Minister of State Security (South Africa)
Minister of State Security
|Department of State Security|
|Inaugural holder||Joe Nhlanhla|
|Formation||18 June 1999|
|Website||Department of State Security|
The Minister of State Security (formerly the Minister of Intelligence Services) is a Minister of the South African government, who oversees South Africa's civilian intelligence agencies. As of 2017[update] the Minister of State Security is Bongani Bongo.
When Jacob Zuma was elected president in 2009 he renamed the post to Minister of State Security, but kept Cwele in the job. After the ANC election win in May 2014, Jacob Zuma announced the new Minister of State Security as David Mahlobo.
The following Agencies and their entities fall under the oversight of the Minister of State Security:
List of Past Ministers
Minister of Intelligence Services, 1999-2009
|Joe Nhlanhla||18 June 1999||2000||ANC||Thabo Mbeki
|Lindiwe Sisulu||2000||28 April 2004||ANC|
|Ronnie Kasrils||29 April 2004||2008||SACP|
|Siyabonga Cwele||2008||22 April 2009||ANC|
(takes office after Mbeki resigns)
Minister of State Security, 2009-present
|Siyabonga Cwele||22 April 2009||24 May 2014||ANC||Jacob Zuma
|David Mahlobo||25 May 2014||Incumbent||ANC|
- "Executive decision: Zuma's new cabinet". Mail&Guardian. Retrieved 26 May 2014.
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