About AM Security

Amandla Mvikele (AM) Security meaning (Strong Protector) has been in existence since 2005.

AM Security has served a wide range of clients from virtually every industry, including multinational businesses, and clients from the mining and hospitality industries. AM Security officers are meticulously screened and well trained, and provide services to various private companies and public entities. These hand-picked officers are trained in basic security functions, professional attitude and appearance, public relations and crisis management, as well as first aid. AM maintains a high client retention rate, thanks to our ability to understand, interpret and exceed client expectations, ensuring the placement of competent and committed officers and supervisors.

AM Security clients benefit from the broad and diversified experience of our personnel, our network of contacts in the national and international law enforcement community, and the wide range of services we offer, which includes our business partners TSU Protection Services, TSU International and TSU Training. Together these partners offer the following services:

  • Armed Escorts
  • Tactical Support Teams
  • VIP Guarding
  • Polygraph & Investigations
  • Technical Support Services
  • Executive Protection
  • Executive Support
  • Specialised Training
  • Crowd Control
  • Maritime Security Services
  • Consulting/Risk Management
 

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

 
Chris BeukesChris Beukes - Chairman
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.



Anton Lume Anton Lume - Non-Executive Director
He is a former member of the South African Police training college in Pretoria with 8 years of training experience. Here his duties included training students in many skills including musketry, self-defense, drill and equestrian disciplines. He then progressed into the private security industry where he focused on the rural and agricultural areas. Here he progressed from training manager to general manager operations within the short period of 4 years. Here his duties included client liaison, planning and implementation of new contracts, financial and human resource management. He joined TSU in 2006 and is now the general manager of our guarding and executive support divisions. He has proven to be an asset to the company through his professional approach and experience that he brings to the table.
Coenie BeukesCoenraad J. Beukes - Chief Executive Officer
He is a former member of the South African Correctional Services where he served with distinction for 14 years. This time included a period on Robben Island, the famous prison where Madiba was held for most of his time in prison during the apartheid regime. The majority of his time he spent in the more rural areas where he was responsible for the management of the human resource and logistics at the correctional institutions he was deployed. He also managed the correction services house arrest management divisions at these institutions.

He joined TSU in 2004 and built the guarding division to what it is today. His responsibilities here include not only managing the guarding division, but also overseeing the administrative management at the companies head office in Cape Town. His experience in managing human resource and his uncompromising approach has been a large asset in ensuring that our service levels have stayed above the accepted norm in the market.



Xanti Bam
Xanti Bam - Director

In 1995 he co-founded Aza Day & Night Security, initially this was a small company that was turning over less than R50 000 a month in an industry that was at that time, controlled by a few dominant role-players. At that time, very few black people had ventured into this highly competitive and cutthroat industry and fewer still possessed the necessary experience or qualifications to guide us. During this period the company employed a secretary, one administrative assistant and twelve security personnel. By 2000, the business boasted a personnel compliment of over 500 with an annual turnover of approximately R28M per annum. At this time, his company was also the third largest, black-owned and operated security firm in the Western Cape.

During this period he consulted, advised and rendered security services to the following fields: Retail, Commercial and Industrial Guarding, Closed Circuit TV systems (CCTV), Risk and Threat Analysis. In 2005, he started a new and much smaller security company (Azania Security Coastal CC) which is focused on servicing niche institutional as well as private clientele in the Western Cape. In 2007 he completed a Postgraduate Qualification in Business Management (PDBA) at the UCT Graduate School of Business. He has served on the boards of The Security Association of South Africa (SASA – Western Cape) as well as on the Western Cape Black Security Association (WECSA).

He currently serves on the board and is a director of TSU Protection Services as well as on the board of A.M. Security. Whilst he has accumulated 16 years of industry knowledge, skills and experience, he still finds the industry fascinating, particularly the ways in which software and technology have increased our ability to add value to our clients.