591 000

CityPress - - Business & Tenders -

Au­thor­ity (Psira), there is al­most dou­ble this num­ber of “se­cu­rity of­fi­cers”.

The to­tal is 497 394, said Mpho Mofikoe, deputy di­rec­tor of Psira. This, how­ever, in­cludes all sorts of se­cu­rity oc­cu­pa­tions, such as lock­smiths, alarm in­stall­ers and pri­vate in­ves­ti­ga­tors.

Psira is un­able to say how many of the reg­is­tered of­fi­cers are guards, which is what mat­ters for the new bar­gain­ing coun­cil.

Ac­cord­ing to the Quar­terly Labour Force Sur­vey, “pro­tec­tion ser­vices” em­ploy about 591 000 peo­ple – about 3.6% of all jobs in the for­mal and in­for­mal sec­tors.

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