Private security does not comply

2016-04-06 06:00

BLITZ INSPECTIONS in private security companies by the Free State Department of Labour have revealed a high level of non-compliance by companies regarding labour legislation.

The department’s findings reveal a shocking state that out of 26 inspections, only three companies were fully compliant with all prescripts of labour legislation.

The high level of non-compliance was to the Sectoral Determination 6 of the security sector, the Employment Equity and the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) prescripts.

This revelation of the situation in the private security sector followed blitz inspections conducted by the department’s Inspections and Enforcement Services from 15 to 17 March at the various security companies in the Free State.

The shocking findings have raised the alarm to the serious risk of non-compliance.

Nomfundo Douw-Jack, provincial chief inspector, has expressed grave concern about such a large number of private security companies failing to comply with labour legislation.

She said the inspection report showed that a lot of work still had to be done to remedy the situation in the private security sector.

As a first step to address the high non-compliance in the private security sector, the department held a two-day seminar last week (30 and 31/03) in Bloemfontein to discuss with stakeholders matters pertaining to the security industry and failure to comply with labour legislation.

Josial Ramokoena, provincial spokesperson, said special training for shop stewards had also been conducted.

It was aimed at capacitating shop stewards with knowledge, insight and information regarding labour legislation.

He said the main objective of the seminar was to improve compliance in the private security sector.

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Financial advisors – Do you need one and should you get one?

The good, the bad, and everything else you need to know when considering hiring a financial advisor.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.