Home Affairs DG defends plans to join State Security apparatus

Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni says that the Department cannot defend itself against threats such as criminal syndicates and cyber-attacks.

Apleni held a briefing today to discuss proposals for the Department of Home Affairs to be re-positioned into the country’s State Security apparatus.

He claims that progress made in the systems and service offering of Home Affairs has made it more vulnerable to data theft and cyber-attacks.

If we are not properly secured, there is a high risk that the country can be affected in all facets.

Mkuseli Apleni, Home Affairs Director-General

This follows Cabinet’s approval at the beginning of this month, of proposed measures to reposition the Department of Home Affairs so it can contribute to national security, while protecting citizens, systems and data.

Take a listen to Mkuseli Apleni explain the progress of Home Affairs services and future plans:

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