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Tue 7 June 2016

Johannesburg. Airports Company South Africa can confirm that it has not received any further security directives relating to the alleged terrorist threats from the relevant South African government security entities to implement additional security measures at our airports over and above measures already in place. It is, however, important to note that security measures at our airports are constantly monitored and reviewed to ensure that they meet both local and international legislative requirements and standards.  

Locally, Airports Company South Africa and other relevant stakeholders in the aviation industry and State security cluster, continually monitor and review security measures against aviation security developments and events, including terrorist incidents.

Our airports are subjected to external audits other than those conducted by the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) including the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) United States' Transport Security Administration, United Kingdom's Department for Transport, and the Australian Office of Transport Security, with the most recent assessment by the US Transport Security Administration on the security measures implemented having been undertaken last week; and to date none of these entities have identified major deficiencies in South Africa, and specifically Airports Company South Africa's compliance with global security requirements.

In instances where ICAO or the SACAA, or other government agencies have highlighted the need to augment security measures at all airports or a particular airport, directives are issued and have to be complied with strictly by the respective airport and/or airline operators. In the event that such a directive is issued, ACSA would be unable to provide details on specific security measures, due to their sensitive nature.