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G4S Secure Solutions (Africa) - Head Office

Physical Address:
G4S Gables Building
1209 Francis Baard Street
South Africa

Postal address:
P O Box 13330
South Africa

Tel: +27 (0)12 431 3700 
Fax: +27 (0)12 342 2354


Corporate Head Office (UK):

(and registered company address)

G4S plc
The Manor
Manor Royal
West Sussex
RH10 9UN
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 8770 7000 or +44 (0) 20 8722 2000


G4S is the only private security company in Africa that has ever been awarded a Top Employer certification


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"As Africa's largest employer, we focus closely on providing people with the tools they need to grow in their jobs and enjoy what they do. We create a space for them to deliver value for their co-workers, clients, and the company. We see every staff member as an ambassador for our brand and as a cornerstone to our success. It is only by attracting and developing the highest calibre of people that we will meet our ambitious targets for growth in Africa."

Elanie Kruger
Regional Human Resources Director - G4S Africa

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G4S is the world's leading international security solutions group, which specialises in outsourced business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.

G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and more than 657,000 employees.


In Africa, G4S is the largest private sector employer with over 111,000 employees across 29 countries.

For more information on G4S, visit

G4S Receives Top and Best Employer Certification

G4S has been recognised as one of the Best Employers in South Africa as well as one of the Top Employers in Africa for 2012/13, through independent research conducted by the CRF Institute.

The CRF Institute, an international specialist firm that produces the highly anticipated European, Asian and African Top Employer Indices each year, has just completed this year's research into the HR policies and practices of a large number of leading African employers.

Along with the other organisations evaluated in the research, G4S was assessed based on the following criteria:

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  • Primary and Secondary Benefits

  • Working conditions

  • Training and Development

  • Career Development

  • Culture Management

G4S South Africa was one of the few organisations certified as a Best Employer in South Africa for 2012/13. They were also awarded certification as a Top Employer for Africa for the year 2012/13 as well as being ranked one of the Top 10 Giant Employers (employers with 10 001+ employees) in South Africa.

Separate research conducted across the rest of Africa by the CRF Institute, also recognised G4S as a Top Employer of the Year for the following eight businesses in the Africa Region:

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  • G4S Botswana

  • G4S Cameroon

  • G4S Cote d'Ivoire

  • G4S DRC

  • G4S Kenya

  • G4S Malawi

  • G4S Mozambique

  • G4S Zambia


Downloadable PDF documents:

G4S Africa Fact Sheet

G4S Africa CSR Report 2011

G4S Africa Link April 2012 - Centre Map Of Africa Statistics

G4S Africa Link Cash Solutions Map - September 2012


What we do

G4S provides a broad range of integrated secure solutions throughout South Africa.

G4S is the country's leading provider of security solutions.

Part of the worldwide G4S plc group of companies we are able to provide our customers with a service that draws upon our global experience and expert local knowledge.

G4S operates in a number of key sectors across all nine provinces in South Africa some of which include:

  • Care and Justice Services

  • Cash Solutions - the secure transportation of cash and valuables

  • Secure Solutions - the provision of security officers and aviation security

  • Security Systems - including control room systems and intruder alarms

G4S works to safeguard the welfare and prosperity of millions of people worldwide - helping to create safer and better environments in which people live and work. 

At G4S, we believe that in every security challenge there is an opportunity to unlock hidden benefits. 

The key to this is understanding the bigger picture. We draw on our global resources in logistics, technology, risk consultancy and project management and our experience of managing the world's largest force of security personnel in diverse regulatory environments across 120 countries, to create security solutions which deliver more than the sum of their individual parts. 

As a result, our customers are able to better protect their critical assets, generate extra revenues, reduce costs and deliver an enhanced service to their customers. 

In uncertain times, what we do makes a difference. Let us help you to see the opportunities that exist in the challenges of securing your world.


Cash management solutions

G4S Cash Solutions is South Africa's leading provider of integrated cash management solutions.

We employ more than 3000 people who manage a network of 32 branches and over 800 armoured vehicles nationally.

Our customer base spans both national and local customers based in a variety of industry sectors including: finance; retail; the entertainment, hospitality and gaming industries; and the public sector.

As the supplier of choice for thousands of businesses across the country, we have the infrastructure to provide you with the service to meet your needs.

Our expertise includes:

G4S Cash Solutions has an Empowerdex "BBB" rating (Level 5 contributor) and is registered with The National Gambling Board of South Africa.


Event security

G4S's stewarding and security services ensure our customers can focus on the main event.

G4S is one of the world's leading independent event security companies. With over 25 years' experience of providing crowd management and security services to the events market, our breadth and depth of experience across live music, sport, conferences, exhibitions and community events is unmatched in the industry. We make this legacy count by providing high quality and well managed security and stewarding services including:

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  • Artist and player security

  • Car park staff

  • Cloak room staff

  • Close protection services

  • Crowd management planning - Strategic, tactical and operational

  • Event security

  • Event safety

  • Front of house staff

  • Site security

  • Skilled and manual labour for event site build/break down

  • Stewarding - general

G4S provides services to many of the world's leading venues and events. As well as benefiting from our specialist event services, many customers use additional services from across the G4S portfolio, ensuring a bespoke and cost effective service that our competitors find difficult to match.


Journey management services

Using highly trained personnel and professional systems we are able to ensure a secure and relaxed environment for travellers.

Today we are surrounded by reports of numerous forms of violent crime, involving VIPs or people close to us. Therefore crime has moved ever closer to home, while unknown environments can be challenging and unsettling at the best of times.

The aim of G4S Journey Management is to use highly trained personnel and professional systems to provide a secure and relaxed environment in which customers are able to confidently conduct their business.

G4S has the ability to safely manage journeys in the 27 African countries in which the company is established and operating. Journey management encompasses a variety of solutions including:

Journey Management (Car)


Secure systems and technology

G4S is a market leader in providing fully integrated security solutions which can be easily managed from a single platform.

G4S systems and technology protect everything from small offices and schools to large multi-national organisations and high security government facilities. We have been serving and protecting customers for over 30 years, across a diverse range of markets including public sector, mining, oil and gas, transportation, and telecoms.

We design, install and maintain leading edge security management systems (SMS) to protect your employees, assets and premises. We provide national, regional and local support through a network of engineers based throughout South Africa.


Our services include:

Our principles

System requirements, customer and business needs and technology evolve continuously. Our software development team ensures that our SMS software evolves with changes in your needs and in technology. The principles used in our development process are:

  • Newly developed functionality is integrated into the current system and made available to all clients

  • Where client specific functionality is required, we employ a plug in mechanism to seamlessly integrate the functionality into the systems without affecting other installations

  • New releases of the software seamlessly upgrade any existing installation

  • Effective configuration management is applied

  • New releases are tested and quality assured before release

Our development team work closely with support staff to assist with fault finding and advice on system configuration and setup. The members of our software development team have many years of experience in access control and time and attendance and the integration with other systems. Our focus is always on our customers' business requirements and the need to unlock functionality and value for them.