Minister of State Security (South Africa)

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South Africa
Minister of State Security
Flag of South Africa.svg
Incumbent
David Mahlobo

since 25 May 2014
Department of State Security
Style The Honourable
Appointer Jacob Zuma
Inaugural holder Joe Nhlanhla
Formation 18 June 1999
Deputy Ellen Molekane
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 2014 the Minister of State Security is David Mahlobo.

Formation[edit]

In 1994, the intelligence service affairs were subordinated to the Minister of Justice. In 1995, Joe Nhlanhla became Deputy Minister of Justice with responsibility for intelligence affairs.

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.[1]

Agencies[edit]

The following Agencies and their entities fall under the oversight of the Minister of State Security:

State Security Agency

National Intelligence Co-Ordinating Committee

List of Past Ministers[edit]

Minister of Intelligence Services, 1999-2009[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party President
Joe Nhlanhla 18 June 1999 2000 ANC Thabo Mbeki
(I) (II)
Lindiwe Sisulu Lindiwe Sisulu, ABr 1200EF12909099127, detail.jpg 2000 28 April 2004 ANC
Ronnie Kasrils Ronnie Kasrils - Russell Tribunal.jpg 29 April 2004 2008 SACP
Siyabonga Cwele Siyabonga Cwele.jpg 2008 22 April 2009 ANC
Kgalema Motlanthe
(takes office after Mbeki resigns)

Minister of State Security, 2009-present[edit]

Name Portrait Term Party President
Siyabonga Cwele Siyabonga Cwele.jpg 22 April 2009 24 May 2014 ANC Jacob Zuma
(I) (II)
David Mahlobo 25 May 2014 Incumbent ANC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Executive decision: Zuma's new cabinet". Mail&Guardian. Retrieved 26 May 2014. 

External links[edit]