PSIRA and Parliament of South Africa

Matters of Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) in South Africa are covered in Parliament by the Portfolio Committee on Police. This committee is the link between Parliament and the public, and is among other the forum where members of the public can give input into the formulation of policy and legislation on Private Secuty. It is also the place where private security industry regulations related legislation is formulated and discussed before being debated, and either approved or rejected by Parliament. (See this section for a full explanation of the work of parliamentary committees).

The Committee also has an oversight role regarding the department of Police. PSIRA does regular presentations to the Committee about items such as its Annual Report, budget and formulation of legislation.

PSIRA also holds an annual parliamentary exhibition to inform parliamentarians about its work. This normally takes place during the presenting of the Police budget vote. (Budget votes are available in the Document Library, do a search on 'vote' in the title).

You can subscribe to the minutes and recordings of Portfolio Committee on Police proceedings on the Parliamentary Monitoring Group website. A list of recent meeting reports are available here.