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Draft amendment regulations in terms of  the private security industry regulations act, 2001

Bheki Cele, Minister of Police, acting under section 35 of the Private Security Industry Regulation Act, 2001 (Act No 56 of 2001) intends to make amendments to the Private Security Industry Regulations, 2002, affecting firearms and uniforms [please read summary or documents below]. Comments must be submitted by 5 July.

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No I do not
Government is making no attempt to disarm criminals, but is putting in a concerted effort to disarm law abiding citizens, including those who would deter criminals by being properly armed
Antonie Michael
No I do not
This draft amendment is even further the resort of the private person and security company to be resistant against the increasingly armed onslaught of the criminal element. It seems unbelievable that the minister could even consider this type of amendment unless there is a purposeful exposure of the defenceless public to criminal activity

A more empowering amendment of the regulations should rather consider facilitating or simplifying the process by which the public can protect him/herself against the criminal element in SA society.
No I do not
Criminals dont obide by the law changing the laws regarding the firearms that we in private security use is a risk to society and the peace like the police uses firearms for their protection we also deserve that right as we help the police
No I do not
The Security companies protect us, assist with fighting crime, they should have firearms on their person at all times.
No I do not
I really dont understand how Cele can even think of such a stupid idea!! The police in this country cannot cope with all the daily crime as it is. This leaves all citizens open to be attacked and murdered! He wants to disarm the security and all citizens who own a legal firearm! These security companies are helping to protect homes, citizens and businesses! What is wrong with him to even suggest this? Its going to lead to major anarchy and the criminals will take full advantage of open season to them!! Where are we going to?
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