Security services

In October 2010, the Justice, Crime Prevention and Security Cluster (JCPS) ministers signed a delivery agreement with President Jacob Zuma. It signifiedthe cluster's undertaking to embark on a prioritised Programme of Action towards making South Africa safe for all and attractive to visitors and investors.

The JCPS Cluster aims to have a stable, safe and thriving democratic dispensation. It is charged with ensuring that the relevant defence, police and correctional mechanisms are in place and work efficiently and efectively.

It employs a focused approach, which chan-nels available resources towards ensuring that all people in South Africa are and feel safe (Out-come 3).

Relevant sections in the Constitution include:

  • Governing principles
  • Establishment, structuring and conduct of security services
  • Defence Force
    • Objective
    • Political responsibility
    • Command of defence force
    • State of national defence
    • Defence civilian secretariat
  • Police
    • Objectives
    • Political responsibility
    • Control of police service
    • Police civilian secretariat
  • Intelligence
    • Establishment and control of intelligence services
    • Powers, functions and monitoring

Source: South Africa Yearbook 2011/12
Editor: D Burger. Government Communication and Information System