Century City further upgrades security
Marinus Boshoff - Century City's new Safety and Security Manager
Century City, which has a proud history of safety and security, has further bolstered its services and resources including the appointment of a new Safety and Security Manager to drive operations.
Chris Blackshaw, CEO of the Century City Property Owners’ Association (CCPOA), the non-profit company responsible for the day to day running of the Century City precinct, said they had recently undertaken a comprehensive strategic review of security at Century City and an indepth service level assessment of their service provider, Securitas Security Services, to see how they could further improve security in and around the Century City precinct.
“As a result we have restructured our security operations to improve efficiencies and have boosted our resources including the creation of a new umbrella position of Safety and Security Manager.”
He said he was delighted to announce that Marinus Boshoff, who has extensive experience in the security industry, had been appointed to fill this new post.
Boshoff, whose experience includes eight years as Operational Manager with Securitas and its predecessor Orbis Security in Cape Town, has completed a Management Development Programme and a Senior Management Programme at the University of Stellenbosch Business School. He is currently completing a BA (Hons) Business Management from the University of Lincoln in the UK.
As Safety and Security manager for Century City, Boshoff will be responsible for, among other things, developing, communicating and implementing Security and Risk Management policies and systems, managing the contract with the security service provider, liaising with other stakeholders (ranging from SAPS, City Traffic and Law Enforcement to key Century City property owners), developing, communicating and implementing a comprehensive, integrated emergency preparedness plan and assisting in the design and development of extensive traffic management plans.
Blackshaw said a safe and secure environment remained one of Century City’s greatest attractions for those living and working in the precinct and this has been highlighted time and time again in their bi-annual Customer Satisfaction Survey.
“The unfortunate spate of shopping centre heists in recent months, which also effected Canal Walk, serves to prove there can be no room for complacency when it comes to security and we need to continually strive to stay ahead of the game. The new measures, appointments and restructuring of operations that we have instituted are aimed to do just that and we will be announcing some further exciting developments in this regard shortly,” he said.
Marinus is contactable at email@example.com by cellphone 0784513507 or via the control room on 021 202 1000