Department of Police Practice

Mr G Thenga

College of Law
School of Criminal Justice
Department: Police Practice
Tel: 012 433 9408


  • MTech: Forensic Investigation (UNISA)
  • BCom: Law (UNISA)
  • BTech: Forensic Investigation (UNISA)
  • Diploma: Policing (Technikon SA)
  • Post Graduate Diploma: Cyber law (University of Johannesburg)
  • Certificate in Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigations (University of Johannesburg)
  • Certificate in Advanced Management Development Programme (University of Pretoria)

Currently teaching

  • Litigation Process IV (LTP401F)
  • Scene of Incidence IV (SCI401F)
  • Supervision of Masters students

Fields of academic interests

  • Commercial crimes
  • Fraud and corruption
  • Electronic crimes

Field of Specialisation

  • Forensic Investigation
  • Policing


  • Member of Unisa Road safety community project


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 .