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Stolen Fortuner recovered in Maseru

Identity of Recovered Vehicle Proved

DataDot's were found on a stolen and recovered vehicle in Maseru confirming the identity of it. 

The Fortuner in question was reported stolen last year in Bloemfontein.  According to the latest crime stats released by the South African Police Service's (SAPS) last year, more than 1400 vehicles are hijacked each month.  In other words every 32 minutes a vehicle is hijacked.  However, thieves are wary of motor vehicles fitted with a microdot system because they know that the vehicle - or any part of it - can be identified through the thousands of tiny dots that cover the vehicle.  As a result:

  1. All new vehicles sold in South Africa must have microdot protection in terms of a 2012 government regulation. Click to view the Amendment of the Road Traffic Regulations.
  2. These regulations also require a vehicle to be microdotted as part of the police clearance processes – typically affecting any second-hand vehicle that has had, for example, a colour or engine change. 
  3. Statistics show that the theft rate of vehicles fitted with DataDot is lower than average, whilst the recovery of stolen microdotted vehicles is higher than average.
  4. Microdots are an essential protection for owners and have proved to be a huge benefit to police and insurance companies in assisting the recovery of stolen vehicles.

In addition microdots are used to successfully identify household and business assets.

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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.