Department of Police Practice

Mr G Thenga

College of Law
School of Criminal Justice
Department: Police Practice
Lecturer
Tel: 012 433 9408
E-mail: tshabg@unisa.ac.za

Qualifications

  • Mtech Forensic investigation (UNISA, 2014)
  • Bcom Law (UNISA, 2016)
  • Btech Forensic investigation (UNISA, 2003)
  • Diploma Policing (Technikon SA, 2001)
  • Post graduate Diploma cyber law (UJ, 2008)
  • Diploma Criminal Justice and Forensic Auditing (UJ, 2007)
  • Advanced Management Development Programme (UP, 2010)

Currently teaching

  • Litigation Process IV (LTP401F)
  • Scene of Incidence IV (SCI401F)

Fields of academic interests

  • Commercial crimes
  • Fraud and corruption
  • Electronic crimes

Field of Specialisation

  • Forensic Investigation
  • Policing

Projects

  • Mamelodi high schools drug abuse
  • Road Traffic Management Corporation Road safety

Other

Godfrey was a member of the SAPS for 9 years where he worked in the client service centre, crime prevention patrols and as a general detective. In 2005, he was promoted and posted at Gauteng Province- Commercial branch task team, JHB Anti- counterfeit and film and publications group, PTA commercial branch banking group, PTA commercial branch statutory group, and PTA Anti-counterfeit and film and publications group where he was a co- leader in the group. In 2007, he left the SAPS and worked for the South African Social Security Agency in Gauteng province, as an Assistant Director for Fraud Risk Management and Compliance Inspections Unit where he was responsible for managing fraud and enforcing compliance with government policies in the administration of social grants.

He has completed various short courses including Compliance Inspection, Project management, Public relations, Security Management, SAPS Commercial Crime investigation and SAPS detective. Whilst working at SASSA he served in various committees including Audit , Fraud prevention and  Loss management . He is currently studying for the M-Tech forensic investigations degree with Unisa.