About Us

SOATA or Southern Africa Training Academy based in Johannesburg are a group of professionals geared through many years of training and experience in the Johannesburg Emergency Management Services. So, fire and ems are our field of expertise. Combine this with the health and safety environment, we have a group of people that solves all your training and safety problems.

Henry Zeiler as Managing Director with 25 years service as a Fire Officer, of which 12 years were as a Instructor in both junior and senior positions, excelled in his career and obtained qualifications through SAESI and has an Associate diploma. He also completed an AEA course in 1992 and obtained a Facilitator certificate through Wits University.

Henry left the service and started a career as a National Tourist Guide / Tour Operator. Currently, Henry is a freelance Tourist Guide with Catz Tours & Safaris (www.catztours.com) and this has been so for the past 20 years. He has seen an opportunity in addressing the lack of safety, fire and medical training in hotels, lodges, guest homes and many other facilities that house local and international tourists.

Henry Zeiler
Henry Zeiler