Security agency restructuring goes ahead

2011-06-02 19:09
Cape Town - Restructuring of the civilian intelligence services into the State Security Agency (SSA) is progressing well following the appointment of Director General Jeff Maqetuka, State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele said on Thursday.

"There is no going back to the duplication of the past," he told the National Assembly during debate on his budget vote.

The process involves the integration of the different agencies, such as the National Intelligence Agency and the SA Secret Service.

Cwele said the SSA's new structures had been concluded and approved, and the critical posts of chief financial officer, chief information officer, and head of internal audit had been filled.

"In addition, we have tightened up our regulatory mechanism by issuing a single ministerial powers delegation of payments directive and directives on the conditions of service for the agency."

Due to the different IT systems that were in place, the process of integrating the systems was taking longer than expected to ensure information was secured and migrated properly to maintain accuracy and integrity.

Efforts would focus on addressing the imbalance in gender and ageing personnel profile.

To codify the presidential proclamation of 2009 that created the SSA, preliminary consultations on the State Security Bill were being completed.

It would then go to Cabinet for consideration and tabling in Parliament later this year, Cwele said.

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