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Appointment of Heads of Provincial Secretariats
  • The MEC must, in consultation with the Minister and subject to the laws governing the public service, appoint the head of a provincial secretariat in the province.
  • The head of a provincial secretariat is appointed for a five-year term which is renewable for one additional term only, subject to terms and conditions of service under the laws governing the public service.
  • The head of a provincial secretariat must be a citizen of the Republic and be a fit and proper person, with appropriate knowledge, experience or qualifications.
  • The head of a provincial secretariat must not be a member or former member of the police service of the Republic contemplated in section 199(1) of the Constitution.
  • The Head of a Provincial Secretariat:
    1. is responsible for the performance of the functions of a provincial secretariat as contemplated in section 14 or such duties and functions assigned to the head of a provincial secretariat by the Secretary in terms of section 9;
    2. is responsible for the resources and the employees of a provincial secretariat in the province;
    3. must take all decisions necessary or expedient for performance of the functions of a provincial secretariat referred to in section 14 or otherwise assigned to him or her by the Secretary in terms of section 9 or by the MEC of the province concerned;
    4. must monitor that national policing policies and directives issued or made by the Minister are implemented by the police service in the province and reports thereon are submitted to the head of a provincial department, the MEC and the Secretary;
    5. must evaluate and review practices, methodologies and performance of the police service in the province, submit reports thereon to the head of a provincial department and the MEC and submit copies thereof to the Secretary; and
    6. must perform such functions as the head of a provincial department or the MEC may consider necessary or expedient to ensure civilian oversight over police in the province.
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