Membership

In order to qualify for membership, at the time of application, companies have to have or intend to run security-related operations on African soil.

Companies offering the following range of services qualify for PASA membership:

  • - Security – armed and unarmed protection, perimeter security, guarding, convoy security
  • - Medical services in support of security services
  • - Logistical services
  • - Training companies (security-related training)
  • - Weapons and/or ammunitions and related equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and importers
  • - Support services (e.g. specialist recruitment and insurance)

Pan African Security Association (PASA ) Membership Criteria and Due Diligence

The final version of this document will specify the criteria a company has to fulfil in order to qualify for PASA membership (parts I and II). It will further state the procedure whereby a company becomes a member of PASA (part III). The shape of the final version will not least depend on the amount of available funding, e.g. to pay fees for an external auditor.

I. Formal Criteria

  • In order to qualify for membership, at the time of application, companies have to have or intend to run security-related operations on African soil.
  • Companies offering the following range of services qualify for PASA membership:
    • - Security – armed and unarmed protection, perimeter security, guarding, convoy security
    • - Medical services in support of security services
    • - Logistical services
    • - Training companies (security-related training)

Weapons and/or ammunitions and related equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and importers Support services (e.g. specialist recruitment and insurance)


II. Due Diligence Criteria

In order to become a member of PASA the information asked for in the membership application form has to be disclosed to PASA prior to admission for membership. As part of the accreditation process, the PASA Board, in consultation with the company, may request an in situ visit by an appointed PASA representative at the company's African head office/operational HQs. Such visit will be at the discretion of the PASA Board will serve to validate the information given in the membership application form. The company may be asked to bear the costs for the visit. There will be a written account of the visit which will be safely retained by PASA.


III. Audit

There will be a transparent procedure whereby any disclosed information will be tested against evidence. This may happen through an external audit. Furthermore, depending on the eventual governance structure of PASA there might have to be a vote by a committee or the entire membership on whether a company is admitted as a new member or not.