Intelligence veteran earns another stripe

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Pretoria - Advocate Faith Doreen Radebe has been appointed Inspector-General of Intelligence, the Presidency announced on Thursday.

Radebe was appointed by acting President Kgalema Motlanthe. Her nomination was approved by Parliament on February 17, 2010.

Radebe, who is currently South Africa's High Commissioner to all Caribbean community countries, will assume her duties on April 1.

An Inspector-General of Intelligence is charged with monitoring the civilian monitoring of the intelligence services, and also monitors compliance with the constitution, laws and policies of the country.

Radebe has previously served as special legal advisor on conditions of service for the Intelligence Service Council and as senior manager in the Office of the Co-ordinator for Intelligence (NICOC) in 2003 and 2000 respectively.

She also held positions in the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) between 1998 and 1999.