Private companies pledge support for Government

The Gauteng security symposium culminated recently with a breakthrough response to the provincial crime crisis, with the government, businesses, and civil society committing more resources to advance the crime agenda, a dealmaker for strengthening ties and working relations.

Dozens of participants gathered at the Tsotetsi Recreational Centre in Sebokeng to urgently scale up action to address the crime crisis and ensure equitable access to security in Townships, Informational Settlements, and Hostels (TISH). Co-hosted by the Gauteng provincial government and private security companies, the symposium brought together security experts, business leaders, and civil society to urgently tackle the crime crisis and set the country back on track to achieve and safeguard the lives and properties of citizens by providing armed and emergency response.

“Each street will have a CCTV camera. We are waiting for the minister of home affairs to allow us to participate in their database, so that every face we see in our database will tell us who you are.” Gauteng premier Panyaza Lesufi added that the provincial government will have its own database to fast-track criminals without having to wait for Home Affairs to confirm their identity.

The symposium included the signing of pledges by the provincial government and private security companies. Keynote speeches by delegates deliberating about the latest challenges and issues impacting security in the province The speeches focused on the prevention of crime and the promotion of security through the empowerment of other companies.

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