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Private Security Industry Regulation Act, 2001 (Act No. 56 of 2001)



Notice No. 56 of 2001



[Assented to 15 January, 2002]

[Date of Commencement: 14 February, 2002]

(English text signed by the President)



To provide for the regulation of the private security industry; for that purpose to establish a regulatory authority; and to provide for matters connected therewith.




WHEREAS the adequate protection of fundamental rights to life and security of the person as well as the right not to be deprived of property, is fundamental to the wellbeing and to the social and economic development of every person;


AND WHEREAS security service providers and the private security industry in general play an important role in protecting and safe-guarding the aforesaid rights;


AND WHEREAS every citizen has the right to freely choose an occupation, including the occupation of security service provider;


AND WHEREAS it is necessary to achieve and maintain a trustworthy and legitimate private security industry which acts in terms of the principles contained in the Constitution and other applicable law, and is capable of ensuring that there is greater safety and security in the country;


BE IT ENACTED THEREFORE, by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:—