About usBackground

Tendai Mtawarira, more commonly known by his rugby moniker “Beast” is a man of tremendous compassion and vision with a deep passion for philanthropy. After a very successful career in the rugby fraternity, Tendai is now ready for the business world, more specifically the private security industry. In his own words “I’ve always had a dream to protect and give back to those in need”.

Through his partnership with his long-time mentor and friend Wahl Bartmann of Fidelity Services Group, Tendai has ventured into the business world with the launch of Umlindi Security.

Umlindi Security has partnered with businessman, serial entrepreneur, and business development strategist, Siviwe Mpengesi. Siviwe started his career as a security officer, where he quickly recognised a gap and opportunity in the market and established a security and training business providing employment and skills development opportunities within the security sector. He has over 20 years of B2B marketing and networking experience and is ready to take on this new adventure with Tendai Mtawarira.

More about usWhat is Umlindi?

Umlindi is the isiZulu word for Guardian or Watcher which is symbolised by the Zulu shield and spear as our logo. This symbol holds tremendous cultural significance and synergises with the purpose and magnitude of what Umlindi stands for – to be a guardian of the people. Umlindi also symbolises the tenets of compassion and strength which the company aims to convey to the public and customers by offering superior service and a truly customer-centric business model.

Our vision

Umlindi Security strives to be Southern Africa’s pioneering provider of next-generation physical and digital asset protection solutions, by providing complete end-to-end solutions, and ensure our customers experience complete peace of mind in the pursuit of their security needs.

Our promise to you

  • To always prioritise our customers’ needs and offer them the most effective tailor-made solutions unique to their requirements
  • To continuously innovate in the way in which we use our technology and expertise to fulfil our customers’ specific needs
  • To offer efficient and affordable services and products whilst providing superior service to our customers
  • To train and upskill our employees to provide superior standards of excellence at all times

Certified Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment

We are dedicated to the wellbeing of our country, our people, and their future. Umlindi Security a 73% black-owned, level 2 BBBEE contributor and an Exempt Micro Enterprise. The company is underwritten by Lloyds of London.

We're here for you!Services we provide

We offer exceptional services to fit your every security need


Umlindi offers guarding solutions in a vast range of industries including residential, retail, financial institutions, casinos, commercial and more.

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Cleaning & Hygiene

Umlindi Cleaning and Hygiene Services aims to add another facet to the one-stop-shop philosophy the company has adopted.

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Cash Management Solution

Umlindi Cash Management Solutions offers a customised end-to-end cash management solution to meet specific retail business needs.

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