ESDA supports SIA, elects new committee

January 2009 News & Events

The annual ESDA AGM was held in October and saw the election of a new committee as well as the group’s continued drive to gain broad commitment from members to the goals of SIA.

Outgoing chairman, Anthony Rosenbaum proposed a new structure within the electronic security sector, which would see a main Electronic Security Industry Association acting as a national mouthpiece for the sector, and the various segments falling under its jurisdiction. ESIA would in turn report into SIA and potentially have a seat on the board.

The proposal was generally welcomed, although some parties with personal interests seemingly aimed at keeping the industry divided raised some objections. A final decision still has to be made. ESDA will continue its involvement with SIA at both board and council level. Last year, Robin Albany attended the SIA council meetings and Anthony Rosenbaum attended the board meetings.

During 2008 SIA joined the World Security Federation and has continued to make strides in becoming the key private security industry representative body in South Africa. SIA is now chaired by Sibusizu Ncube who took over from Steve Conradie and who now fills the position of Chief Executive Officer on a full time basis.

A two-man delegation from the Brazilian Electronic Industry Association visited South Africa with a view to investigating possible opportunities with ESDA in May 2008. It became clear that their organisation’s representative portfolio covered the whole electronic spectrum and did not focus solely on the electronic security sector. They were however interested in investigating the possibility of visiting the next Securex Expo to obtain a better idea about the South African electronic security industry and to evaluate what import and export opportunities existed.

New board

The members of the ESDA committee for 2009 are: (from left to right in the photograph)

1. Eamon Nel (Texecom).

2. Anthony Rosenbaum (CMT Trading).

3. Richard Rohman (Centurion Systems).

4. Lee-Ann Andreka (RDC).

5. Graham Wild (Keep Access Control).

6. Andrew Stead (ADI)

7. Ray Wilsenach (Nemtek).

8. Trevor McPherson (Regal).

9. Absent – Valerie Bingham (Elvey).

10. Absent – Robin Albany (SeeTV).





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