by Simangele Mzizi 31 Jul 2023
Jurie Bruwer

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New Safety & Security head for CCID

CCID Safety & Security has been bolstered with the appointment of Jurie Bruwer as the department head.

Bruwer, who has been in the private security sector for over 20 years, has been in the CCID Safety & Security head-of-department hotseat since 1 June 2023.

With decades of experience in the private security sector, Bruwer was a branch manager for Securitas South Africa, responsible for the East Rand branch in Gauteng. His experience includes the setting up of security companies and services, the development of policies and procedures and emergency response planning and management in various African countries. 

He also served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the South African National Defence Force for 12 years.

WEALTH OF SECURITY KNOWLEDGE

CCID CEO Tasso Evangelinos says Bruwer has “a wealth of security knowledge from working in the private security industry for 26 years, including in various African countries”. 

He says: “He brings a lot of value, experience and support to CCID Safety & Security, and to the organisation. We look forward to his contribution as we continue to work with our primary safety partners, SAPS and the City of Cape Town’s Law Enforcement agencies, to help maintain a safe CBD for all.”

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CCID Safety & Security department
The CCID Safety & Security team, from left to right: Martinus Jenkins, Alec van de Rheede, Jurie Bruwer, Gary Dyssel and Edward Edwardes.

PROVIDING GUIDANCE

Bruwer, who holds a Bachelor of Public Administration (Hons), a Bachelor of Science (BSc BMil) and a Certified Security Management Professional (CSMP) qualification, is looking forward to providing guidance and knowledge so the department can continue to maintain its high standards. 

Priorities include ensuring that the CCID’s 300-plus Public Safety Officers, contracted to the organisation via Byers Security Solutions, continue to perform, and are strategically deployed so the CCID remains the first respondent to crime in town. 

He is also keen to initiate and launch various safety and security projects in the Cape Town CBD.

Says Bruwer: “We care about the safety and security of everybody in our area of responsibility and are committed to fulfilling our responsibilities in this regard and getting it right every time, all the time,” says Bruwer. 

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A CCID security guard assists a member of the public in town.

STREAMLINING PROCESSES

He does not intend to make too many changes because what’s in place is working. “I’m impressed with how work is carried out and how people carry the CCID jacket with pride. It is about streamlining processes, workflow, reporting structures, policies, procedures and protocols to reduce cost, save time and increase overall effectiveness. 

“It is also about upholding consistency and sharing ideas with our stakeholders on how we can improve. One should never believe they know it all and should be open to learning,” he notes.

His message to CBD stakeholders is: “We will continue to work to the highest level of integrity, accountability and consistency. These are big shoes to fill, but I work with an experienced team who is committed to making a difference and will draw on their knowledge, so we have a clear idea of where we want to be and how to achieve that.”

•    Contact the CCID Safety & Security 24-hour control centre via cell phone or WhatsApp to report an incident: 082 415 7127

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