Lehlohonolo Wonder Mahlatsi

Board Member

Lehlohonolo Wonder Mahlatsi

I am predominantly intrigued and passionate about counter-intelligence security services and
believe that I could be a good addition to the board.

I am a self-driven Counterintelligence Officer with an extensive background and training in Criminal and Corporate Investigation. I am qualified Technical Surveillance Counter Measure (TSCM) Operator and a Security Adviser from the State Security Agency (SSA).

I joined the SAPS in 2002, and worked in various units within the organisation, including Crime
Investigation, Crime Intelligence Unit, under Counterintelligence in the SAPS as a Vetting Officer.

In 2014, I was appointed at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO), as a Vetting Field Investigator on the level of Assistant Director. I gained a lot of experience working directly with the SSA and aiding the South African Missions abroad. Part of my duty included aiding Operational Security and Mission Security Sections. I was part of the Threat and Risk Assessment
(TRA) team at DIRCO and provided services to the SA Embassies abroad. I have contributed into security policy developments.

In 2020, I joined the City of Johannesburg Group Forensic and Investigation Services (GFIS) on the same level of Assistant Director. I am currently placed at Minimum Information Security Standard
(MISS) Office. My key performance area includes implementing preventative programmes, coordinating TRA for safety of political councillors in the City of Johannesburg, investigations of security breaches Citywide, coordinate Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM) Citywide,
conduct pre-employment screening, and conduct Z204 Forms administered.

In 2010 I obtained my National Diploma in Police through Tshwane University of Technology and majored with Investigation and Policing. In 2013, I was admitted to the degree of Baccalaureus
Technologiae through the University of South Africa.

In 2019, I was able to produce a research dissertation which met the standards of scholarly and
professional writing under the supervision in one of the disciplines of Criminal Justice, namely Police Science, Correctional Management, Forensic Science and Technology, Security Management or Criminology. I was admitted to the Magister Technologiae in Forensic Investigations. My approved
topic is” An exploration of the chasm in the protection of classified information in South African government departments”. I am a PHD (CRIM JUST) candidate with UNISA, and my approved topic is
“A critical review of the implementation of security threat assessment by a selection of government department in Gauteng”.

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