No stats on SAPS protection
Safety and Security Minister Charles Nqakula says owing to security reasons information on the number and cost of private security firms protecting South African Police Service facilities cannot be provided. Nqakula was replying in parliament yesterday to the Democratic Alliance’s Roy Jankielsohn, who had asked what the value of each contract was. I-Net Bridge quotes Nqakula as saying only the national contracts were put on tender, due to the fact that total expenditure exceeded 200-thousand rand. He said requirements for security services with a total expenditure below 200-thousand rand were finalised on a quotation basis by different decentralised procurement offices.