~ BACSA, for a safe and secure South Africa where people and businesses live without the threat of crime and violence ~
Business Against Crime South Africa (BACSA) is a non-profit Company, with a Section 18A status (i.e. donor funds are tax deductible by the donor organization) PBO No: 18/11/13/1568, Governed by Board of Directors comprising business leaders representing industry and commerce, including members, executives and office bearers of Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA).
The organization was established by business in 1996 in response to a request from then President Nelson Mandela who invited business to join hands with Government in the fight against crime. It is a special purpose vehicle, with the sole mandate to engage and give support to Government on crime-related matters.
BACSA has two distinct roles. The first is to get business’ ‘own house in order’ by eliminating crime-enabling processes, systems and approaches, and improving crime prevention measures within the control of business. The second is to partner with Government, when invited, by sharing expertise, information, processes and technologies resident in business.
These roles are fulfilled primarily by mobilising business skills and resources in Government-defined areas of need, and the strategic alignment and coordination of business’ anti-crime strategies and priorities.
BACSA is totally reliant on the commitment and generosity of companies who provide financial and other support . Since its inception, BACSA has supported Governments’ anti-crime efforts in a wide variety of areas across the Criminal Justice System as well as the business sector.
BACSA Mourns the passing of Jody Nair
Business Against Crime South Africa is extremely distraught over the passing away of Jody Nair, the Business Against Crime KwaZulu Natal Branch Manager. BACSA CEO, Adv Simi Pillay-van Graan extends the organizations’ deepest condolences to the family of Jody on behalf of the BACSA Board, staff at National level, all Provincial BAC offices and business partners. Jody has been part of the BACSA family for nearly a decade. “Jody was not just an employee who served the organisation to the fullest, he dedicated his life to fighting crime in the country and his efforts are clearly entrenched in some of our most significant successes in the vehicle crime domain, non-ferrous metal theft and cross-border crimes”.
In 2007, Jody led BACKZN in expanding its platform and solutions, and strengthening the organizations’ presence in key markets ranging from Business and Vertical Industries to Government and Police Partnerships.
In 2008 Jody was elected by the United States of America to represent South Africa in an International Leadership Programme under the Fulbright Hays Act. The programme allowed him to share knowledge and experience with the FBI, Miami PD, San Diego SWAT, Baltimore Police Aviation Unit and other Government and NGO's within the United States on anti-crime initiatives.
Prior to his appointment as Provincial Manager in August of 2007, Jody was Acting Operations Manager of Tracker Network in KZN.
Before joining Tracker in 2003, Jody served in the Durban Metropolitan Police as Commander of the Dog Unit under the North Regional Command. Jody's accolades within the department included an overall pass with distinction from Police College and Best Crime Prevention Officer for several consecutive years. Prior to that, Jody served in the South African National Defense under the arm of the SA NAVY where he successfully completed his mustering in Military Intelligence: Electronic Warfare and Radar.
“We at BACSA share in his family’s pain as his untimely passing is still hard to bear amongst all of us throughout the organisation and country. Jody was a dynamic and high-spirited individual who had a witty intellect that contributed to the growth and successes achieved by the organisation since he joined 10 years ago. Jody’s initiatives will continue as he had planned and strategized in the latter part of 2013. He is sorely missed and his departure has created a huge void in all our lives. We will keep his spirit alive in each of us as he influenced our hearts and lives in one way or another over the years”.
Crime Statistics 2012/13
Published on 20 September 2013 - Simi Pillay-van Graan, who is the CEO of Business Against Crime, and Dr Chandre Gould, who is an Analyst from The Institute for Security Studies, unpacks crime statistics released on Thursday. Click to see the YouTube clip...
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