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Vol 43 No 3

Published 8th February 2002

South Africa

Airport turf wars

Mashudu Ramano, chief executive of the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA), claims he is under heavy pressure after terminating the contract of a well-connected private security firm. ACSA criticised Khuselani Security & Risk Management's performance after several armed robberies and other security breaches at Johannesburg International Airport. ACSA ended the the firm's contract last November. The most notable breach was failure to detect a fake bomb six days after the 11 September attacks in the United States. Khuselani has appealed against ACSA's decision and the case is to go to arbitration.

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