Nominations of 10 members for Critical Infrastructure Council [CIC]

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Submissions are now closed (since 22 February 2021)


The Portfolio Committee on Police invites applications from members of the private sector and civil society to serve as members of the Critical Infrastructure Council. In terms of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act (8 of 2019), the Portfolio Committee will nominate ten persons to serve on the Council and the Minister of Police will appoint five.

Applicants must preferably be appropriately qualified and possess skills, expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas:
• knowledgeable and experience in fields that include critical infrastructure protection
• engineering
• risk management
• disaster management
• basic public services
• Security policy
• Cybersecurity.

Persons are disqualified from applying if he or she:
• is not a South African citizen
• fails to obtain a valid top secret security clearance certificate issued to him or her by the State Security Agency once nominated
• is an un-rehabilitated insolvent; 4) has, in the preceding 20 years, been sentenced in the Republic or elsewhere, to imprisonment without the option of a fine
• has a direct or indirect financial or personal interest in any critical infrastructure
• has been removed from an office of trust; or
• is by virtue of any other law, disqualified from being appointed.

All applicants will be subjected to a vetting process by the State Security Agency. The appointment is for a period of five years. Please forward your letter of application and CV together with certified copies of certificates and identity document.

Nominations can be emailed to Ms Babalwa Mbengo at by no later than Monday, 22 February 2021 at 17:00

can be directed to Ms Babalwa Mbengo on cell 083 709 8489.

Closing date for applications: 22 February 2021 at 17:00

Parliament reserves the right not to make an appointment.

Issued by Ms T Joemat-Pettersson, MP – Chairperson: PC on Police.