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Security guards facing axe can reapply for jobs - City of Tshwane

The city has made the decision not to renew the contracts of about 25 security companies which cost R200 million a year.

About 600 security contract workers gathered at the ChurchSquare in Tshwane, protesting against the city's outsourcing on 17 July 2017. Picture: Thomas Holder/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The City of Tshwane says that the over 3,000 security guards in line to lose their jobs at the end of August will be able to reapply for their jobs.

The city has made the decision not to renew the contracts of about 25 security companies which cost R200 million a year.

Instead, members of the Joburg Metro Police will be trained to take up the posts at buildings owned by the city.

Hundreds of guards marched to the city's headquarters on Monday demanding that Mayor Solly Msimanga insource them.

MMC for Community Safety Derrick Kissoonduth says that the city will open the positions once the metro police officers have been placed.

“And as we insource them, we’ll advertise it and everybody has a fair chance. All citizens of Tshwane will have a chance to apply for the job. There are many other security guards who are unemployed in the city also.”

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