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Are Foreign-Owned Private Security Companies a Threat to South Africa’s National Security?

Are Foreign-Owned Private Security Companies a Threat to South Africa’s National Security? [analysis] All Africa By by Johan Burger, Senior Researcher, and Gareth Newham, Head, Governance, Crime and Justice Division, Iss Pretoria 15 April 2014 12:00 Apr 15, 2014 (Institute … Continue reading

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Crime-Busting G4S Faces South Africa Private Security Curbs

  Crime-Busting G4S Faces South Africa Private Security Curbs   By Mike Cohen Apr 7, 2014 8:01 AM ET Photographer: Dean Hutton/Bloomberg “In no way can we have conflict that destroys the economy,” Zuma said yesterday in his… Read More … Continue reading

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The South African Defence Review (2012) and private military/security companies (PMSCs): heralding a shift from prohibition to regulation?

The South African Defence Review (2012) and private military/security companies (PMSCs): heralding a shift from prohibition to regulation? The South African Defence Review (2012) and private military/security …

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ANOTHER “EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES” SURFACES…

Monday, March 3, 2014 ANOTHER “EXECUTIVE OUTCOMES” SURFACES… They seem to pop up all over the world so it was not too much of a surprise to find that another “Executive Outcomes” has surfaced  - this time in South Africa … Continue reading

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Decision to pass Private Security Bill is ill-informed

Decision to pass Private Security Bill is ill-informed Wednesday 26 February 2014 06:30 SAPA The Freedom Front Plus opposed the bill on the basis that it would lead to security companies closing shop and jobs being lost in the sector.(SABC) … Continue reading

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ANC pushes through xenophobic clause in PSIRA Bill – DA

ANC pushes through xenophobic clause in PSIRA Bill – DA Dianne Kohler Barnard 28 January 2014 Dianne Kohler Barnard says that despite letters from various international embassies, 51% expropriation clause passed by committee Private Security Bill: Zuma’s ANC pushes xenophobic … Continue reading

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A study about Securitization Processes in South Africa

A study about Securitization Processes in South Africa Authors: Løvenstein, Kasper Bruun Rasmussen, Tone Louise Iversen, Lone Szpisjak, Aron Advisor: Moreira, Afonso Keywords: South Africa England Securitization Theory Copenhagen School Ontological Security crime Examination Date: 20-Jun-2013 Issue Date: 21-Jun-2013 Abstract: … Continue reading

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The South African Defence Review (2012) And Private Military / Security Companies (Pmscs): Heralding A Shift From Prohibition To Regulation?

http://www.nwu.ac.za/sites/www.nwu.ac.za/files/files/p-per/issuepages/2013volume16no4/2013(16)4JUMA%26ISABORAdoc.pdf [Full paper available via the link; conclusion below] The South African Defence Review (2012) And Private Military / Security Companies (Pmscs): Heralding A Shift From Prohibition To Regulation? Authors: I Juma and J Isabora Conclusion The failure of South … Continue reading

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G4s again assaults innocent woman

G4s again assaults innocent woman 04 December 2013, 11:07 On 12 October 2013 an unarmed female employee and her spouse were brutally attacked with a baton while caged in, in their vehicle by a security guard from G4S security.  The … Continue reading

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Code red over limit on foreign firms

Code red over limit on foreign firms 22 Nov 2013 00:00 Lisa Steyn Legislation to enforce local ownership quotas will cause disinvestment and job losses, insiders say. The battle to secure South Africa has become a war zone in itself, … Continue reading

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