Waygard Security has been providing top-quality security services in Botswana for 40 years and now has over 800 employees. The 100% Botswana enterprise has expanded its network to include offices in Gaborone, the company’s headquarters, as well as Ghanzi, Maun, Nata, Francistown, Selebi Phikwe, Palapye, Serowe, Letlhakane, Jwaneng, Kasane and Lobatse.
CEO Phenyo Gothaang explains that Waygard specialises in a full range of security services, including guards for individuals, alarm monitoring and response, protection and transportation for cash in transit. Botswana law requires security guards not to carry firearms but rather to use batons and handcuffs. Phenyo Gothaang says, “We train our guards to be able to disarm someone through a discussion, using a baton only when necessary.”
Waygard aims to position itself as a one-stop shop for outsourced services, from guards and cash in transit protection to alarms, cleaning, refuse collection, pest control, mobile toilets and more. Many of Botswana’s leading companies count on Waygard for their security needs, including BCL Mine, Sefalana, Choppies, Air Liquide, GABCON, SPEDU and others. Phenyo Gothaang says confidently, “Waygard Security has invested in its human capital and technologies, including its alarm systems, and we employ the best guards in Botswana. Waygard provides the best security services that money can buy.”
Waygard Security today, boast a Botswana Qualification Authority accredited training centre offering courses ranging from basic security courses, security management principle, supervisory leadership development programme, introduction to forensic investigative accounting, introduction to risk management and cooperate governance.