"In a recent paper,it says : "Sections of the citizenry are undoubtedly unwilling to wait for the uncertain benefits of police transition, and have made their own arrangements to protect themselves and their possessions. The result is a substantial growth in private security establishments, demands for the establishment of local authority policing agencies and possible forms of self-policing, all of which could have an important impact on how South Africa is policed in future." It is with these 'demands for the establishment of local authority policing', particularly in Gauteng, that this paper is concerned."