R121 million for private security – for police

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Police spent R121 132 051.56 on private security for police stations and facilities last year under contracts awarded in 2005.
Police minister Nathi Mthetwa told Parliament earlier this month the police use private security guards “because of the many advantages it offers.” These, he said, included:
·         A comparative analysis showed that it is more cost‑effective to outsource this type of service than to use trained police officials.
·         More trained police officials are available to perform operational police duties.
·         These companies are contractually bound to replace employees who are absent for whatever reasons (e.g. sick leave, vacation leave), hence there are no manpower shortages.
·         The administrative burden of arranging guard duties is no longer the responsibility of the South African Police Service.
·         All personnel matters are dealt with by the service provider.
·         The private security company can be held responsible should any losses occur.
The companies currently benefitting from the police are:     
NAME OF COMPANY
TOTAL PRICE PER MONTH (VAT INCLUDED)
TOTAL CONTRACT VALUE
Afriguard
R109,054.00
R1,308,648.00
Bekezela Cleaning & Security Services
R80,388.00
R964,656.00
City Commercial t/a Allguard
R107,100.00
R1,285,200.00
Comwezi Security Services
R282,349.00
R3,388,188.00
Comwezi Security Services
R142,509.82
R1,710,117.84
Enlightened Security Services
R52,919.00
R635,028.00
Executive Armed Security International
R432,389.00
R5,188,668.00
Khulani Fidelity Group Services
R1,868,466.00
R22,421,592.00
Khulani Fidelity Group Services
R68,907.00
R826,884.00
Masakhane Security
R100,312.00
R1,203,744.00
Protea Security Services
R2,064,432.00
R24,773,184.00
Protea Security Services
R190,006.22
R2,280,074.64
Royal Security Services
R66,000.00
R792,000.00
Ukuphanta Protection Services
R325,169.00
R3,902,028.00
Umkhombe Security Services
R128,427.00
R1,541,124.00
Warrior Alarms & Security Systems
R21,915.00
R262,980.00