Sabelo Gumedze



Regulating the Private Security Sector in South Africa

This article discusses the regulation of the private security industry in South Africa. In the main, it discusses the salient provisions of the Private Security Industry Regulation Act No. 56 of 2001, which establishes the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority. The article discusses the objects of the Authority and its role in the regulatory framework. It further discusses the requirements for registration as a security provider for both natural and juridical persons. The article concludes by discussing the mechanisms for monitoring and investigation of security providers in so far the Act is concerned.

South Africa, security industry regulation, illegal immigrants, South African Trade Unions (COSATU), Alpha-5 and Teleservices (Angola), Saracen Kampala (Uganda), Osleg Private, Ltd. (Congo)

Citation: Social Justice Vol. 34, Nos. 3-4 (2007): 195-207


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