In South Africa, the Private Security Industry Regulation Act (PSIRA) regulates the private security industry and mandates that any person employed as a security officer must be registered with PSIRA. Therefore, it is illegal for a security guard to work without a valid PSIRA certificate.
Employing an unregistered security guard or working as a security guard without a PSIRA registration is a violation of the law, and both the employer and the individual can face serious legal consequences, including fines or imprisonment.
To work as a security guard in South Africa legally, individuals must obtain the necessary PSIRA certification and comply with the regulations set by PSIRA. It is essential for both security companies and security guards to adhere to these regulations to ensure the safety and security of the public as well as the legality of their operations.