Financial oversight of the civilian intelligence services in South Africa

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dc.description.abstract The article assesses the state of oversight of the budget and expenditure of the South African civilian intelligence services (now called the State Security Agency). The roles of various structures, including the National Treasury, the Executive, the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (JSCI) and the Auditor-General, during the period 1995 to 2014, are examined. The article argues that whilst the system of financial oversight has strengths, there are systemic weaknesses which have resulted in uneven levels of financial accountability over the years. The article therefore proposes that measures to strengthen the system of oversight are needed to improve financial accountability. These include reforming the relevant legislation and providing more robust powers to the oversight actors. en_ZA
dc.description.department Political Sciences en_ZA
dc.description.librarian pm2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Africa, S. 2019, 'Financial oversight of the civilian intelligence services in South Africa', Strategic Review for Southern Africa, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 1-19. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1013-1108 (print)
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Pretoria, Department of Political Sciences en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019 Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.subject State Security Agency en_ZA
dc.subject National Treasury en_ZA
dc.subject Structures en_ZA
dc.subject Roles en_ZA
dc.subject Financial oversight en_ZA
dc.subject Financial accountability en_ZA
dc.subject Legislature en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.title Financial oversight of the civilian intelligence services in South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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