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Risk and Compliance

About Risk & Compliance

The Risk and Compliance function is responsible for the appropriate development, management and application of resources, strategies and policies and initiatives to adequately address the various risks to the university’s stakeholders, property and reputation.

Campus Protection Services (CPS)

The University of Western Cape's Campus Protection Services department (CPS) creates a safe and secure environment on campus by enforcing laws, policies, guidelines, protecting UWC information and actively preventing crime. The department’s mission is to protect the University through professional security services and through leadership of community partnerships while fostering the educational mission of the University. 

Staff are responsible for crime deterrence, crime investigation, dignitary protection, traffic services, access control and CCTV monitoring, emergency response and handling routine calls for service. These teams are on duty, throughout the year at our campuses, residences and sports facilities. Our security officers are trained to respond to emergencies with care and caution and they are always connected to the central command centre via radio communications.

Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We kindly request all members of the University community to be security conscious and proactively report criminal or suspicious behaviour on campus. Our 24 Hour Emergency Line is 021 959 2100 (extension 2100). State your name, extension number, nature of crisis, location and always ask the name of the person who takes the call.

The CPS Security Plan consists of three Ds: 



  • Security Operations
  • Crime Investigations
  • Dignitary Protection
  • Event Security
  • Traffic Services
  • Access Control and CCTV Monitoring
  • Asset Declaration

Contact details

(For all emergencies relating to Security - Fire - Medical - Safety call 021 959 2100)

24 Hour Emergency Line: 021 959 2100 
State your name, extension number, nature of crisis, location and always ask the name of the person who takes the call.
Reception Desk: 021 959 3777

For more information, please contact:

Clint Prins
Risk and Compliance Liaison Officer 
Tel: 021 959 3696

The Safety, Health, Environment and Emergency Services

The Safety, Health, Environmental and Emergency Services department makes the university safer by providing health and safety oversight, and eliminating environmental, chemical, biological and radiological hazards on campus. The department provides supportive technical consultation, training, investigation, and audits to ensure compliance with guidelines set forth by the local municipal by-laws and legislative requirements. Its primary functions are to guide, assist and support the university community in meeting health and safety responsibilities, to prevent or reduce incidents and diseases and to identify and eliminate environmental hazards and dangerous conditions. S.H.E.’s mission is to promote safe, healthy and compliant facilities and ensure environmental quality for the university community.

The department is further responsible for Fire Safety and Medical Services, to protect lives, assets and property of the university by working in conjunction with municipal fire protection and emergency services agencies, and to collaborate with these agencies in the prevention of fires and medical emergencies, and the advancement of fire safety education programmes. The department monitors all university buildings for compliance with statutory requirements, establish pre-incident plans for facilities, and work closely with the university community to perform inspections and participate in emergency evacuations/drills necessary to lower the risk and potential repercussions of fire and medical incidents. The department also teams up with municipal agencies to ensure building construction and renovation projects are compliant and safe.
Telephone: 021 959 2100


Mr Bentley Jeftha serves on the Executive of Campus Protection Society of Southern Africa. He is also a member of ASIS International, a professional body of international risk managers.

He is an ISO 28 000 implementer and auditor and State Security Agency (SSA) security management adviser. He worked for the SAPS holding the rank Inspector in the Intelligence Division and implementing key strategies.