n Acta Criminologica: Southern African Journal of Criminology - The provision of airport security at international ports of entry : a case study of Johannesburg International Airport

Volume 17, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1012-8093



This article examines the regulatory framework which exists for the provision of airport security at international ports of entry as provided for by the International Civilian Aviation Organisation (ICAO), and the supplementary security requirements developed by the International Aviation Transport Association (IATA) and the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) of the USA. It further examines the impact of the additional air security measures called for in the aftermath of the events of 11 September 2001 in America. These security regulations are examined by means of a case study of the implementation and operationalisation of existing security measures at Johannesburg International Airport with reference to security at perimeter fences, embarkation points, baggage handling and cargo despatch. A number of potential loopholes and shortcomings were identified in the case study and are discussed in some detail, pointing to lessons to be learnt.

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