Identity theft by foreign nationals a major concern in security industry

A caller who said he is working for a security company, accused CAP security guards of racially profiling people. He alleges that CAP employs foreign nationals, mainly former Congolese soldiers, who harass local black South Africans.

Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority's Stefan Badenhorst says as the regulator of the security industry they are not familiar with this complaint.

Badenhorst says security officers must have a South African citizen or permanent South African resident status.

Our concern is that we do find a lot of identity theft of South African citizens that are registered with us, then illegal foreigners take on their identity and work in the industry.

Stefan Badenhorst, seniour manager of law enforcement at Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority

He says they have opened up a renewal process for registered service providers.

Listen to the audio below to hear what to do if harassed by security guards...


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