Question NW146 to the Minister of State Security

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22 July 2019 - NW146

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Cebekhulu, Inkosi RN to ask the Minister of State Security

Whether, with the regard to the current and future plans to roll out a 5G mobile network, she has found that her department's involvement in the roll-out in alliance with the department’s strategic and investment partners, will not add any potential state security threats due to informatuion being shared with the partners; if not, why not; if so, what are the (a) relevant details and (b) steps taken by her department to ensure that the security of the State is not threatened?


The current and future plans to roll out 5G mobile network in South Africa by strategic investment partners will not have any potential state security threats due to information being shared by partners as the existing adequate Regulations, Governance and Compliance are in place and adhered too.


The SG mobile nstwork is going to provide enhanced services/advantages (speed-faster, more coverage and more capacity). The current security applied on the existing mobile technologies (3G, 4G, Edge, etc) will not be impacted and will remain the same and be covered by the current security precautions and methods applied by SSA security advisory services and related stake holders.


SSA will (be required to) further verify and continuously monitor all hardware and software providing 5G services to detect potential threats and vulnerabilities as manda

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