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The National Intelligence Co-ordinating Committee (NICOC) is the organisation responsible for co-ordinating the actions and activities of all of "South African "intelligence agencies, and collating the intelligence information received from them. It reports to Cabinet level via the "Minister of State Security, and is similar to the "British "Joint Intelligence Committee.


Role of the Committee[edit]

The functions of the National Intelligence Co-ordinating Committee, as outlined in the document in 2008 by the Ministerial Review Commission on Intelligence, are to:[1]

Committee Structure[2][edit]

The South African General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill, 2011, sets out the structure of NICOC as:

Current status[edit]

On 3 September 2014, State Security Minister David Mahlobo announced that the Head of the National Intelligence Co-ordinating Committee Dennis Dlomo, appointed to the role in 2013, has been “redeployed” to the "Department of International Relations and Cooperation.[3]

Co-ordinators for Intelligence[edit]

The following people have held the position of Co-ordinator since the restructure of the South African intelligence services in 1994:


  1. ^ "Intelligence in a Constitutional Democracy" (PDF). Ministerial Review Commission on Intelligence. Mail & Guardian. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  2. ^ http://d2zmx6mlqh7g3a.cloudfront.net/cdn/farfuture/7TrxbDKmYUARbzqmK9nreAdUsQ_yCICvusd-gXkkXkw/mtime:1381381054/files/130416bversion_of_bill.pdf
  3. ^ a b "SSA defends Zuma's axing of spooks". Mail&Guardian. 2014-09-06. Retrieved 2015-02-08. 
  4. ^ a b c d Sanders, James (2006). Apartheid's Friends. The Rise and Fall of South Africa's Secret Services. Great Britain: John Murray(Publishers). "ISBN "978-0719566752. 
  5. ^ a b "Mbeki appoints new intelligence coordinator". Mail&Guardian. 2007-10-02. Retrieved 2015-02-08. 
  6. ^ "Cwele announces new appointments in intelligence". Mail&Guardian. 2013-08-02. Retrieved 2015-02-08. 
  7. ^ "'Repatriation not solution to xeno violence'". The Citizen (published 10 Sep 2015). ANA. 28 Nov 2016. 

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