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Karen
Yes I do
Jan
No I do not
Veronica
Not fully
There needs to be independent oversight of the operation of any such entity, to ensure that they don't give in to the temptation to monetise the data.
Chiquita
Yes I do
Willie
Yes I do
Susan
No I do not
This is just another method of expanding the surveillance state. RATHER jack up on Law enforcement and effective sentencing. Crime will be reduced when the police and law enforcement agencies start doing what they are supposed to do instead of eating KFC and chewing gum. Rather sentence offenders according to their crime ( an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth principle) via an effective and uncorrupt legal system and no surveillance will be necessary.
Elsa
Not fully
The community fighting over 10 years for a camera on pole nr 9 in Erich St, Tileba. Drugs, dagga and alcohol are selling openly in Jackson van Zyl Park. It's not save at all for the residents. While you are busy, remove the WiFi too.
Thanks
Chris
Yes I do
I am tired of living in fear of being a victim of crime, knowing my government does little to keep me safe. Having cameras is one thing, will police act on the information? There just aren't enough police to go around
Karien
Yes I do
Jay
Yes I do
Lenasia South is crime ravaged and definitely needs this. I have seen it at work absolutely amazingly in suburbs like Roshnee and Bryanston.
I'm all for it...... Especially in the face of policing inefficiencies.
MARIUS
Yes I do
Chris
Yes I do
I 100% support this use of this technology to control and prevent criminal acts in the community. If the whole of urban Johannesburg was covered there would be nowhere for criminals to hide. The use of number plate technology linked to data bases would allow law enforcement to monitor any illegal use of number plates and suspicious cars to be intercepted. the police could then be effective in their mission to protect the people that pay their salaries.
Private companies are the only vehicle to use, government and politically linked local authorities are too easily corrupted and data would almost certainly be used for nefarious reasons.
If government managed this system the spending of funds and maintenance upkeep would be hugely inefficient - leading the wholesale un-affordability as funds would be squandered - as we now see in every facet of government spend; tax payer and private individuals money is stolen or misused at every turn. A system that is complex and requiring good management cannot be run by incompetent politically appointed/assigned/deployed employees. We see this in every facet of society today. Our government organizations are ineffective and inefficient and do not give the tax paying public what they pay tax for.
Giles
Yes I do
Lance
Yes I do
At no charge to me, for the States account.
Robert
Yes I do
No comments
Frikkie
Yes I do
As long as the tender process is managed.
Privacy is the main issue!!!
Ian
Yes I do
Provided that one's privacy will be maintained knowing that cameras only view public spaces.

Private companies/ government> will need to provide written guarantees that privacy will be maintained as detailed above.
Dipolelo
Yes I do
I support this initiative if government and the private company will vet all the people providing the security service. Whatever information they gather in the different areas where they are operating to develop the best possible method of providing security.
bleonie
Yes I do
Kallie
Yes I do