Following a Cabinet meeting on 1 March 2017 it was announced that the business case was supported and that:

The Department must be positioned within the security system of the State so that it contributes to national security and is able to protect its people, systems and data. This will better enable the department to deliver against its full mandate as a critical enabler of inclusive economic development, national security, effective service delivery and efficient administration.

To implement this decision, the Department of Home Affairs has initiated a Repositioning Programme that will align with its modernisation programme and other transformation initiatives. The first step will be to release a Discussion Paper on Repositioning the Department of Home Affairs in for public comment and discussion. The inputs will inform the drafting of a White Paper that will provide the policy framework for drafting legislation that will define the mandate, role, status and obligations a Home Affairs of the future.
We must have a thoughtful and inclusive national discussion, which respects the views, perspectives and concerns of all stakeholders.

The Department of Home Affairs has issued a Discussion Paper on the Repositioning of the Department of Home Affairs.
The Discussion Paper is made available on the GPW website under eGazettes (no. 442 of gazette number 40847 from page 77),
or click here to download the file: ( DHA REPOSITIONING PROGRAMME )
(Take note this file is 1.6MB and is in PDF format.)
IMPORTANT: The Deadline for public comments is 30 September 2017 and these can be submitted as follows:

Mail - The Director-General: Department of Home Affairs, Private bag X114, Pretoria, 0001

Hand Deliver - 230 Johannes Ramokhoase Street (Hallmark building), Pretoria CBD

For the attention: Dr John Carneson, Chief Director: Policy & Strategic Management

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Please note that the email is limited to 5MB attachments) 

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