend FIRST Rural Crime Conference

DataDot to Attend FIRST Rural Crime Conference

DataDot will be attending the first ever Rural Crime Conference to be held in South Africa.

This is a joint enterprise between UNISA (School for Criminal Justice) and organized agriculture : Agri SA, RPO (Red Meat Producers Organisation) and AFASA (African Farmers Association of South Africa). The theme of the conference is “The Challenges of Rural Crimes Affecting Agriculture” and the aim is to allow scholars in rural criminology and practitioners such as policy makers, police officials, private security officers, lawyers, prosecutors and trauma counselors to interact in an interdisciplinary manner.

The SAPS and AgriSA are already in discussions with regards to the National Rural Safety Strategy and are in the process of developing a safety plan of action in farming communities. This plan of action aims to increase police visibility and ensure farmers play an integral part in overall security. Over 1000 police reservists are enrolled for training and will then be positioned across the country’s rural areas.

Farming communities who are going through tough times need to know that security measures extend to the rural areas. Progress and prosperity for farmers and South Africans will result in more reinvestment in the economy.

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Executive Committee

Craig Wahl

Craig Wahl

Craig is an admitted attorney with experience in Business and Labour Law. After being admitted he worked as a Legal Advisor for SEESA, a business consultancy in East London and George. He joined DataDot Technology SA in 2013 and currently is the CEO of the company.
Derek Menday

Derek Menday

Derek was General Manager of Sales at Cargo Benoni prior to joining AVIS as National Sales Director in 1989. He joined DataDot Technology SA in 2003 and is currently an Executive Director, Executive Committee Member and a Shareholder of the company.
Chad Thomson

Chad Thomson

Chad started his career within the Commercial Security Sector. A change into commerce in 2000 saw him as Managing Director to African Independent Insurance Brokers after which he joined DataDot and currently holds the position of Senior General Manager National Operations.
Chris Naude

Chris Naude

Chris is a Qualified Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining Datadot in 2016 he worked at Questus Chartered Accountants and Profert and Vrystaat Mielies in Potchefstroom. He currently holds the position of General Manager - Business Analysis and is the Company Secretary.