As South Africa enters Level 2 of our COVID-19 lockdown, following President Ramaphosa’s Sunday evening announcement to the nation, we look back and answer some of the questions that we were almost too frightened to ask in Level 5, but that we knew were all too predictable.
Day: October 11, 2021
With a multitude of Fortune 500 companies having large-scale operations in South Africa and Africa, and a substantial number of expatriate personnel working for these companies across the African continent; the security departments of many of these companies have no doubt been sent into a bit of a tail-spin since the majority of the world enacted strict travel restrictions in place to curb the rampant spread of COVID-19.
One of the aspects of the decision by President Ramaphosa to lockdown South Africa that has serious security implications for businesses around the country is the fact that their physical premises will be completely unoccupied for the 21-day duration. This obviously excludes those businesses which are deemed to be “essential service providers”.
When providing protective services to clients, the primary objective is protecting that client in every environment and situation. It stands to reason then that providing medical attention when the need arises is as important as any response to physical threat from violent or other criminal behaviour.
2019 marks 20 years, that we at NSA Global Security Consultants have been forging relationships and protecting lives all around the world. Along the way, we have been privileged to work with many memorable and iconic individuals, corporations, organisations and events. It has indeed been an incredible experience and journey.
In our first article on this topic we discussed several potential threats that compromise estate security in South Africa and offered you some valuable insights on how to mitigate or reduce these. In this article we look at the primary security threat that Estate living faces, that of the insider threat.
High walls around houses, razor wire, electric fencing, gated communities, boomed-off restricted-access streets, CCTV systems, are all residential security necessities that have become synonymous with living in South Africa. Many South Africans choose to live in residential estates, deeming them a safer environment than stand-alone residences.