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Francois Marais: Chief Executive Officer

Ghost Squad Francois MaraisAdv. Sec M (UNISA) / FIS (SA)


  • UNISA Institute for Criminology – Advanced Security Management –(Adv. Sec M)
  • Damelin Management Diploma – Security Management (DMS Dip Sec M)


  • Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder of Ghost Squad, a leading, proactive Security Service Provider based in Randburg
  • Executive Director (and former National Chairman) of the SA Institute of Security (SAIS)
  • Chairman of the SA Institute of Security (SAIS) Ethics Committee
  • Fellow of the SA Institute of Security (SAIS)
  • Honorary Life Member (and former National President) of the Security Association of SA (SASA)
  • Subject Matter Expert: Vehicle Hijacking and Identity Theft
  • Executive Director: Child Survivors of Crime NPC (CSOC) – a charity for children affected by crime.


  • Vice President – JP Morgan Chase Bank – Head of Global Security & Investigations for Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Chairman of the Occupational Health & Safety Committee for JP Morgan Chase Bank SA
  • Executive Director – Security, for the Illovo Boulevard Management District (IMBD)
  • Chairman – Illovo Boulevard Management District (IMBD)
  • Founder and Chairman of the Sandton City Improvement District
  • Director of the Sandton Precinct
  • Chairman of the Sandton Community Police Forum (CPF)
  • Member of the Community Police Forum Area Board for Johannesburg
  • Former Assistant Superintendent – Randburg Traffic Police Reserve
  • Lecturer: Police Law – at the SA Police Reserve Service – Houghton Training College
  • Member of the Overseas Security Advisors Committee (OSAC) via US Dept of State


  • Criminal Law – Police Law including the Criminal Procedure Act and Domestic Violence Act
Armed Reaction & Monitoring

Ghost Squad has marked and unmarked vehicles that are used in the proactive detection and prevention of crime. Standard armed reaction units are backed up by a fleet of marked,…

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CCTV / Off Site Monitoring

Ghost Squad has a fully equipped and manned Off-Site Monitoring Centre and we are able to supply, monitor and react to incidents seen on cameras in the Northern Suburbs of…

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Ghost Squad Guards are selected for their guarding abilities and experience and are managed on a strict, semi-paramilitary basis. They are also required to have a pleasant demeanor and a…

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Medical Emergencies

Ghost Squad’s Medical Units are manned by ITLS trained officers who are able to provide first responder assistance until an ambulance arrives. This is a no-charge service to both our customers…

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Alarms, Electrical Fences & Outdoor Beams

Ghost Squad Technical team members are in-house personnel and employed on a full time basis by Ghost Squad Tactical. They install and maintain a variety of alarm systems, CCTV, electric fences…

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