Stephnie Jansen van Vuuren
Managing Director


Stephnie is one of the Directors in Secudac and she is also a Lecturer in international certification and regularly travels to countries throughout Africa to assist Companies and Individuals in Service Management Training. 

Stephnie has over 20 years of IT experience which resulted in her being a well-known and respected business process improvement specialist and Trainer, applying industry leading methodologies such as ITIL. Stephnie was an Asset and Configuration Manager and then became a technical consultant and BMC user Trainer on BMC ITSM and Marval, she then moved over to Project Management. 

She managed a Global Service Desk environment as the Incident Manager on for the African countries, and assisted with the companies Logistics Management processes. After which she chose to qualify as an accredited ITIL trainer on all ITIL courses, where her technical background and experience in multiple areas enabled her to relate the theory to practical examples for the learners. 

She then worked her way up into multiple management positions within global organisations Stephnie has certificates in Criminal Justice, TEFL and TESL, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Leadership Development, Project Management, PMBOK, Prince 2, ISO/IEC 20000, CoBit 5 as well as ITIL® Expert. Stephnie received a few honors and awards, such as Service Excellence Award 2005 and Best Student Award – Tshwane University of Technology 2001.

Yvonne Mudimu


Yvonne is one of the Directors at Secudac. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge in Industrial Relations and Adult Basic Education.

Yvonne has over 20 years of experience in training, being the founding member of Masithuthuke adult education and training cc working on important projects such as voter education in 4 Provinces for 1994 & 1999 Elections. She was also the national co-ordinator of UNISA/IEC Election training program for 2004 & 2008 Elections.

She managed and co-ordinated skills development programmes for Kellogs. She teaches Zulu to non-Zulu speaking people. She is also the coordinator for South African Literacy Initiative (SANLI).

She is very involved with the ABET programme for the SAPS & SA Airforce.

Yvonne has certificates in Labour Relations, and teaching Adults basic skills. She has a teaching Diploma & a Diploma in Business Studies as well as an Advanced Diploma in Adult Basic Education from UNISA.

Prof. Ben Smit
Director: Research


Prof Smit attended the University of the Orange Free State (UOFS: obtaining the degrees BA, BA Hons and MA) and the University of South Africa (Unisa: received the degree DLitt et Phil).

His teaching career spans more than 45 years as lecturer in Criminal Law, Statute Law, Criminal Procedural Law, Introduction to Criminology and Ethnology (SA Police College); Criminology/Police Science and Criminal Justice (Unisa); and Research Methodology (Tshwane University of Technology).

Prof Smit is a qualified and accredited facilitator, assessor (19A50740903) and moderator (19M50750903) for the National Diploma in Forensic Sciences and with ETPD Seta – Number 218894 US.

His company Secudac (Pty) Ltd was involved in the training and assessing of approximately 1200 forensic scientists for the South African Police Service. He was involved in the research and presentation of the learning material for forensic sciences and related topics.

Presently, he is an emeritus Professor in Criminology (Criminal Justice) at the University of South Africa.

Prof Smit is the Dean of the Faculty of Law and Criminal Justice at the University of Africa Lusaka, Zambia. He had served as an external examiner in Criminal Justice at Unisa, University of Limpopo and the University of Venda.

He was the supervisor/promoter of twelve doctorate and thirty master’s degree South African and foreign students.

Prof Smit is author and co-author of ten textbooks.