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PSiRAGroundUp reports that according to independent sources, the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) has fined Metrorail R3-million for employing security staff who are not registered under the PSiRA Act.  PSiRA regulates the private security industry.  

In a leaked letter dated 31 May to a Prasa executive, Western Cape Regional Security Manager Ernest Hendricks stated that "it is a known fact that 80% of our [Metrorail security] staff is not PSiRA registered due to service providers who trained our staff and have failed to register the staff after completion of the training they conducted".  But according to the Security Industry Regulation Act, no person or security company "may in any manner render a security service for remuneration, reward, a fee or benefit, unless such a person is registered as a security service provider in terms of this act".  In the letter, Hendricks also indicated that many of the security staff cannot be registered with PSIRA because of their criminal records.

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