August 17, 2011

Security Threats are an Enormous Challenge in South African Seaports

DUBAI, UAE, August 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

According to a report released by the Institute of Security Studies in
late 2010, South African seaports are key points of entry into the entire
Southern African region for illicit drugs and other illegally imported
goods. At the same time, seaports are the lifeblood of the global economy
without which international trade would ground to a halt. In fact, over 90%
of Africa's food and other integral supplies flow through seaports, the
volume of which is expected to grow for the foreseeable future.

The security of these strategic infrastructure assets is therefore
clearly of the utmost importance. Securing ports from threats such as
terrorism, piracy, and theft at the same time as combating illicit trade,
such as drugs, stolen cars, and even human beings, is an enormous challenge.
Given this wide variety of security threats ports face, making sure Africa's
ports have security systems and procedures of the highest quality is
critical for the continued socioeconomic development of the region.

IQPC's 2nd Annual Seaport Security Africa conference taking place 27 -
28 September at the Southern Sun Cape Sun in Cape Town South Africa is a
regional summit which brings together global experts and regional leaders to
discuss effective strategies for combating the above mentioned seaport
security threats and challenges.

Key speakers at the conference include Transnet Port Authority's
National Head of Security, Jabulani Moleya, who will discuss the overall
strategic security situation of Africa's ports, including the threat posed
by pirates in and around the Horn of Africa. The Director General of Kenya's
Maritime Authority, Nancy Karigithu will outline the security control
systems in place at Port Mombasa and will examine the importance of security
in growing trade volumes. Combating stowaways and stemming illegal
immigration is another key port security issue and Arshaad Fester, the Port
Of Cape Town's Security Manager will review the effectiveness of current
controls measures. Captain G.L. Mokiwa, Assistant Port Manager at Tanzania's
principal port in Dar Es Salaam will discuss the Tanzania Port Master Plan
and how security will be extended and integrated with port development.

For more information on 2nd Annual Seaport Security Africa, visit, email [email protected] or
call +971-4-364-2975.

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        For more information, please contact
        Eileen Grace Espelita
        Marketing Manager
        IQPC Middle East
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