Even though South Africa experiences shortages of the police in the country, the same could not be said about security officers. As stated in PSiRA’s annual reports, in 2016 there were more than 488 000 active security officers in the country. And the reason for that is clear - South Africa is a leading country when it comes to private security industry.
The numbers are so high, that private security industry even has more security officers on active duty than the police and military combined. According to PSiRA’s annual reports, in 2016 there were 8 692 active registered security providers countrywide. Compared to the previous year, there seems to have been 6,1% growth of registered security businesses. Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal are the leaders by active registered businesses, check businesses registrations by other regions:
Well, that would not be so shocking to the local residents. People in South Africa is so used to security guards being everywhere that they don’t even notice it. This industry is so widespread in the country that tourists, on the contrary, consider security officers to be one of the interesting sights here.
Since there is a multitude of different businesses regarding this sector all over the country, it is difficult to bring out just a couple of significant providers. But it is worth mentioning at least one to discuss and understand the functions and missions of all of the private security businesses.
For example, TSU Protection Services could be considered a noteworthy private security provider. A couple of aspects makes this company one of the leading security companies in the country, but above all - the fact that it supplies a variety of security services and also has highly trained professionals. These high standards would be the goal of any security company. That wide range of services is what draws a lot of attention when talking about TSU Protection Services - company provides many employees: executive protection, support, security training and guarding, armed escort, crowd control, security consulting and even more services. The company highlights the fact that they make sure that their members are strictly selected, qualified and have gone through the needed training process. So, experience, skills and commitment of their team is what makes this company one of the many exemplary providers in the industry.
As you can see, security businesses are growing, sector pays good salaries, so if you don't know what to do and looking for a job - go and learn at security school, register to PSIRA, find a job in security sector.