South Africa aims to welcome soccer fans with improved airport security

06/7/2010 | Google

South Africa's OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg has seen reported baggage thefts drop from about 40 per day to "almost nothing" because of an aggressive security program ahead of soccer's World Cup. With 300,000 fans due to arrive this week, Airports Company South Africa invested millions of dollars in electronic bag scanners that reduce the need for human contact with luggage. "This new technology has remarkably reduced cases of pilferage," the airport's assistant general manager says.

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