Department of Criminology and Security Science

Mr MA Mahambane

College of Law
School of Criminal Justice
Department: Criminology and Security Science
Tel: 012 433 9476


  • MTech in Security Management - UNISA
  • BTech in Policing - UNISA
  • BTech in Security Risk Management - UNISA
  • National Diploma in Security Risk Management - UNISA
  • Secondary Teachers Diploma - Venda College Education

Currently teaching

  • SEP2603 - Corporate Investigations II
  • SEP3703 - Corporate Investigation III

Fields of academic interests

  • Security Management
  • Investigation

Field of Specialisation

  • Safety and security
  • Corporate Investigations

Paper presentations

  • Research and Innovation Week “WORK IN PROGRESS RESEARCH SEMINAR” held at UNISA Brooklyn campus, 9th of March 2015, Title: An evaluation of the effectiveness of security measures at hyperstores: A case study of Centurion Makro, Gauteng.
  • A Security Information Seminar hosted by UNISA in collaboration with the South African Police Services, Garsfontein CPF, and private security service providers held at Lux Mundi Church, Garsfontein 20th of June 2015, Title: Security Measures at hyperstores.
  • 2015 BIENNIAL CRIMSA CONFERENCE held at ZevenWacht Country Inn, Cape Town 21-23rd of September 2015, Title: The Security Risk Factors Confronting Offenders in South African Correctional Centres: The Challenges and The Way Forward.
  • 2015 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SEMINAR ON THE PLURALISATION OF STREET POLICING held at University of South Africa, Muckleneuk Campus, Senate hall, Pretoria 26th of November 2015, Title: Crime Scene Management.
  • 2016 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOP for the Mangaung Metro Police ON THE PLURALISATION OF STREET POLICING hosted by The Department of Criminology and Security Science held at Mangaung Conference Centre, Bloemfontein 14 October 2016, Title: Effective Statement Taking
  • 2017 CRIMSA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE held at Indaba Hotel, Spa and Conference Centre - William Nicol Dr and Pieter Wenning Road, Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa 2 - 4 AUGUST 2017,  Title: Safety and Security of Consumers: Case Study of Retail Stores.
  • Launch of the Advisory Committee for Programme Security Management hosted by Department of Criminology & Security Science, UNISA Brooklyn Campus (Moedi Place), Veal Street, Pretoria 5th of  December 2018, Title: Safety and Security of consumers at retail stores in Gauteng Province: An assessment of security measures.


  • Evaluation of Pluralisation of Street Policing in South Africa