Our Associations and Affiliations
Over the years, we have developed close ties with many organizations, entities, and even individuals. This page acknowledges those relationships and confirms that no man – or no company, for that matter – is an island unto themselves. The entities, organizations, or individuals we might include on this page is not any indication of endorsement, exclusive association, or marketing on their behalf.
We would like to acknowledge each of them for the contributions they have made to our growth, further education, development to where we are, the cooperation we have enjoyed at any time, and for their continued efforts in their distinctive fields of endeavor. We thank each and everyone for being who they are, doing what they do, and the commitments they have made to society.
It is with a very sad heart that I had to move Theasen from our “Partners in Service” section of this page to our “In Memory” section. Today (May 7th, 2021), we received the very sad news that Theasen was no longer with us. Always full of smiles, energy, and passion, we had great aspirations for a long future, working together. Even the last time we spoke, there was no indication of trouble, issues, or unhappiness. His passing leaves a gaping hole in the Legal Fraternity, in our hearts and in those of his close family and friends – the very many he had! Rest in peace, my brother. I never knew your pain, but I assure you, we will meet again! Friends forever!
Howard is remembered for his work with Justice Project South Africa. Always committed to justice, passionate about confronting corruption and never inclined to shy away from confrontation, where it was needed, he was always a phone call away. With howard’s passing in 2021, due to sudden illness, a gaping hole is left in the hearts and minds of all who remembered him, as we do. Gone, but certainly not forgotten.
Anyone who knows Paul will remember him as the always-smiling, always-singing, always-helping, loving and caring soul he was. He also succumbed to a sudden medical illness and his work at ER24, and the Medical Services in general will never be forgotten. While his family mourns his passing, the many lives that he saved will never ever be forgotten. Rest well, brother.
We first made contact with Mike during our short stay in Canada between 1999 and 2000. Always stern, to the point, and focused on the projects in front of him, Mike was not always easy to deal with, but definitely always willing to help, support, and acknowledge passion and commitment. We followed Mike from 2000 to 2020, and his sudden passing was a true shock. He motivated us, supported us, trained us, and helped us aspire to be greater. Rest well, Mike. You deserve it.
Our first interactions were in the midst of a turf war between various services, resulting in us even bumping heads in court, but in the end, we connected and became friends. Alan was one of those people who “lived large.” It was his passion for adrenaline and action that everyone surely remembers him for. Alan was also very active in the Emergency Medical Fraternity, and intimately involved with training and education, right to the end.
Mike was the perfect example of a reserved and kind soul, always willing to assist, support, and endorse anything he believed in. Mike attended many of my courses, and always quietly observed, absorbed, and applied what he learned. A very active PAramedic, Mike passed away after a freak accident during his time enjoying another of his passions: Paintball. Mike will be remembered as a star student, enthusiastic volunteer, and great friend. Rest well, buddy. You’ve left a large imprint on many hearts.
Our Partners in service
The construction of the website www.arrivealive.co.za has been inspired by the efforts worldwide to promote road safety and the need for public awareness. The power of the internet as an educational tool can not be disputed and the creation of a high-quality information portal will complement the sterling work that has been done by the Ministry of Transport to date. It is not the intention of the developers to divert any attention away from the Arrive Alive campaign or to pass it off as the official Arrive Alive website, but rather to enhance and provide more information on these and other international efforts to improve road safety.
Road and Freight Transport is essential to the economy and lives of millions. Information on this portal will seek to share information with fleet managers, truck owners, drivers, and everyone with an interest in the safe and effective transport of freight transport via trucks daily.
William Booth is a highly respected and experienced Criminal Defence Attorney in Cape Town , South Africa. He is Chairman of the Law Society of South Africa’s Criminal Law Committee and serves on the Legal Aid Committee. He is listed under Best Lawyers in South Africa 2019 in the category Criminal Defence. Assisted by a team of experienced Attorneys and Paralegals they offer a full range of services covering all aspects of criminal law .
Peter Stanford is published and has been cited by the United States Supreme Court. In addition, to handle all his clients’ needs, he is licensed in the following courts: Wisconsin, Illinois and Missouri state courts, The Eastern District of Wisconsin, The Western District of Wisconsin, The Southern District of Illinois, The Eastern District of Missouri, and The Seventh and Eighth Circuit Courts of Appeals.
We use our extensive experience and the latest technology available to provide our clients with a far deeper understanding of the collision in question. In civil cases, we work for plaintiffs and defendants and in criminal cases, we work for Crown Counsel and defendants. Our reports and reputation are always respected by opposing counsel, making it easier for you to reach a resolution.
Great Lakes Forensic Experts, LLC is the full-service collision reconstruction company you need. Our proven track record of honest, objective analysis brings our experts respect in both the legal and law enforcement community. While some firms only provide you with a brief overview of a collision analysis, Great Lakes Forensic Experts goes the extra mile to answer the hard questions. With our company, your case is in good and capable hands!
We initially created Crash Guys International with a view towards establishing Crash Guys as a franchise-based entity with an international reach. One franchise was successfully purchased and currently operates within the Piet Retief-area, in Mpumalanga South Africa. As our partners in at-scene and post-event evidence preservation, they would collect the primary evidence in cases in their area, or refer to us for the reconstruction and analysis of collision cases. We consider them an extension of our own service, in that region.
A partner, using us for their advanced crash reconstruction services, Collision & Commercial Investigations (CCI) is a 100% black-owned business established in 2008, specializing in the prevention, detection, and investigation of economic and other offenses, and offers a range of professional services. Their operations are based in Pretoria, Gauteng, with a reach that extends across South Africa and its neighboring countries. They take pride in the quality of Their services and continue to maintain expeditious timeframes at competitive rates.
With professional recovery agents, working around South Africa & neighboring countries, we will trace & recover your assets. All our agents are professionally trained, and adhere to the strictest rules, and must adhere to the laws of the country where the recovery takes place. Our agents do however have contacts in various Law Enforcement units, and would the return of your goods not be delayed.
Grudko Associates was established in 1980. We operate in South Africa and cover Sandton, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, and Durban. We also serve Swaziland, Mozambique, Botswana, Lesotho and Namibia. We are registered as a security service provider by the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority, registration number 8642. Our head office is situated central to both Johannesburg and Pretoria, covering the Central Business District of Sandton, with administration branches in Cape Town and Durban.
Victory Security Africa Group
Victory Security Group Africa established in 2002, is a High Profile Security Consultant Firm offering a wide range of unique and creative security services and solutions to their vast clients. We are leading in people development, organizational development, executive selection, and Security Advisory Services in Africa. We provide services including Highly Trained Security Staff, High-Level Security Management Training Programmes, Company Strategies in Counter-Terrorism, Risk and Security Management Solutions.
The South African Terrorism Analysis Centre is focused on protecting people and values against Terrorism. Our founders and key people are security professionals either based in South Africa or closely linked to the country, southern Africa, and their issues. The SATAC network comprises specialists drawn from a variety of domains including counter-terrorism, security, military and police intelligence, psychology, data analytics, information science, academics, etc.
our Colleagues in service
For years now, Eagle Towing Services has been our go-to partner for unfettered access to their wreck yard, often towing vehicles to locations for us to provide training, and always willing to assist us with and appear in our training videos. They have always been highly accommodating when we encounter each other on active scenes, and they are always ready and willing to help us, with the movement of wrecks, at scenes, or for examinations. They are great colleagues in service!
Since a very large percentage of our crash investigations involve heavy commercial vehicles, we work with Van Wettens regularly. Always willing to go above and beyond, they recently spent more than 3 hours moving a wreck in one of their facilities, to allow us to fully and properly examine it. Their assistance was given without delay or issues, and they are always ready and willing to assist us at scenes, with photographs they took, and with information about where vehicles were taken, for us to access.
We have been cooperating with Car Towing Services for many years already. They are always very patient when their recoveries are delayed by our investigations, and they have always been willing to assist us at scenes, to share information, photographs, and details, and even to secure scenes while they await our arrival. We have always had a great working relationship with them, and we share common interests since many of our clients are also theirs.
South African Paramedic Services was established in 1999 as a sister company to Western Cape Paramedic Services (WCPS), a private ambulance company which grew to become a major player in the local emergency services industry as well as a significant presence nationwide. The South African Paramedic Services is also a member of the South African Private Ambulance and Emergency Services Association. SAPAESA is responsible for ensuring standards are met in the industry.
HEMS is a very well-known local ambulance service, where we lived and worked since 2011. Always ready to respond to calls and cases, and even willing to assist us in our own needs, they have become the most reliable local service we are aware of. Also always willing to exchange details or photographs with us, always accommodating to our needs at scenes, as far as evidence preservation is concerned, and always friendly and cooperative, HEMS can be described as our “friends in service.”
Easily one of the biggest Medical Emergency Services and Hospital Chains in South Africa, Netcare 911 has worked with us at live crime and crash scenes since 2000. always ready to exchange information, accident data, patient transport details, and photographs, Netcare 911 was one of our very first supporters and gave us endorsements from the very beginning. We consider Netcare 911 to be our friends in industry and we happily endorse their organization.
Another major player in the Emergency Medical Care Industry, ER24 have cooperated with us on many projects, scenes, and events. They are easily the entity with the friendliest and most cooperative people we know. Many of their crew members are still personal friends of ours, to this day. From 2004, when we started to cooperate in Cape Town, we have encountered their crews, and always found them to be like family. We support all their efforts, and wish them all of the very best, going forward.
It was after receiving an endorsement from the Director-General of Transport, from the South African Government, that our efforts at establishing the first private crash investigation response service started to become a reality. From there, the Department of Safety and Security declared us an official emergency service for the first time. This led to further developments and – over the years – we ended up serving the Department of Justice, as Expert Witnesses for Criminal Prosecution.
Not only did we receive multiple endorsements from the South African Police Service, over time, but we can also thank the SAPS for their cooperation, support, assistance, and for accepting us as Reservists, to help train members on the ground level. As a Specialist Reservist (Class C) and as an Administrative Reservist (Class D), we were able to contribute directly to community safety and security, to road safety, and to stability, in general. It was an honor to have served alongside many fine law enforcement officers.
When the Road Traffic Management started to operate in earnest, in South Africa, we were one of their very first chosen contractors. Appointed to investigate the most high profile and serious cases in South Africa, our appointment was soon followed by a tender for private contractors. We remained on their panel of experts for several years, investigating and reconstructing cases that typically involved more than 5 fatalities. It was through this contract that we were able to grow and advance ourselves to where we are today.
When the Road Accident Fund of South Africa launched “Project LUFT,” we were selected as the first contractors. Mandated and Contracted to attend every single collision in the greater GQebera (former Port Elizabeth) region, we achieved our greatest successes. Under this contract, our records included 16 crash cases attended in a single night, 36 in one weekend, and 204 in one single month. This was the contract that cemented our position in the industry, helped us develop our protocols, and that established us in our market.
During our early years in industry, it was the members of the Collision unit of the Tshwane Metro Police Service in Pretoria South Africa that first extended a hand of cooperation. Through coordinated efforts, exchange of information and techniques, and by their endorsement of our services, we were able to develop ourprotocols further, to ensure that we get enough exposure to matters that fall outside of our own area of operation, and to cement a long-standing respect between us.