The South African Security Association (SASA) was formed 47 years ago in 1964. During this time, the security industry was growing and a considerable amount of fragmentation was taking place, creating awareness and a need for a common voice.
The association was formed as a representative for all security aspects in South Africa, an advocate for industry and a custodian of professional business practices. SASA ensures industry representatives and businesses are professional institutions who are compliant and abide by the laws that govern the industry.
In today’s tough economic times, many corporations tend to seek the cheapest option to secure their premises, stock and intellectual property. Unfortunately, this practice brings about the influx of fly-by night security companies who do not comply with industry standards, employing unqualified personnel, paying low wages and charging low service rates.
SASA believes in and supports the pursuit of business to improve the material well-being of the whole society through:
The provision of security goods and services.
The creation of opportunities for men and women to use their unique skills for their own development and that of society.
The achievement of these goals is honourable and deserves recognition and reward.
All organizations have a choice whether or not to use ethical means to achieve these honourable goals. In this regard, SASA believes organisational practice should be measured by moral standards comparable to those applied to individual behaviour.
The stake holders of our association have an ethical duty to increase their enterprises productivity, while protecting the physical, intellectual, material end emotional well being of their clients, each other and members of the public.
SASA believes the essence of this ethical duty involves:
Providing value for customers/employers
Communicating internally and externally with integrity
Maximizing contributions to the enterprise with due reward
Eradicating dishonest commercial and professional conduct
The mandate of the PSIRA derives from the Private Security Industry Regulatory Act 56 of 2001. The primary objective of the authority are to regulate the private security industry and to exercise effective control over the practice of the occupation of security service provider in the public and national interest and the interest of the private security industry itself.
Chamber Of Commerce
The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a vibrant organisation, which is fortunate enough to function in a rapidly growing region. Durban’s position as an established economic hub due to its port, together with the current infrastructure development occurring in the region, makes the business sector all the more significant.
The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry has mushroomed, from its small beginnings in 1856 to a substantial association, with a membership of approximately 3 200 businesses, respected by its sister chambers throughout the country. We continue to add value to our chamber members through our robust interactions and partnerships with both the private and public sector. These initiatives are over and above the many great services offered by the chamber, as well the business information that we distribute to our members, as well as the entire Durban business community.
WESSA (Wildlife Society of South Africa)
WESSA (the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) is a truly South African non-government organisation (NGO) with a proud history in our country. For 85 years WESSA has proactively engaged with the challenges and opportunities presented by South Africa’s unique natural heritage and the social and economic systems that depend on it. As a membership-based organisation we have sought to “promote public participation in caring for the Earth” and to build capacity for conservation and sustainable development in a broad cross-section of South African society.
WESSA works to ensure environmental sustainability for current and future South African generations. We focus on the sustainable and equitable management of our natural resource base by building society’s environmental sensitivity and competence by calling to, and working with, communities and individuals to move from current to more sustainable action. Our mission to promote public participation in caring for the Earth is expressed in the diverse and dynamic collaborative partnerships that WESSA creates to enable its work. Working within the vital sectors of water, biodiversity, energy and waste, WESSA is a preferred project implementer nationally, regionally and internationally.