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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)

Chapter 11 - Security Services

Intelligence

209. Establishment and control of intelligence services

 

 

1) Any intelligence service, other than any intelligence division of the defence force or police service, may be established only by the President, as head of the national executive, and only in terms of national legislation.

 

2) The President as head of the national executive must appoint a woman or a man as head of each intelligence service established in terms of subsection (1), and must either assume political responsibility for the control and direction of any of those services, or designate a member of the Cabinet to assume that responsibility.