Digital Content

The South African Secret Service (SASS) will tonight at 20:00 launch its official website as part of an ongoing effort to keep the public informed of their role, developments and challenges. The launch takes place at a function in Midrand attended by representatives from business, government and non-governmental organisations.

The website features a history, a ten year review frequently asked questions, the structure, oversight and control mechanism and the legal framework in which the Service performs its functions.

Headed by Director-General Mr. Hilton Dennis, the foreign intelligence service was formed in 1995 following the amalgamation of statutory and non-statutory intelligence bodies that existed prior to 1994.

Minister Ronnie Kasrils said: "The launch of the SASS website is a sign of the tremendous strides achieved in a short space of time by this young Service.The website will provide the public with an understanding of the mandate of the Service, and my hope is that they will play a greater role in helping us to achieve our goals". The website address is