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gavel thumb100 Cape Times reports that in an attempt to save the jobs of 337 employees, five security companies were due to turn to the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday to interdict the provincial government from enlisting the services of a group of security companies in at least 36 health facilities in the province.

Sechaba Protection Services, Silver Solutions, Star Project Management, All 4 Security Services and Helios Security and Risk Management were expected to go head-to-head against the Western Cape Government, and, amongst others, Phangela Private Security Services, Golden Security Services and mazim-Zim Security and Private Investigators. In his founding affidavit, managing director of Sechaba Protection Services, Adiel de Bruyns, requested that the Western Cape Government be interdicted from giving effect to a tender awarded to the three security companies, pending the outcome of a review application relating to the tender having been awarded to only those three companies out of 106 bids received. The new service providers are expected to take over the sites on 1 April, which gave rise to the urgent application. According to De Bruyns, they were “irregularly excluded from consideration for all regions in the department”, after they submitted their bids. He also argued that 337 employees were at risk of unemployment and the applicants’ respective financial well-being was also being placed in peril.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Chevon Booysen at Cape Times

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