Parliament seeking new Inspector-General for Intelligence Services


The interested public has until Friday, October 2 to apply for the position of Inspector-General (IG) for Intelligence Services.


Parliament`s Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (JSCI) will interview applicants in its capacity as Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Intelligence Services (OCIS).

Committee chairman Cecil Burgess says the President Jacob Zuma will appoint a candidate who has been nominated by the OSCI and approved by the National Assembly by a resolution supported by at least two thirds of its members.


In terms of the Intelligence Services Oversight Act 40 of 1994, and applicant should be a South African citizen who is fit and proper to hold such office and who has knowledge of intelligence. The candidate must be prepared to undergo security clearance.

The IG monitors the intelligence and counter-intelligence activities of the National Intelligence Agency, the South African Secret Service and the intelligence divisions of South African Police Services and the National Defence Force.

He or she is accountable to the JSCI and responsible to the President and relevant ministers.

“The JSCI calls upon all persons who wish to apply in this regard to forward a detailed CV as well as motivation for appointment to the committee by no later than Friday, October 2. Nominations can be emailed to [email protected]