Our founders originated from the highest ranks of South Africa’s military, security and law enforcement agencies, seasoned experts within their respective fields.
Their vision was to utilize their unique expertise to provide an elite protection service for a league of clientele requiring a level of safeguarding superior to that offered by traditional security organizations.
In determining a name for their company, our founders sought to identify with one of history’s finest elite protection units, with whom they would like their reputation associated. The “Schola” of Ancient Rome provided the perfect legacy to emulate. They were an elite military guard regiment assigned to protect Julius Caesar; as well as the most senior of the heavy cavalry units forming the core of the Roman Imperial Army.
“Vetus” is the Latin word for old, longstanding or ancient. Hence, by pairing the two “Vetus Schola” was founded; depicting, essentially, “Legacy of Ancient Elite Protection Unit”.
Similarly, our founders sought a company logo that would depict the qualities required of Vetus Shola protection operatives that would symbolize their dedication to the protection of their clients. These they found in the Ethos of the Ancient Spartans, widely considered to be the greatest warriors of all time, and one of the most impressively organized militaristic cultures in history, known for their courage, resilience and determination.
The Spartan warrior helmet depicted in our logo symbolizes our commitment to these values and ideals. Our tagline, “The Legacy Endures” suggests that the legacy of the greatest warriors of all time lives on through the courage, honor and skill of our operatives.