About TSU Training Solutions

One of the Leading Specialised Security Training Companies in South Africa

TSU was formed in 1999, to address a gap in the private security market in South Africa for highly trained professionals. TSU Protection Services offers exceptionally high standards and service levels. Because of our reputation for excellence we have been approached by International Security Companies to represent them in Africa.

Choosing Your Security Training Company

Minimising security risks is essential in today's business environments. Failure to choose the right security partner can result in situations where your assets, property and even the lives of your personnel are placed at risk. We pride ourselves on the knowledge that our members undergo a strict selection and training process based on the methodologies used by specialised units in the South African Police and Military.

Our broad blue-chip client base bears testimony to our ability to ensure that our clients' needs are met and their security risks reduced. A broad base of expertise, experience and resoures ensures that we deliver the best results attainable for each assignment. The sophisticated skills of our highly qualified team of experts combined with their commitment to excellence further add value and often create additional opportunities for our clients.

Sound Business Ethics

At TSU Training Solutions we will only commit to a potential project or a contract if we know that we can meet and deliver the requirements according to our own unique high standards and service levels. A project will never be accepted unless we are sure that we have the resources to deliver.

We work closely with the official law enforcement agencies and adhere strictly to the letter of the law, a boundary that will never be overstepped.

A project will never be accepted from a client who does not conform to the same ethics and principles that we do.



Chris BeukesChris Beukes – CEO
Chris is a former member of the South African Police Services. He was a member of the South African Police Special Task Force. He was involved in the planning and execution of numerous operations.  He left the unit in January 1999 and started TSU Protection Services (PTY) Ltd in February 1999.
His security experience includes working as a Security Advisor too many fortune 500 companies, tasked with the protection of many CEO's and other VIP clients. He has consulted many corporate executives and corporate companies with security plans. The company has been involved in protection and security work for clients during the Soccer World Cup in South Africa, as well as overseeing the execution of the security plan. 

He has brought many high caliber experience security specialists into TSU Protection Services.  Many were previous colleagues from the SAPS Special Task Force, Presidential and VIP Units.  Not only are services rendered to local companies but TSU Protection Services provides services to some of the largest companies in the world;  mobile, law firms, mining industry, IT companies, retail companies, bank groups etc.
With 26 years of experience in the security field he has built the company to 1700 full time permanent employees.  He is also on the Board of Directors of TSU International SA, TSU Protection Services Namibia, TSU International UK, A.M. Security, TSU Protect and TSU Training Solutions which all form part of the TSU Group of Companies.

Steven Lochner Steven Lochner – Director TSU Protection Services Namibia
His relevant experience that started in 1981, include the following:

Executive Protection - He started off as owner of a security outlet, and started an association with TSU in 2001, and then joined TSU on a permanent basis in 2012  . He has been active in the field of close protection as DL, TL and CPO since 1992. Over the years, he underwent close protection and tactical firearms training with different international service providers. Clients protected by him and his team consisted mostly of corporate executives, but also included some of the world’s most well-known celebrities.

  • SA Military – Instructor and troop sergeant. Hostile environment deployment.
  • Police reserve force – Completed the SA police S.W.A.T course
  • Special event security – Controlled security at big sporting events, high profile private functions, rock shows etc
  • Working dog training and application – Obedience and protection dog. Received the accolade of “most improved dog of the year” award by the German Shepherd dog club of SA. Use of dogs for hostile crowd control.
  • Nightclub and entertainment venue security – He started a business providing door security personnel to entertainment venues. He specialised in taking over trouble spots, end keeping venues safe of organised crime syndicates and drugs. He is the founder of NEVPA (Nightclub and Entertainment Venue Protection Alliance), through which he combined all bouncer groups operating in the city, that were believed to be clean as far as criminal activities and drugs were concerned. His reputation of fighting against drugs and crime, caused him to be invited as special guest on a tv program that specialised on gangs, violence, organised crime etc. During his different altercations through the years, often involving different types of weapons, he was shot, stabbed and seriously hurt by an explosive device. It has to be mentioned that he firmly believes it is by the grace of God alone that he is still alive today, and not his own ability.
  • Tactical training – He did training with different international service providers. His association with TSU started in 2001 . He combined as a training team for TSU, with a former urban instructor of the SA Police Special Task force. Their relationship benefitted from their different fields of experience and expertise.  They presented executive protection and tactical training to civilians, police, traffic and law enforcement units in South Africa for a period of over 4 years.
  • Sport combat – He trained in different sport combat arts. Achieved black belt and also numerous medals and titles in different sport combat codes. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) instructor. One of his former students became the holder of 3 international MMA titles. He is still until today the only MMA instructor in Africa who’s student fought an opponent who became UFC (The premier MMA organisation in the world) champion. The sport of modern day MMA can be accredited to Brazil. In Brazil it is called Vale Tudo. He was appointed the SA representative to the IVC (International Vale Tudo Council) in Brazil, in 2001, with the objective to develop the sport of MMA in SA.
  • CQS and CQB courses – He has been instructing operators in different fields of operation, in street-wise CQB (Close Quarter Battle) since 1992. He is also the author and instructor of the very popular CQS (Close Quarter Survival) course. It is mainly his practical experience for a period of about 12 years taking part in, and witnessing many street altercations, mostly while been outnumbered, and often through ambush and surprise, that taught him a very special survival mindset. He believes it is this experience that equipped him to author and instruct the CQS and CQB courses.  This experience is today transferred to students.

Relevant qualifications

He completed the following courses recognised by the SIA(UK):

  • Level 3 Award in Education and Training (QCF)
  • Level 3 Certificate for Close Protection Instructors
  • Level 3 Award for Deliverers of Physical Intervention Training in the Private Security industry (QCF)
  • Level 3 Award in the Delivery of Conflict Management Training
  • Level 3 Award for Control and Restraint Instructors

South African Professional Firearm Trainers Council (PFTC):

  • Instructor in handgun, carbine and shotgun in basic competency, competency for business purposes, and tactical use

Advanced driving instructor

Qualified Range Officer

Johan Fryer – Head of Training & Education
Johan joined the South African Police Service in 1985. He was stationed at the SAPS Tshwane College itself and was utilized as a Musketry Instructor. In 1993 he did the Special Task Force Training course. He did his entire advance training courses during that same year and was utilized as a Special Task Force Operator during his time stationed at the unit. He was also intensively involved in developing courses for the SAPS, specialised units within the SAPS and other units. In 2006 he was transferred to the STF Operational Unit where he was utilized as a subject matter expert in the presentation of Rural Survival and Sniping courses presented as elective training for the unit’s first tier operators.

His operational experience involved numerous operations which have included the release of hostages from buildings the release of kidnapped hostages, apprehending armed and dangerous criminals, joint cross-border operations to destroy arms caches, deploying in a counter sniping during the protecting and visiting of numerous Heads of State and foreign dignitaries on official visits to South Africa, protecting the President of South Africa and numerous high risk operations as well. Johan joined TSU International in 2016 as Head of Training & Education.

Johan Fourie Johan Fourie – Course Leader
Johan joined the South African Police Service 1987. Johan joined the SAPS Riot Control Unit where he gained his experience as a subject matter expert in the riot control environment. During his time at the unit, he was deployed to various riot situations in Gauteng and Kwazulu Natal. He was promoted to the position of Section Commander and was in control of various Sections during his Operational deployments.

In 1993 he joined the Special Task Force. In 1997 he completed his Instructors Course in the SAPS Special Task Force. As an operational member of the Special Task Force for 11 years he was involved in numerous operations which have included the release of hostages from buildings and a hijacked aircraft, the release of kidnapped hostages, apprehending armed and dangerous criminals, riot and crowd control, rescuing flood victims, joint cross-border operations to destroy arms caches, protecting a number of foreign dignitaries on official visits to South Africa, protecting the President of South Africa and numerous high risk operations as well as counter-sniper duties.

Johan left the unit in 2004 and worked in Iraq on the PSD Teams protecting various high risk, influential business people. Johan joined TSU in 2011 and qualified as an Assessor with SASSETA. He also qualified as an Advanced Level Instructor with ITA (PFTC), and Advanced Driving Instructor with Gerotek.



Adriaan J Vermeulen Adriaan J Vermeulen - Instructor (Cape Town)
In 1985, Adriaan served in the Defence Force Medic in Potchefstroom. He then serves as a Prison Warden at the Pollsmoor Maximum, Correctional Services from 1986 to 1990.

He worked at the LCRS (Local Criminal Record Centre) Fingerprint and Photography as a Crime Scene Expert FROM 1992, as well as at CIAC (Crime Intelligence & Analyse Centre) and as a FTO (Field Training Officer) in Milnerton WC. Adriaan resigned as Warrant Officer in the Local Task Team for Gang & Taxi Violence in 2001.

From 2003 till 2005 he formed part of the Municipal Police as a Precinct Commander - Liaising Officer.

In 2007 Adriaan joined SBV Services in Cape Town as a CIT Instructor, he also completes his Advance Driving at Geroteq and registers as an Assessor & Moderator. Adriaan completed the following courses in 2015: Ronin CPO graduate & STC Ship Security Officer (SSO). He joined TSU Training Solutions in 2016 as an instructor in Cape Town.

Arthur Wells Arthur Wells - Instructor (Cape Town)
Arthur Wells has qualified in Seek Find and Trust 1 & 2, in 1999, thereafter he had basic Police Training and also completed the C.A.R.E Course by 2002. During 2003 and 2004, Arthur continued training at the Police Service College, and qualified in Special Weapons and Tactics 1 & 2. In 2005 he obtained Self Defence, Human Rights & Policing, Abuse / Assertiveness Training. He also completed his PSIRA Grades up to A Grade.

From 2007 - 2010 Arthur received Tactical & Vehicle Movement & Debusting, Tactical Shooting, Surveillance & Counter Surveillance, House Penetration & Teazer Training. He also received his competencies for Handgun, Shotgun & Self-loading Rifle for Business Purposes.

He went further and completed as a Basic Life Support Medic in 2011, along with First Aid Level 1, 2 & 3 as well as Instructor. Arthur also trained in Snake Handling, Identification and First Aid. Back at the Police Service College, he did Street Survival Training (Practical) & Legal Principles for handling a firearm in law enforcement and military environment.

2018 Arthur passed as an Advanced Level Firearm Instructor.

Arthur Wells worked at Gordon’s Bay Security Trust t/a GMED Rescue as a Medic (BLS) and Basic Ambulance Assistant / Basic Life Support Health Care Provider. Thereafter he worked as a High-Risk Operator at QED Logistics and a Tracking Officer at Net Star. Arthur has served as a Constable Reservist for various units in the South African Police Services.

Currently, Arthur is an Instructor at TSU Training Solutions, in Cape Town.

Bob James Bob James - Instructor (Pretoria)
Bob started as a Lance Corporal at SADF in 1990 till 1992. He then moved over to the Security industry from 1994 until 2010, where he gained a lot of knowledge and experience. He continued with his career path in this industry and became an Instructor, facilitator, Assesor and Moderator in 2011.

Bob James joined TSU Training Solutions in 2018 as an Instructor for the Skills Training Programs.

Ingo Holden-Smith Ingo Holden-Smith ‐ Instructor
Ingo started working in the security industry in 2001 where he formed part of a surveillance team. In 2003 he joined SBV services where he qualified as a fulltime instructor. At SBV services he received training in Security Grade Training, Specialized Security Training, CIT and Firearm Training.

He also assisted in the facilitation of an advanced selection course for an elite tactical team, as well as training this unit. He servef as a member of the unit and participated in special and classified tasks. He was key in the development and presentation of an advanced instructor program and a professional training unit. During the surveillance and counter surveillance program he presented practical exercises. He was also instrumental in the development and implementation of a recruitment program for new employees.

In 2006 Ingo started doing freelance work for TSU as an instructor and operational member. During 2007 he spent a year in West Africa, where he gained valuable experience as a Team Leader He was part of a group that performed Asset Protection & Security Consultation related work.

With over a decade of experience in training, and various operational tasks Ingo permanently joined TSU Protection Service in 2011.

Ingo is a qualified Assessor and Moderator with SASETA; a Training Counsellor with ITA (PFTC) and and Assessor for Defensive and Advanced Driving Instructors. Ingo is also registered with HABC as a Level 3 CPO Tutor, he is also an Instructor in Conflict Management, Control and Restraint Techniques and Physical Intervention Training.


Lena Josephus Lena Josephus - Instructor (Cape Town)
Lena started in the security industry in 2001 as a senior security in Shoprite and Checkers stores, working for a company by the name of Statio Security. In 2007 she was promoted to their Head office as Operations Co-ordinator with duties that included, but was not limited to, administration, employment terminations, diary management of Ops manager and General Manager, opening and closing of premises and induction training to all new staff.

Due to her retail experience, she was selected to form part of an audit team, that did audits in various Shoprite and Checkers stores. In August of 2012, Lena joined Natpro Security as a senior security in the Shoprite and Checkers stores. Her responsibilities included duty rosters, implementing of Loss Control policies to combat Shrinkage, retail induction to new employees, relieve area manager over weekends, handling and balancing of petty cash.

Lena then joined AM Security in 2014, where she worked as senior security in their Retail Division. 2015 Lena was promoted to Retail instructor at AM Security, then later in 2017 she was transferred to TSU Training Solutions as a Retail instructor/facilitator.

South Africa Police

South African Police Service

Accredited by SASSETA

* SASSETA Education and Training Service Provider
* SASSETA Assessor
* SASSETA Moderator

SAQA recognised

SAQA is responsible for overseeing and regulating NQF and the B Level Framework on which all qualifications and standards are registered.

Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority of South Africa

PSIRA Number: (Private Security Regulation Authority of South Africa)
* 1052243

Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC)

Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance (HABC)
For International Close Protection

South African Professional Firearm Trainers

PFTC is a professional body which serves to quality assure firearm training standards in all disciplines.