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Who we are

UDS provides aerial surveillance in environments where safety and security is paramount. We specialise in providing aerial security surveillance operations resulting in deterrence and detection of criminal activity. Our trained flight crew communicate and guide ground security to ensure information gathering and effective arrests. Improved situational awareness through drone surveillance, not only assists in apprehending criminals but also serves to protect the security on the ground.

 

In addition to security surveillance, with an in-house GIS team, UDS provides survey and inspection services for various industries

 

The incorporation of leading-edge surveillance systems, supported by the constant development and improvement of drone technology, allows us to tailor any surveillance solution in order to assist our clients in ensuring the safety and protection of their people, infrastructure and assets. This is best achieved by co-ordinating flight plans around an intelligence driven operation. We provide highly effective solutions that range from basic inspection and surveillance to cutting-edge AI systems that revolutionise how these services are delivered.

Compliance & accreditation

Our history

UAV and Drone Solutions was founded by three entrepreneurships with a love for conservation and technology; Otto Werdmuller Von Elgg, Georges Sayegh and Robert Hannaford. The drone operations were initially used for anti-poaching in the Kruger National Park, Hluhluwe Umfolozi and various national parks in Botswana, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Considering the success of these operations, many commercial clients became interested in the service and the proven benefits of aerial surveillance.

 

With the promulgation of Remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) regulations, Part 101, Civil Aviation Authority grounded UDS in July 2015. Working tirelessly to comply with what was a very new industry to both us and Civil Aviation, UDS was awarded the first RPAS Operators Certificate (ROC) under the South African Civil Aviation Regulations in October 2015.The initial ROC was limited to National Parks, however due to our pedigree and knowledge and experienced gained during such operations, Civil Aviation Authority extended the scope of operations to include commercial clients, initially operations at mines and industrial facilities. The first operations proved immediately successful and UDS continued to expand from there on, obtaining more aircraft and employing more personnel. UDS’s primary business is providing security surveillance operations to Government Entities, SOEs, mines and industrial facilities. The company was sold to the Bidvest Group in March 2019. Following the sale, the company has continued to expand, especially in the security sector

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Interdepartmental shared value

Clients can maximise the value gained from utilising drones, by sharing the costs amongst multiple company divisions such as the safety, security and even the surveying and engineering departments.

Support your community as a responsible citizen

Promote responsible citizenship by availing possible idle time of drones, to provide surveillance to your immediate community for its general protection and security or specific safety needs.

Training and development

Our cadet pilot program, through our
in-house approved training organisation, enables HDI candidates to join the
RPAS industry.

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward,
for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.”

― Leonardo da Vinci

Our team

Co - CEO

Executive

Georges
Sayegh

Co - CEO

Executive

Otto Werdmuller
Von Elgg

Accountable Manager 

Senior ManAGEMENT ROC | ATO

Dale
McErlean

Finance Manager

Senior ManAGEMENT Finance

Nicole
Greaver

Junior Compliance Specialist

ROC

Akim
Lepepe

Regional Manager: Witbank & Surrounds Instructor

ATO | Instructors
| Witbank team

Alan
Enever

Driver

Amos Molokomme

Person responsible for Mine, health and safety

roc

Bongiwe
Radebe

Housekeeping

Cate
Motlousi

Flight dispatch

dispatch team

Charity
Mashile

Stock controller

Workshop

Charlton
Phal

Flying instructor

ATO | Instructors

Connor
O'Donovan

Chief flying instructor

ATO | Instructors

Danie Sauermann

Workshop Technician

Workshop

David
Mbonane

Finance

Finance team

Debbie
Nimmo

Safety manager

ROC | ATO

Dirk
Grobler

Workshop Receiver

Workshop

Dolven
machuba

Facility manager

Facility management

Doreen Tsyiane

Workshop Technician

Workshop

Fidelis
Dube

Flight dispatch

dispatch team

Fikile
Zungu

Programmer 

IT support

Francois scholtz

Housekeeping

Gcinile Thabethe

Regional Manager: Vereeniging and surrounds
Instructor

ATO | ROC | Instructors

Gert
Malan

Housekeeping

Gladys Mawelele

Housekeeping

Ishmael Mokoena

Housekeeping

Jonny
Tsiane

Security Manager and Team leader: Transnet Freight and Rail

ROC

JB
Marais

Responsible Person: Aircraft

ROC and ATO

Jurie Van Loggerenberg

Witbank junior technician

Witbank team

justin Myburgh

Workshop Technician

Workshop

Justin Pretorius

Instructor

Instructors

Kyle Holshausen

Workshop Technician

Workshop

Lesedi
Seploane

Quality Manager

ROC | ATO

Lizelle Jonker

Team leader: Transnet Pipeline

ROC

Louis
DeJager

Workshop Technician

Workshop

Lunga
Dyante

Procurement Manager

Procurement Management

Lynn
Kisten

Instructor

Instructors

Madimetja Duba

Instructor

ato | Instructors

mark
Swarts

Compliance specialist

ROC

Masego Langa

Team leader: Project Ukhozi (Coal)

Infrastructure

Melissa Coetzer

Finance administrator

Finance

Michelle Phal

Training Administrator

ATO

Mpho Mabungu

Witbank Station Co-ordinator 

Witbank team

Naydine Myburgh

Flight dispatch

dispatch team

Nhlanhla Msibisi

Housekeeping

Nomaswazi Thabede

Flight dispatch

dispatch team

Nomfundo Xuza

Training Manager

ato | instructors

Nomvula Sithole

Workshop Technician

Workshop

Philemon Thabang

Houskeeping

Phindile Mbonane

Houskeeping

Portia Dlokweni

Flight dispatch

dispatch team

Quellin Dilley

 IT Specialist

IT support

Sasha Kisten

QA

roc

Shantina Pillay

Housekeeping

Sihle Makhubela

Flight Dispatch

dispatch team

Siphosethu Nofumba

Juior Compliance specialist

roc

Thabang Lekoto

Workshop Technician

Workshop

Thapedi Mollepole

Operations
Co-ordinator

Operations team

Tsholofelo Masenya

Finance administrator

Finance team

Tumi
Thloka

Transnet Project manager

Infrastructure

Vaughn Voster

Operations
Co-ordinator

Operations team

Vikki
Brynard

Housekeeping

Zanele Mndebele

Witbank Site Supervisor

Witbank

Zayne Oberholzer

Junior Compliance Specialist

ROC

Akim
Lepepe

Regional Manager: Witbank and Surrounds
Instructor

ATO | Instructors
| Witbank team

Alan
Enever

Driver

Amos Molokomme

Person responsible for Mine, health and safety

roc

Bongiwe
Radebe

Housekeeping

Cate
Motlousi

Flight dispatch

dispatch team

Charity
Mashile

Stock controller

Workshop

Charlton
Phal

Flying instructor

ATO | Instructors

Connor
O'Donovan

Chief flying instructor

ATO | Instructors

Danie Sauermann

Workshop Technician

Workshop

David
Mbonane

Finance

Finance team

Debbie
Nimmo

Safety manager

ROC | ATO

Dirk
Grobler

Workshop Receiver

Workshop

Dolven
machuba

Facility manager

Facility management

Doreen Tsyiane

Workshop Technician

Workshop

Fidelis
Dube

Flight dispatch

dispatch team

Fikile
Zungu

Programmer 

IT support

Francois scholtz

Regional Manager: Vereenigeng and surrounds
Instructor

ROC | Instructors

Gert
Malan

Housekeeping

Gcinile Thabethe

Housekeeping

Gladys Mawelele

Housekeeping

Ishmael Mokoena

Housekeeping

Jonny
Tsiane

Security Manager and Team leader: Transnet Freight and Rail

ROC

JB
Marais

Responsible Person: Aircraft

ROC and ATO

Jurie Van Loggerenberg

Witbank junior technician

Witbank team

justin Myburgh

Workshop Technician

Workshop

Justin Pretorius

Instructor

Instructors

Kyle Holshausen

Workshop Technician

Workshop

Lesedi
Seploane

Team leader: Transnet Pipeline

ROC

Louis
DeJager

Workshop Technician

Workshop

Lunga
Dyante

Quality Manager

ROC | ATO

Lizelle Jonker

Procurement Manager

Procurement Management

Lynn
Kisten

Instructor

Instructors

Madimetja Duba

Instructor

ato | Instructors

mark
Swarts

Compliance specialist

ROC

Masego Langa

Team leader: Project Ukhozi (Coal)

Infrastructure

Melissa Coetzer

Finance administrator

Finance

Michelle Phal

Training Administrator

ATO

Mpho Mabungu

Witbank Station Co-ordinator 

Witbank team

Naydine Myburgh

Flight dispatch

dispatch team

Nhlanhla Msibisi

Housekeeping

Nomaswazi Thabede

Flight dispatch

dispatch team

Nomfundo Xuza

Training Manager

ato | instructors

Nomvula Sithole

Workshop Technician

Workshop

Philemon Thabang

Houskeeping

Phindile Mbonane

Houskeeping

Portia Dlokweni

Flight dispatch

dispatch team

Quellin Dilley

 IT Specialist

IT support

Sasha Kisten

QA

roc

Shantina Pillay

Housekeeping

Sihle Makhubela

Flight Dispatch

dispatch team

Siphosethu Nofumba

Juior Compliance specialist

roc

Thabang Lekoto

Workshop Technician

Workshop

Thapedi Mollepole

Operations
Co-ordinator

Operations team

Tsholofelo Masenya

Finance administrator

Finance team

Tumi
Thloka

Transnet Project manager

Infrastructure

Vaughn Voster

Operations
Co-ordinator

Operations team

Vikki
Brynard

Housekeeping

Zanele Mndebele

Witbank Site Supervisor

Zayne Oberholzer

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