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Private Security Industry Regulation Act, No. 56 of 2001

Long title


To provide for the regulation of the private security industry; for that purpose to establish a regulatory authority; to provide for the appointment of the director and deputy directors for the Authority; to provide for cooperation with the Civilian Secretariat for Police; to provide for the finances and accountability of the Authority; to provide for limitation on foreign ownership; to provide for the establishment and functions of the Exemption Advisory Committee; to regulate security services rendered outside the Republic; to empower the Minister to make regulations for the transportation of cash and other valuables; to provide for offences and penalties; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

[... Long title amended by Act 2014_018_041_20211008]

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

PREAMBLE

INDEX

CHAPTER 1. DEFINITIONS
1. Definitions

CHAPTER 2. PRIVATE SECURITY INDUSTRY REGULATORY AUTHORITY
2. Establishment of Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority
3. Objects of Authority
4. Functions of Authority
5. Governance of Authority
6. Establishment and constitution of Council and appointment of councillors
7. Disqualifications for appointment as councillor
8. Terms and conditions of office, vacation of office and payment of remuneration and allowances
9 Functions of Council, chairperson and secretary.[.. Title amended by Act 2014_018_009(a) - was entitled "Functions  of Council and chairperson]
10. Accountability of Council
11. Ministerial supervision of Authority
12. Meetings and conflict of interests
13. Committees to assist Council
14. Staff of Authority
14A.Disqualifications for appointment as director and deputy directors [...inserted by Act 2014_018_015_20211008]
15. ... [...repealed by Act 2014_018_016_20211008 - was entitled "Delegation of powers and assignment of duties by Council|"]
16. Finances of Authority [...Title amended by Act 2014_018_017_20211008 - was entitled "Funds of Authority"]
16A. Annual report [...inserted by Act 2014_018_018_20211008]
17. ... [...repealed by Act 2014_018_019_20211008 - was entitled "Bookkeeping and financial statements"]
18. ... [...repealed by Act 2014_018_019_20211008 - was entitled "Auditing"]
19. ... [...repealed by Act 2014_018_019_20211008 - was entitled "Financial year"]

CHAPTER 3. REGISTRATION AS SECURITY SERVICE PROVIDER
20. Obligation to register and exemptions
20A. Exemption Advisory Committee [...inserted by Act 2014_018_021_20211008]
21. Application for registration
21A. Categories of security businesses [...inserted by Act 2014_018_023_20211008]
22. Renewal of registration
23. Requirements for registration
24. Register of security service providers
25. Registration and identification certificates
26. Suspension, withdrawal and lapsing of registration
27. Application for court order in respect of a security service provider

CHAPTER 4. PROPER CONDUCT AND APPEAL
28. Code of conduct
29. Improper conduct proceedings against security service providers
30. Appeal against decisions

CHAPTER 5. MONITORING AND INVESTIGATION
31. Appointment of inspectors
32. Code of conduct for inspectors
33. Inspection of security service providers
34. Powers of inspectors relating to security service providers

CHAPTER 6. GENERAL PROVISIONS
35. Regulations
36. Provision of information [... Title amended by Act 2014_018_033_20211008 - was entitled "Provision of information to Authority"] **
36A.Security services rendered outside Republic [... inserted by Act 2014_018_034_20211008] 
37. Preservation of confidentiality
38. Offences and penalties
39. ... [... repealed by Act 2014_018_036_20211008 - was entitled "Extra-territorial application of Act and jurisdiction"] 
40. Limitation of liability
41. ... [... repealed by Act 2014_018_037_20211008 - was entitled "Delegation of powers by Minister
"]
42. Act binds State
43. Amendment and repeal of laws
44. Transitional provisions
44A.Security services Transitional provisions relating to Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Act, 2014 [... inserted by Act 2014_018_038_20211008] 
45. Short title and commencement

SCHEDULE. TABLE OF OFFENCES [s23; s26]

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