Business Talk – Fidelity Services Group CEO Wahl Bartmann on the latest crime trends in South Africa

24th November 2021

Wahl Bartmann is the chief executive of Fidelity Services Group, South Africa’s largest private security solutions provider.

A former Natal Sharks rugby stalwart, and Springbok, Bartmann has been with the security firm for in excess of 30 years, having taken the reins in 2005.

He oversaw the acquisition of ADT, the security business belonging to US-based Tyco for approximately R1.9 billion in 2016, and is in charge of a business that employs around 50,000 people.

In this Business Talk episode, Bartmann discusses what FSG has learnt from the July unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

He discusses how Fidelity had to adapt its urban structure in 2021 driven by the advancements in technology and evolving crime patterns that have changed the face of the security industry.

Bartmann highlights the newer crime-related trends he has seen in 2021 and what people should be aware of, specifically crimes driven by the pandemic.

He gives insight into what we can expect for 2022 and delivers a message to South Africans on how they can be part of the fight against crime.

The full interview with Wahl Bartmann is embedded below. Find all the Business Talk interviews here.