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New Regulatory Fees for Private Security Industry

Department of Police

The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority has published new fees for the private security industry in Government Gazette 38632.

The revised fees are published in terms of the Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority Act 56 of 2001 and Security Officers Act 92 of 1987.

Firearms Control Bill on Track

Portfolio Committee on Police

The Draft Firearms Control Amendment Bill is likely to be tabled in parliament in May 2015.

The national assembly’s police committee chairperson, Francois Beukman, revealed this in a statement released prior to the holding of a National Firearms Summit in parliament this week.

Justice Committee Concludes Hearings on Sexual Offences Bill

Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services

The justice and correctional services committee has stressed that the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act Amendment Bill does not intend lowering the age of consent for sexual activity.

The committee made this known following public hearings on the bill last week described in a statement as “fruitful and insightful”.

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