Security teams told to be on their toes ahead of Soccer World Cup

28 September 2009

Ken Annandale My left foot: Author and life coach Ken Annandale took delegates at the recent CAMPROSA conference through the steps of ditching negative attitudes and living their dreams.

The Soccer World Cup and the associated risk factors for South African campus protection agencies dominated talk at this year's Campus Protection Society of Southern Africa (CAMPROSA) conference.

It was hosted by the Western Cape's four higher education institutions.

Former Manchester United player and iconic South African goalie Gary Bailey was one member of the star-studded line-up; other speakers included Judge Dennis Davis, Helmoed Heitman (Southern African correspondent for Jane's Defence Weekly), and Marlon Lynch (president of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators).

Bailey's presentation, a game plan for 2010 in South Africa, illustrated just why local campus security teams will have to be on their toes "We don't know what's going to hit us," said risk services manager John Tunstall, chair of the organising committee.

While the cricket and rugby world cups had attracted in the region of 45 000 visitors each, the Soccer World Cup will bring fans by the hundreds of thousands.

Many universities, including UCT, are planning to hire out residence facilities to capitalise on the boom.

Terrorism in Southern Africa was another watch-point discussed, and here it was the resurrection of People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (PAGAD) that elicited concern.

But it wasn't all serious business. Motivational speaker and life coach Ken Annandale, author of Movers, Shakers, Moaners & Groaners, encouraged delegates to find their purpose, use their unique survival kit - and live their dreams.

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