Intelligence Services Control Amendment Act

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Intelligence Services Control Amendment Act [No. 66 of 2002]


Government Gazette
REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

Vol. 452 Cape Town 6 February 2003 No. 24355
THE PRESIDENCY No. 188 6 February 2003 It is hereby notified that the President has
assented to the following Act, which is hereby published for general information:–
No. 66 of 2002: Intelligence Services Control Amendment Act, 2002.


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GENERAL EXPLANATORY NOTE:
[ ] Words in bold type in square brackets indicate omissions from existing enactments.
Words underlined with a solid line indicate insertions in existing enactments.
(English text sipled b!. the Presidmt.) (Assented to 30 Jamla?? 2003.)
ACT To amend the Intelligence Services Control Act, 1994, so as to define an expression and to amend certain definitions; to reregulate the oversight functions f the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence; to provide that only one Inspector- General of Intelligence may be appointed and to reregulate the functions of the Inspector- General: to provide for the appointment of personnel to the office of the Inspector-General; to extend the power of the Minister to make regulations; and to change the name of the Act; and to proyide for matters connected therewith.
B E IT ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as fo1lon~s:- Amendment of section 1 of Act 40 of 1994, as amended by section 1 ofAct 31 of 1995 and section 1 of Act 42 of 1999
1. Section 1 of the Intelligence Services Control Act. 1994 (hereinafter referred to as
( N J b!, the insertion before the definition of “accounting officer” of the following the principal .4ct). is hereby amended-
definition: ‘* ’Academy’ means the South African National Academy of Intelligence established in terms of the Intelligence Services Act. 2002:”;
( h i b\, the substitution for the definition of “Aoencv” of the following definition: - 2
“ ‘Agency’ means the National Intelligence Agency [established by] referred to in section 3 of the Intelligence Services Act, I994 (Act No. 38 of 1994);” :
( C J b!. the insertion after the definition of “Auditor-General’’ of the following
‘ * ’CEO‘ means the Chief Executive Officer of the Academy or Comsec, as the case may be;”;
~ c l i by the insertion after the definition of “Committee” of the following
’* ‘Comsec’ means the Electronic Communications Security (Pty) Ltd established in terms of the Electronic Communications Security (Pty) Ltd Act, 2002;”;
( e ) by the substitution for the definition of “Head of a Service” of the following
definition:
definition:
definition: “ ‘Head of a Service’ means the Director-General of the Agency or of the South African Secret Service, the [Chief] head of the Intelligence Division of the National Defence Force or the [Commissioner] head of the Intelligence Division of the South African Police Service, but for the
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, purposes of financial and administrative.-accounting. the head of the Intelligence Division of the South African National Defence Force means the Secretary for Defence and of the South African Police Service means the National Commissioner;”;
( f ) by the substitution for the definition of “Inspector-General” of the following
* ’ ‘Inspector-General‘ means [a] person appointed under section 7;”; (g ) by the substitution for the definition of “Minister” of the following definition:
‘* ‘Minister’ means the [Minister to whom the portfolio of the Agency, the South African Secret Service, the National Defence Force or the South African Police Service has been allocated in terms
definition:
of section 88 of the Constitution] President or the member of the Cabinet designated by the President in terms of section 209(2) of the Constitution to assume political responsibility for the control and
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direction of the intelligence services established in terms of section 209( 1 ) of the Constitution;”:
by the insertion after the definition of “Inspector-General’’ of the following definition:
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‘’ ’intelligence services’ means the National Intelligence Agency and the South African Secret Services as referred to in section 1 of the Intelligence Services Act. 2002;”;
the insertion after definition of “National Defence Force” of the following - definition:
‘’ ‘prescribed’ means prescribed by regulation;”; (jJ by the substitution for the definition of “Services” of the following definition:
.’ ‘Services’ means the Agency, the South African Secret Service, the Intelligence Division of the National Defence Force and the [National Investigation Service] Intelligence Division of the South African Police Service;”; and
(X) by the substitution for the definition of “South African Secret Service” of the following definition:
‘’ ‘South African Secret Service‘ means the South African Secret Service [established by] referred to in section 3 of Intelligence Services Act.1994 (Act No. 38 of 1994):”.
Amendment of section 2 of Act 40 of 1994, as substituted by section 2 of Act 31 of 1995 and amended by section 2 of Act 42 of 1999
2. Section 2 of the principal Act is hereby amended- ia i by the substitution for subsection (1 ) of the following subsection:
“(1) There is hereby established a Parliamentary Committee to be known as the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence, which shall, subject to the Constitution, perform the oversight functions set out in this Act in relation to the intelligence and counter-intelligence functionsL which include the administration. financial management and expenditure of the Services, and report thereon to Parliament.”;
(h ) by the substitution in subsection ( 2 ) for paragraph (b) of the following
‘.(b) No member of Parliament shall be appointed as a member of the Committee before the Agency has issued a security clearance [has been issued] in the prescribed manner in respect of that member [by the National Intelligence Agency in a manner determined by the Minister as defined in section 1 of the National Strategic Intelligence Act, 1994 (Act No. 39 of 1994), by regulation].”;
(c) by the substitution for subsection (4) of the following subsection:
paragraph:
“(4) The Speaker and the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces acting with the concurrence of the President, who shall act after consultation with the leaders of the political parties represented on the Committee, shall appoint a member of Parliament, excluding a member appointed to the Committee in terms of subsection (3), as the
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chairperson of the Committee and subsection (2)(b) shall apply with the necessary changes to such member.”; and
(d ) by the substitution in subsection (6) for paragraph (b) of the following paragraph:
“ f b ) The Committee [shall be competent o] may initiate and 5 recommend to the Joint Rules Committee of Parliament any such rules and orders in so far as they relate to the [functioning] functions and activities of the Committee.”
Amendment of section 3 of Act 40 of 1994, as amended by section 3 of Act 31 of 1995 and section 3 of Act 42 of 1999 10
3. Section 3 of the principal Act is hereby amended- ( ( 1 ) by the substitution in paragraph (a) for subparagraph (i) of the following
‘*(i) the Auditor-General an audit report compiled in accordance with subparagraph:
section 4(6) of the Auditor-General Act. 1995 (Act No. 12 of 1995)> 15 and after obtaining the report. to consider- (aa) the financial statements of the Services, Academy and Comsec: (hb) any audit reports issued on those statements; and (cc) any reports issued by the Auditor-General on the affairs of the 20
Services. Academy and Comsec. and report thereon to Parliament;”;
( b ) by the substitution in paragraph (a) for subparagraph (iv) of the following subparagraph:
*‘(iv) [each] the Minister responsible for each Service, the Academy or 25 Comsec, a report regarding the budget for [the] each Service [for which he or she is responsible], the Academy or Comsec;”;
( c j by the substitution in paragraph cf) for the words preceding the proviso of the following words:
“to order investigation by and to receive a report from the Head of a 30 Service or [an] the Inspector-General regarding any complaint received by the Committee from any member of the public regarding anything which such member believes that a Service has caused to his or her person or property”:
‘*(lz) to consider and make recommendations regarding any matter falling within the purview of this Act and referred to it by the President, [the] g Minister responsible for a Service or Parlia- ment:“:
( d l by the substitution for paragraph (hi of the following paragraph: 35
e ) by the substitution for paragraph ( j ) of the following paragraph: 40 “ ( j ) to deliberate upon, hold hearings, subpoena witnesses and make
recommendations on any aspect relating to intelligence and the national security. including administration and financial expendi- ture:”: and
I f ) by the substitution for paragraph ( I ) of the following paragraph: 45 ‘ . ( l ) to consider and report on the appropriation of revenue or moneys for
the functions of the [Agency and the South African Secret Service] Services, Academy and Comsec.”.
Amendment of section 4 of Act 40 of 1994
4. Section 4 of the principal Act is hereby amended- 50 (a ) by the substitution in subsection ( 2 ) for words following upon paragraph
“such dispute shall be referred for determination to a committee composed of the Inspector-General, [responsible for a Service con- cerned] the Head of [that] & Service in question, the chairperson of the 55 Committee and the Minister responsible for that Service, which decision of the Committee shall be final.”;
(b)(ii) of the following words:
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(b) by the substitution in subsection (3) for the words preceding the proviso of the
“The Committee may, for the purposes of the performance of its functions, require [a] % Minister responsible for a Service, the Head of a Service, the CEO or the Inspector-General, [of a Service] to appear 5 before it to give evidence, to produce any document or thing and answer
(c) by the substitution in subsection (3) for paragraph (c) of the following
following words:
* questions put to him or her”; and
paragraph: “(e) have the right to be assisted by members of that Service, the 10
Academy or Comsec. as the case mav be.”.
Amendment of section 5 ofAct 40 of 1994, as amended by section 4 ofAct 42 of 1999
5. Section 5 of the principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution in subsection ( 2 ) for paragraph (c) of the following paragraph:
“fe) with the written permission of the chairperson, which permission may be 15 given only with the concurrence of the Head of a Service and the Inspector-General [concerned]: or”.
Amendment of section 6 of Act 40 of 1994, as substituted by section 4 of Act 31 of 1995
6. Section 6 of the principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for subsections 20
“(1) The Committee shall, within five months after its first appointment, and thereafter within two months after 31 March in each year, table in Parliament a report on the activities of the Committee during the preceding year, together with the findings made by it and the recommendations it deems appropriate, and provide 25 a copy thereof to the President and [each] the Minister [concerned] responsible for each Service.
(2) The Committee may at the request of Parliament, the President or the Minister [concerned] responsible for each Service or at any other time which the Committee deems necessary, furnish Parliament, the President or such Minister 30 with a special report concerning any matter relating to the performance of its functions. and shall table a copy of such report in Parliament or furnish the President and the Minister concerned with copies, as the case may be.”.
( I ) and (2) of the following subsections, respectively:
Substitution of section 7 of Act 40 of 1994, as amended by section 5 of Act 31 of 1995 and by section 5 of Act 42 of 1999 35
7. The following section is hereby substituted for section 7 of the principal Act:
“Inspector-General
7. 1 ) The President shall appoint [one or more Inspectors-General] an Inspector-General of Intelligence- (a) nominated by the Committee; and 40 f b ) approved by the National Assembly by a resolution supported by at
Provided that[-
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least two thirds of its members:
(i) one Inspector-General may be appointed with regard to some of or all the Services as long as the activities of all the Services 45 are monitored by an Inspector-General; and
(b), the Committee shall nominate another person. (ii)] if [any] the nomination is not approved as required in paragraph
( 2 ) [An] The Inspector-General shall be a South African citizen who is a fit and proper person to hold such office and who has knowledge of 50 intelligence.
(3) The remuneration and other conditions of employment of [anj Inspector-General shall be determined by the President with the concur-
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rence of the Committee and such remune;atjon shall not be reduced, nor shall such conditions be adversely altered during his or her term of office[: Provided that such remuneration shall be the same as that of the Public Protector appointed in terms of section 1A of the Public Protector Act, 1994 (Act No. 23 of 1994)l. 5
( 3 ) [An] The Inspector-General may be removed from office by the . President. but only on the grounds of [misbehaviour] misconduct, incapacity. withdrawal of his or her security clearance, poor performance or incompetence [determined by the Committee] as prescribed.
by the Committee in terms of subsection (4) he or she may be suspended by the President pending a decision in such investigation.
(6) [An] The Inspector-General shall be [responsible] accountable to the [President] Committee for the overall functioning of his or her office, and shall report on his or her activities and the performance of his or her 15 functions to the committee at least once a year.
(7) The functions of [an] the Inspector-General are, in relation to the Sen>ice [in respect of whichhe or she is appointed]- ( a ) to monitor compliance by [the] 9 Service with the Constitution,
( 5 ) [An] Ifthe Inspector-General [who] is the subject of an investigation 10
applicable laws and relevant policies on intelligence and counter- 20 intelligence:
fh) to review the intelligence and counter-intelligence activities of [the] any Service:
f c ) roperform all functions designated to him or her by the President or [the] 9 Minister [concerned] responsible for a Service; 25
fcA J to receive and investigate complaints from members of the public and members of the Services on alleged maladministration, abuse of power. transgressions of the Constitution, laws and policies referred to in paragraph (a), corruption and [the] improper enrichment of any person through an act or omission of any member: 30
( d ) to submit certificates to [the] every Minister [concerned] responsible for a Service pursuant to subsection (1 l)(cj; [and]
( c ) to submit reports to the Committee pursuant to section 3 (1) cf); gr& Ifi to submit reports to every Minister responsible for a Service pursuant
to the performance of functions contemplated in paragraphs (a), (b), 35 (c) and (cA): Provided that where the Inspector-General performs functions designated to him or her by the President, he or she shall report to the President.
(7A) The reports of the Inspector-General contemplated in subsection (7)lf) in respect of monitoring and reviewing shall contain the findings and 40 recommendations of the Inspector-General.
(8) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this or any other IaM. or the common law. [an] Inspector-General- ( a ) shall have access to any intelligence. information or premises under
the control of [the] an\; Service [in respect of which he or she has been appointed,] if such access is required by the Inspector-General for the performance of his or her functions. and he or she shall be entitled to demand from the Head of the Service in question and its employees such intelligence, information. reports and explanations as the Inspector-General may deem necessary for the performance of his or her functions;
(aA) shall inform the Head of a Service prior to his or her access to the premises of such Service in writing of his or her intention to have access to such premises: Provided that the notice shall specify the date and the nature of access to the premises:
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(b) may, if the intelligence or information'received by him or her in terms of paragraph ( a ) is subject to any restriction in terms of any law, disclose it onlv- (i) after consultation with the President and the Minister responsible
for the Service in question; and (ii) subject to appropriate restrictions placed on such intelligence or
(iii) to the extent that such disclosure is not detrimental to the national
(c) shall have access to any other intelligence, information or premises which is not under the control of any Service if such access is necessary for the performance of his or her functions in terms of subsection (7) and he or she shall be entitled to demand from any such person such intelligence. information. reports and explanations as he or she may deem necessary for the performance of his or her functions: Provided that the Inspector-General shall not have access if such intelligence or information is not necessary for the Derformance of his
c information by the Inspector-General, if necessary; and
Interest;
or herfunctions: Provided further that the inspecto;-General shall first obtain a warrant issued in terms of the Criminal Procedure Act, 1977 (Act No. 5 1 of 1977). if such information, intelligence or premises are 20 not under the control of the Services in question;
(dl may, if the intelligence or information received by him or her in terms of paragraph (c) is subject to any privilege or restriction in terms of any law, disclose it only- (i) after he or she has given written notice of his or her intention to 25
do so to the lawful possessor of such intelligence or information; and
(ii) after consultation with the President and the Minister responsible for the Service in question; and
(iii) subject to appropriate restrictions placed on such intelligence or 30 information by the Inspector-General, if necessary; and
(iv) to the extent that such disclosure is not detrimental to the national interest.
(9) No access to intelligence, information or premises contemplated in subsection (8)(a) may be withheld from [an] the Inspector-General on any 35 ground.
( a ) shall comply with all security requirements applicable to the employees of the [Service in respect of which he or she has been appointed] intelligence serv ces; and 40
( h ) shall serve impartially and independently and perform his or her functions in good faith and without fear, favour. bias or prejudice.
( 11 ) ( a ) Each Head of a Service shall, in respect of every period of 12 months or such lesser period as is specified by the Minister lconcernedl
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responsible for that Service. submit io that Minister, [at such times as the 45 Minister may specify,] a report on the activities of that Service during that period. and shall cause a copy of such report to be submitted to the Inspector-General [appointed for that Service].
(h ) (i) Each Head of a Service shall report to the Inspector-General [appointed for that Service] regarding any unlawful intelligence activity 50 or significant intelligence failure of that Service and any corrective action that has been taken or is intended to be taken in connection with such activity or failure.
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period after such unlawful intelligence act1v:ty ? . or significant intelligence failure came to his or her attention.
(c) As soon as practicable after receiving a copy of a report referred to in paragraph (a) , [an] the Inspector-General shall submit to the Minister [concerned] responsible for the Service in question, a certificate stating the 5 extent to which [such] the Inspector-General is satisfied with the report and
* whether anything done by that Service in the course of its activities during the period to which the report relates, in the opinion of [such] the Inspector- General- (i) is unlawful or contravenes any directions issued by [that] & Minister 10
(ii) involves an unreasonable or unnecessary exercise by that Service of
( d ) As soon as practicable after receiving a report referred to in paragraph
responsible for that Service; or
any of its powers.
(a ) and a certificate of the Inspector-General referred to in paragraph (c) , 15 the Minister [concerned] responsible for the Service in question shall, subject to section (4)(2), cause the report and certificate to be transmitted to
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the Committee. (1 2 ) The Minister [responsible for a Service] may, after consultation
with the Inspector-General [concerned], appoint such number of persons to 20 the office of the Inspector-General as may be necessary for the performance of the functions of that office, [of the Inspector-General] on such condi- tions of employment as are applicable to members of [that Service] the intelligence services.
appropriated by Parliament as part of the budget vote of the intelligence services, and shall be expended in accordance with the rules and procedures as set out in the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999).
(14) The Inspector-General may, in writing, delegate any function contemplated in subsection (7) to any employee in his or her office, and any 30 function performed in terms of such a delegation shall be deemed to have 1 been performed by the Inspector-General.”.
(13) The budget ’ of the office of the Inspector-General shall be 25
Amendment of section 8 of Act 40 of 1994, as substituted by section 6 of Act 31 of 1995 and amended by section 7 of Act 42 of 1999
8. Section 8 of the principal Act is hereby amended by the substitution for subsections 35 ( 1 ) and (2) of the following subsections, respectively:
“( 1 ) [A] The Minister, acting with the concurrence of [the President, and] the Committee, may make regulations [as to any matters which are necessary or expedient for the achievement of the purposes of this Act, including but not limited to] regarding- 40 l a ) any matter that is required or permitted to be prescribed in terms of this
Act: (b) %[exercise of their the powers and the] performance of [their] !I&
or her functions by [Inspectors-General] the Inspector-General; ( c ) the reports to be submitted by [an] the Inspector-General and the 45
Heads of the Services[, as well as reports to be received by the Committee];
(d) the suspension or removal from office of [Inspectors-General] the Inspector-General and the termination of employment of the Inspec- tor-General; 50
Inspector-General, members and staff of the Committee, the leaders of political parties represented or willing to serve on the Committee, and staff appointed in terms of section 7( 12);
cf) [anything which shall or may be prescribed by regulation under 55 this Act] security clearance for the Inspector-General and members of
( e ) an oath or affirmation of secrecy to be subscribed by
the Committee; (g) the procedure for appointment of staff to the office of the Inspector-
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(h ) the conditions of employment applicabje to the personnel appointed to
(i) the procedure for the lodging and investigation of complaints. (2) A regulation made under this section need not be published in the
Gazette, but shall be notified to any person affected thereby in such manner 5 as the Minister [concerned] acting with the concurrence of the Committee
the office of the Inspector-General; and ”
. may determine.”. Substitution of section 9 of Act 40 of 1994, as substituted by section 7 of Act 31 of 1995
9. The following section is hereby substituted for section 9 of the principal Act: I O
“Short title
9. This Act shall be called the Intelligence Services [Control] Oversight Act. 1993.”.
Short title and commencement
10. This Act shall be called the Intelligence Services Control Amendment Act, 2002, 15 and shall come into operation on a date fixed by the President by proclamation in the Gazette.