Stallion Security is a South African firm that provides services such as guarding, event management, alarm systems, investigations and armed response. 
In 2001, Stallion provided security to a soccer match in Johannesburg between the Kaiser Chiefs and the Orlando Pirates. Due to incompetence and corruption, too many tickets were sold to fans, and a crush of people pressed their way into the stadium. Stallion’s beleaguered guards fired teargas into the crowd. The stampede left 43 people dead.
Stallion Security was contracted provide security at four of the 2010 World Cup stadiums in South Africa. The company's security guards were promised a pay rate of more than 290 Rand (R290) a shift when they were hired, but after they started working, the rate dropped to R120, and Stallion failed to pay some guards at all. The discrepancies in pay and lack of pay led the security guards to strike. On Sunday, June 13th, police fired tear gas at striking security guards in Durban after they walked out of the Moses Mabhida Stadium during Germany's match against Australia demanding higher pay and accusing Stallion of going back on promises to pay them on time.
The pay disputes spread to other World Cup venues secured by Stallion. Guards subsequently walked out in Cape Town and other venues in Johannesburg, Ellis Park and Soccer City. On Monday, June 14, police clashed with demonstrators in Cape Town and fired rubber bullets and tear gas at fleeing protesters.
The South African Police force subsequently took over security duties at all four World Cup venues.
35 Siemert Street
Postal Address: P.O. BOX 16638 Doornfontein, Johannesburg 2028
Telephone: (011) 533-8888
24 HR Emergency: (086) 172 8765
Fax: (086) 172 8765
- Stallion Security Stallion Group Overview, Corporate Web page, accessed June 29, 2010
- Ross Wolfarth Workers Left Behind at the World Cup, PRWatch.org, June 29, 2010
- Alex Fenton-Thomas South Africa: Security Guards Still Unpaid as LOC is Blamed, AllAfrica.com, June 23, 2010