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Comment Sought on Critical Infrastructure Protection Regulations

April 26, 2022

Civilian Secretariat for the Police Service

Draft Interim Critical Infrastructure Protection Regulations have been drawn up.

The civilian secretariat for the police service published the Draft Regulations in Government Gazette 46255 for comment in terms of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act.

The Draft Regulations focus on functioning of Critical Infrastructure Council; ordinary meetings of Critical Infrastructure Council in terms of section 8(1) of the act; special meeting of the Critical Infrastructure Council in terms of section 8(3) or 8(4) of the act; resolutions of the Critical Infrastructure Council in respect of application for declaration of infrastructure as critical infrastructure; resolutions of the Critical Infrastructure Council in respect of proposed guidelines referred to in section 7(1)(b) of the act; assignment of functions by the minister referred to in section 7(1)(c) of the act; establishment of Critical Infrastructure Protection Regulator; functions of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Regulator and manner of service of notice.

The National Commissioner will be tasked with setting up a Critical Infrastructure Protection Regulator within the structures of the South African Police Service to “ensure the maintenance of the administrative systems and procedures necessary for the implementation and enforcement of the Act as contemplated in section 9 of the Act”.

Comment is invited within 14 days of the date of publication.