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TOKYO — Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, died after being shot twice on Friday while giving an election campaign speech, sending shock waves through the political establishment and a country unaccustomed to gun violence.

The NSA Group has positioned itself as a globally reputed provider of high-end security services for over two decades. As the South African security and risk environment continues to evolve, NSA Security Consultants South Africa (Pty) Ltd is embarking on an ambitious, intelligence-driven mission to build on our capabilities and enhance our footprint throughout the country.

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced Fannie Masemola as South Africa’s new national police commissioner. This is after Khehla Sitole left the hot seat after nearly five years, a period marred by excessive infighting and scandals that further tarnished the South African Police Service.

South Africans remain concerned about their safety with 78% of citizens adding more security features to their homes to ensure their well-being in 2022. This is one of the findings of the Automobile Association’s (AA) 2022 State of Security Report (SoS Report) conducted in the first three months of the year.

“Security is no longer about guns and guards.” Sound familiar? It should, as it’s a well-worn refrain from security managers over the past few years, and they are correct.

As crime has evolved and efforts to counter it have attempted to keep pace, with varying degrees of success, creative strategies and a move away from the ‘tried and tested’ has become essential. What do we mean? One example is the emergence of tactical support teams to augment and sometimes replace run-of-the-mill security officer deployment.

To answer this pertinent question, we first need to define what security is, and in the simplest terms, security is the state of being free from danger or threat!

To the unconscious mind, life, under any condition, is better than death.

Survival precedes all other progress, and our unconscious mind will always default to safety FIRST, because feeling secure is a healthy, natural desire.

At an exclusive Q&A event for Yondr clients, Rory Steyn, Nelson Mandela’s former personal protection team leader, provided some insights into his time working with the South African president and shared key security principles that could be applied to our industry. In the article below, Rory shares how empathy plays a part in security.

CEO of African Operations at NSA Global Rory Steyn talks to John Perlman regarding the protection of whistleblowers and witnesses on The John Perlman Show.

For those of us in either law enforcement, private security practice, or both; we’ve all been there. Someone gets in your face, sometimes getting physical, spewing vitriol and insult after insult at you because they know they can. Or rather, because they know (or think) that you can’t do anything about it. Sound familiar?

South Africa awoke to a cabinet reshuffle last week, one that many in the private security industry will say did not go far enough in addressing the issues that arose during the looting and disruption that occurred so recently and cost the country so much.