Parliament Seeks Comment on Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill

Portfolio Committee on Police

Parliament has called for comment on a bill designed to facilitate the identification and declaration of infrastructure as critical infrastructure.

The Critical Infrastructure Protection Bill was published for comment in 2016 and tabled in parliament in October 2017.

The bill also aims to, inter alia, provide for guidelines and factors to be taken into account to ensure the transparent identification and declaration of critical infrastructure; provide for measures to be put in place for the protection, safeguarding and resilience of critical infrastructure; provide for the setting up of the Critical Infrastructure Council and its functions; provide for the administration of the Act under the control of the National Commissioner as well as the functions of the National Commissioner in relation to the Act; provide for the establishment of committees and their functions; provide for the designation and functions of inspectors; provide for the powers and duties of persons in control of critical infrastructure and provide for the repeal of the National Key Points Act, 1980, and related laws.

The portfolio committee on police invites comment until 17 November 2017.

Sabinet Cape Town Office

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