Parliament - State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo on Thursday said she aimed to rebuild the image of the State Security Agency after it had suffered reputation damage in the recent past.
"One of our key priorities is the rebuilding of the image of the agency which has suffered some considerable damage in the recent past," she said in her budget vote speech to Parliament.
To this end, the department would appoint someone with the right skills to help clear the backlog of disciplinary cases against staff, she said.
Dlodlo did not quantify the number of outstanding cases.
She said the department had embarked on a skills audit, which should be completed in four months and would by the end of September appoint a head of research and development to ensure that it recruited the right members in the future.