New PSiRA council to monitor and evaluate the country’s Private Security Industry

New PSiRA council to monitor and evaluate the country’s Private Security Industry
Minister of Police General, Bheki Cele and Deputy Minister, Cassel Mathale meet with newly appointed PSiRA council members. Chairperson, Dr Leah Shibambo (middle) Deputy Chairperson,Ms Nothando Sabela (far right) Director/CEO Adv. Wiseman Chamane (far left). Image source: SAPS

The Police Ministry has welcomed the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) new council.

PsiRA, an entity of the Police Ministry, is responsible for the promotion of high standards in the training and operations of security service providers, whilst providing an oversight role in the security industry to be embedded in professionalism, accountability and transparency.

The four member council is mandated to bridge existing gaps within the private security sector.

Police Minister, General Bheki Cele and the Deputy Minister of Police, Cassel Mathale on Thursday, 18 April 2024 met the new PSiRA Council during its inaugural meeting hosted in Centurion Pretoria. The Council consists of Chairperson Dr Leah Shibambo, Adv. Simosenkosi Chamane, Ms. Nana Sabela and Ms. Nozipho Makukule. Together they bring a wealth of experience in both the legal and safety divisions.

Addressing the council, Minister Cele reminded the members of their fundamental role of ensuring that all security service providers act in the public and national interest when rendering security services and that community trust and safety remains crucial in the work of PsiRA working jointly with other law enforcement agencies including the South African Police Service (SAPS).

The Ministry wishes the council well in their three year tenure and is hopeful their work will be meaningful and contribute towards a professional and accountable sector.

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