Police minister announces plan to combat cyber-crime

Nkosinathi Nhleko says these include policies that propose a cyber-security policy approach in South Africa.

Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko. Picture: Sapa

JOHANNESBURG - Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has announced details of a new committee to combat cyber threats.

He says a fully functional cyber response committee has been established to coordinate and monitor the development of policies and strategies to curb cyber-crime.

The minister has been briefing the media on developments within the justice, crime prevention and security cluster at Parliament today.

Nhleko says the cyber response committee has submitted policies that seek to strengthen government's ability to deal with cyber-crime.

He says these include policies that propose a cyber-security policy approach in South Africa.

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has also encouraged the public to be more vigilant to cyber criminals especially with the festive season approaching.

Masutha says they support efforts to strengthen legislation in the fight against cyber-crime.