Jan 2017

Know your Minister

David Mahlobo is the Minister of State Security of the Republic of South Africa, a position he has held since May 2014.

About the Minister

Minister David Mahlobo.David Mahlobo studied at the University of Zululand where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree and later an Honors Degree in Biochemistry.

He previously worked at the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry as a Water Scientist and later as Head of the Transformation Unit.

He also served as the Head of the Department for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in Mpumalanga until his appointment as Member of Parliament in May 2014.

In 2015 he was elected to the National Working Committee of the ANC and also serves on the Organisation Building and Campaigns and the National Task Team of the ANCYL.

About the Department

The State Security Agency’s mandate is to provide the government with intelligence on domestic and foreign threats or potential threats to national stability, the constitutional order, including the safety and wellbeing of our people.

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