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joburgcityNews24 reports that the City of Johannesburg's Department of Public Safety has put several measures in place in relation to the insourcing of 4,000 security guards who were previously outsourced to various security service providers.  

This came after a foreign national was arrested on Monday for allegedly using a fraudulent South African ID in an attempt to get a position as an insourced security guard.  The alleged fraudster apparently pretended to be a beneficiary of the project.  "We have been carefully monitoring the people arriving for the insourced security positions and there have been several attempts by unscrupulous individuals trying to cheat the system in order to secure positions," Michael Sun, Member of the Mayoral Committee for Public Safety, indicated.  To eliminate the chances of fraud and impersonation, applicants will now be required to go through a two-stage check system before they present themselves at an interview desk.  The City has already completed the first stage of the insourcing of 1,600 security guards, who have already started working.

  • Read this report by Christina Pitt in full at News24

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