Our team

Our professional and diligent team will provide the firm security and unwavering strength you need.

Leon Mans

Group Chairman

Sipho Mbatha

Group Chief Executive Officer

In the year 2004 Leon Mans and Sipho Mbatha decided to combine more than sixty-five years’ collective experience and expert knowledge about the industry and Apcan Security Group was founded. Driven by passion, we are committed to creating a safer, more cost- effective environment for all.

Ever since, the aim has been to provide peace of mind, recognising the value of creating and cultivating a secure environment to work, live and play without harm. While our clients are free to focus on growing and developing businesses and private lives, we consider potential and immediate risks and threats. With unparalleled expertise and experience within their senior management, we confidently offer a comprehensive range of services and solutions.

The year 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it an array of challenges and triumphs. Never have we witnessed such a devastating and historic event, touching all facets of life, compelling decisions that shook to the core. In South Africa, as was the case worldwide, the hard lockdown left numerous businesses with no choice but to permanently close their doors. Looking back and considering possible methods of handling a pandemic of this magnitude, we are grateful and proud of the measures we have  taken to continue operating, providing an essential service and being a pillar of strength in South Africa.

Apcan Security Group has gone from a physical security services company to an innovative, trendsetting, and state-of-the-art holistic security services provider, offering peace of mind to their clients who face various challenges in the so-called new normal. Advanced technology developments combined with well-trained and highly skilled asset protection officers, put Apcan at the forefront of the guarding industry, being able to detect crime trends and patterns before they get out of control.  Apcan is assisting various sectors, including corporations and high net worth individuals.

Effectiveness is further enhanced by the day-to-day involvement of senior management including the CEO and MD, a rare advantage. Employers always have freedom to approach members of the executive committee in critical decisions. Applying upward pressure with the aim to achieve personal goals and dreams is also appreciated.

Apcan’s employees are proud to be part of the team and together they all are proud of providing outstanding service to clients.

Our sales team

Led by Duan van den Berg

As the person in charge of sales, Duan is aware of perceptions that promises do not always match outcomes. At Apcan, however, he approaches things differently. When Duan sells peace of mind, that is exactly what you get. Knowing that both the technical and operations teams are extremely efficient, effective, and well managed, he sells Apcan’s services with pride and confidence.

Our national operations team

Led by Marius Visser

Marius Visser has more than twenty years’ experience in the private security industry with an extensive background in sales and operations. He has been with Apcan since 2012. As head of the operations team, he is responsible for the day to day running of Apcan’s operations, ensuring high levels of service to clients and internal departments and as part of the management team, he is always accessible. He constantly adapts strategies to the changing needs, time schedules, and environments of clients, thus keeping abreast of technological industry advances.

His team is constantly availing itself of broad industry experience and networks to create successful outcomes for clients and staff. Marius values both his staff and his clients as the most important people in the business and he strives daily to serve and support all parties to the best of his ability.

Our project mangement team

Led by Cecil Swart

Cecil has over 20 years of in-depth knowledge and experience working in various sectors like distressed asset management and risk mitigation. He directs the project management division and manages an analysis within his workspace at Apcan.

Aware of the fact that South Africa has one of the most complex security and crime climates in the world, where criminals succeed and security companies often react with little to no success, his firm belief that security services need to be proactive and have an adaptive mindset, yields excellent results. In combination with an automated reactive ecosystem, the security Apcan offers, is class leading and highly reliable.

His team has the freedom to approach members of the executive committee on any critical decisions needed on a client-to-client basis, resulting in excellent service. Zealous attention to operational detail and an exceptional skills development training program puts him and his team first in the security sector in South Africa.