South Africa: Tighter ownership rules for private security firms

Measure #3885 | Published 9 Nov 2012 ▲


South Africa plans (according to Government Gazette of 22 June 2012) to amend rules for the private security industry. Among other changes, the new regulation requires that at least 51% of the shares of private security firms are domestically owned.

Any Evidence-Based Deliberation:

Question Result
Is there anything in the public record to suggest that evidence of the effectiveness of the proposed measure was considered during official deliberations?
Is there any evidence that alternatives to the proposed measure were considered?
Is there anything in the public record that suggests that empirical evidence informed the comparison across the alternatives available to government?
Was such evidence identified?
Is such evidence publicly available?
Did the official decision-maker in question provide an explanation as to why a chosen measure was favoured over alternatives?
Is there any evidence to suggest that potentially affected trading partners were consulted before the measures were taken?
Is there any evidence that safeguards have been put in place to ensure that implementation of the initiative is transparent and non-discriminatory?
Did the government state its intention to review the measure within one year of implementation?

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Date Discovered: 09/11/2012

Implemented: No

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GTA Evaluation: Amber

Government Response:

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