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PSiRATimesLive reports that on Monday morning police were called to the offices of the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) in the Joburg city centre‚ after protesting security guards blocked the entrance.  

The protestors were members of the African Security Congress (ASC)‚ a political organisation formed by security guards themselves.  Teboho Motloung‚ ASC president, said the march was organised to make the call for security guards to be directly employed by the state‚ instead of the private sector‚ which they alleged exploited them.  “The main objective of this protest is for the security industry to be moved from private sector to public sector and be totally owned by the state.  We get trained by private security companies and get certificates.  After paying for that certificate‚ we still have to pay PSIRA a fee every month‚ and we don’t know what the fee is for,” Motloung said.  Apparently, the fee is about R7 a month, while the certificate from PSIRA expires after 18 months and has to be renewed at a cost of R20.

  • Read this report by Penwell Dlamini in full at TimesLive

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