DIRECTOR-GENERAL: Mr MJM Louw
Cnr Festival and Arcadia Streets
Private Bag X3,Hatfield,0028
Tel: +27 (012) 342-1122
Fax: + 27 (012) 342-6783
Three intelligence Acts passed by Parliament marked the formation of a new national Intelligence Service for South Africa. The South African Secret Service (SASS) is responsible for foreign intelligence. The mission of the Service is to to gather, correlate, evaluate and analyse foreign intelligence, excluding foreign military intelligence, in order to identify any threat or potential threat to the security of the Republic and to supply intelligence relating to national strategic intelligence to NICOC.
The Service is responsible for counter-intelligence measures within the Service. The Service gather intelligence at the request of departments of State, and, evaluates and transmits such intelligence and other intelligence at the disposal of the Service and which constitutes departmental intelligence, to the department concerned.