1 The Vice Minister of the Presidency Responsible for State Security, Mr. Zizi Kodwa, and the Prime Minister of Gauteng, Mr. David Makhura, committed today, Friday, September 23, 2022, to strengthen ties and working relationships between its two entities to deal with threats.
2 and risks that threaten the stability of the Province.
4 The meeting was called as part of an effort to strengthen security in the province and respond proactively.
5 Deputy Minister Kodwa said that the State Security Agency took the recommendations in that report very seriously, among which was the need to improve the coordination of intelligence information between the services and the strengthening of relations between these agencies and provincial and local leaders in government.
6 “We are pleased that stakeholders have responded positively to the call for better coordination and information sharing and as an Agency we are more than determined to ensure that this constant interaction and joint work is maintained to avoid the negative experience of July,” he said.
7 the first Minister.
8 Makhura also commended the initiative and advocated that stakeholders should continue to work together to meet the challenges facing the province.
9 Together to meet the challenges that threaten the stability of the province,” Prime Minister Makhura said.
10 He added that the participation of the mayors was more critical in this company because, as the face of coal in the provision of services.
11 The Agency and other law enforcement agencies should work closely with mayors at the local level, to map the issues and the level of risks in various localities so that we are better able to respond to these as a government.”
12 Prime Minister Makhura Some of the issues identified as triggers and threats to the stability of the Province included the worrying factor of the proliferation of illegal immigrants in the Province, the challenge of disused mines that attracted illegal mining activities, illegal trafficking of drugs, violent crime and extortion, and failure to enforce municipal ordinances.
13 The deputy minister and prime minister said that working together across all spheres of government to address these issues would go a long way in preventing such incidents from happening again.”
14 We cannot afford to rest on our laurels, we must strengthen collaboration and tackle these collectively for the good of the people of South Africa and the stability of the Province and the country as a whole,” they said.