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October 2019 Residential Estate (Industry), Security Services & Risk Management, Associations

The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) was another new sponsor at the Residential Estate Security Conference, a valuable addition to the sponsors and one that was highlighted in Tony Botes’s presentation, especially concerning the continual battle against unregistered security companies, as well as those committing fraud by not paying their security officers the required salaries and provident fund contributions.

PSiRA has expanded its efforts to enforce regulations in cooperation with the Department of Labour and SAPS. This enforcement will continue and most likely increase over the next few years.

In its first 2019 newsletter, PSiRA’s CEO, Manabela Chauke wrote: “We have shown that prosecution of non-compliant security service providers is an important part of PSiRA’s enforcement strategy to change their behaviour. The fact that the Minister of Police amended the regulations dealing with sanction and increased the fines that can be imposed from R10 000 per count to R1 million, has given us an upper hand to enforce our code of conduct and regulations.”

It is also worth noting that the users of security services are not innocent bystanders in PSiRA’s efforts to ensure the industry operates in an ethical manner. Users are required to ensure that their security providers are registered as contracting an unregistered provider goes against regulations and is unethical, and it can also impact insurance claims when something happens.


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