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Obligation to register and exemptions (Refer to Section 20 of the Act)

According to the act

A security business may only be registered as a security service provider and;
in the case of a security business which is a company, close corporation, partnership, business trust or a foundation, if every director of the company, every member of the close corporation, every partner of the partnership,, every trustee of the business trust, and every administrator of the foundation, as the case may be, is registered as a security service provider.

Application for registration (Refer to Section 21 of the Act)

An application for registration as a security service provider (guards and management as well as juridical persons) must be made to the PSIRA on the prescribed form and must be accompanied by

•  (a) A clear and complete set of fingerprints taken in the prescribed manner
(i) of the applicant , if the applicant is a natural person;
(ii) if the applicant is a security business, of every natural person performing executive or managing functions in respect of such security business;
(b) The application fee as determined by the PSIRA, and
(c) Any other document or certificate required in terms of this Act or by the PSIRA to be submitted with an application for registration, i.e. Grade E for guards, and Grades E B for executives, managers and juridical persons (Directors, members, etc)

•  Any person applying in terms of subsection (1) for registration as a security service provider, must furnish such additional particulars in connection with the application as the PSIRA may determine.

•  If the PSIRA is of the opinion that the provisions of this Act have been complied with in respect of an application referred to in subsection (1), it may grant such application and register the applicant as a security service provider.

Requirements for registration (Refer to Section 23 of the Act)

•  Any natural person applying for registration in terms of section 21(1), may be registered as a security service provider if the applicant is a fit and proper person to render a security service, and -
(a) is a citizen of or has permanent resident status in South Africa;
(b) is at least 18 years of age;
(c) has compliedwith the relevant training requirements prescribed for registration as a security service provider;
(d) was not found guilty of an offence specified in the Schedule within a period of 10 years immediately before the submission of the application to the PSIRA: ( see the Schedule)
(e) was not found guilty of improper conduct in terms of this Act within a period of five years immediately before the submission of the application to the PSIRA;
(f) submits a prescribed clearance certificate, together with such other information as the PSIRA may reasonably require, if the applicant is a former member of any official military, security, police or intelligence force or service in South Africa or elsewhere;
(g) is mentally sound;
(h) is not currently employed in the Public Service in circumstances where wuch registration may conflict with a legislative provision applicable to the applicant )
(i) has paid the relevant application fee (see the registration application form)
(j) is not a person referred to in subsection (5) (no permanent employees of SAPS, NIA, SASS, SANDF or Dept of Correctional Service)

Register of security service providers Each registered service provider is entered into a registered and a number is issued

Registration and identification certificates
Any natural person registered security a service provider is issued a certificate of registration and a certificate of identification on application, by PSIRA.

For more information on the Act please visit www.psira.co.za

This creates a huge need for security training in these grades. Security training used to take a guard away from his work station for approximately two weeks, to attend classes at a training centre.

This proved to be a very costly exercise as they had to pay for the course and lost a lot of time at work. The UBUNTU Training Academy was established in 1997 because leading security experts identified this problem and recognised the need for distance based education. UBUNTU is an age old African term for caring and sharing. UBUNTU Training Academy strives to promote co-operation between individuals, cultures and nations through training and upliftment for all.

The UBUNTU system is consumer friendly. With +­ 50 active training centers nationwide, a student buys the text book (manual) from his nearest training center, studies at his own pace, and returns to the training centre for a practical and theoretical evaluation by an accredited PSIRA instructor. According to PSIRA regulations, security training may only be offered by a PSIRA accredited training centre and by a PSIRA accredited, qualified instructor. UBUNTU Training Academy supplies cost effective security training of an excellent quality. Supported by the Private Security Industry Regulating Authority, UBUNTU Training Academy has trained more than 80 000 guards in the past eleven years.
An UBUNTU Training Academy certificate is issued to each learner at successful completion of every course.

For more information, please contact the UBUNTU team on: info@ubuntutraining.co.za

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