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Critical Infrastructure Protection Act, 2019 (Act No. 8 of 2019)


Interim Critical Infrastructure Protection Regulations, 2022

11. Establishment of Critical Infrastructure Protection Regulator


(1) The National Commissioner must establish a Critical Infrastructure Protection Regulator as a Component within the structures of the South African Police Service to ensure the maintenance of the administrative systems and procedures necessary for the implementation and enforcement of the Act as contemplated in section 9(1)(a) of the Act.


(2) The National Commissioner must appoint a suitably qualified and experienced police official of a rank not less than that of level 14 as the Head of the Regulator.


(3) Where the National Commissioner delegates any function to a police official in the Regulator in terms of section 14(5) of the Act, such police official must perform his or her functions strictly in accordance with any—
(a) limitations and conditions contained in the delegation; and
(b) National Instruction that the National Commissioner may issue from time to time.