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Resilience and Safeguarding in complex environments

Security strategy development and implementation in accordance with good governance, relevant international standards and good practice. Delivering physical and technical security solutions to protect a client’s people, the environment, assets, image and reputation. A collaborative approach with national, regional and local government. Working with local leadership to develop mutual support networks and resilient communities that value the Clients presence.


Red Teaming

What is Red Teaming?


It is a form of risk analysis that Sazani can apply to your project or business operations, in relation to your Social Licence to Operate (SLO).

Traditional what-if analysis involves imagining that a plan has failed and working backwards to determine what might have caused the failure. The red team mindset approach to what-if analysis reverses this process. It starts at the beginning and imagines different pathways to failure. Red Team Handbook 3rd Edition 2021 UK Ministry of Defence.

Red teaming can be used to not only identify flaws in logic and deficiency of data, but also to challenge assumptions and beliefs and hidden biases, to stress test your company's plans and identify different options and alternatives.

This kind of alternative analysis has in recent years become fundamental to military analysis in the global North building on lessons learned in the field. The changing nature of warfare has shown that military might and a traditional view of battlefield power is redundant. New ways of conceptualising conflict and training military decision-makers had to be developed. 

Similarly, SLO continues to dominate mining and other sector project risk registers, yet arguments about what SLO is persist. 

All companies know what SLO is, once their project has lost it. 


Sazani has a range of academic practitioners with long-standing expertise in building and securing social licence to operate. Livelihoods, security, political and environmental risk analyses are central to what we do. 

A Sazani Red Team analysis of your company’s project,  offers your company board and senior managers, a scoping of potential risk scenarios and identifies critical nodes that will require either further data analysis or a planned response.

You might not be able to imagine what will cause your project or potential project to fail but we can.

How Sazani conceptualise threats to Social Licence to Operate in the mining sector.

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