South Africa’s State Security Agency finally has a new permanent boss, after former deputy energy minister Thembisile Majola was appointed for a period of one year. Announcing her appointment on Monday night, President Cyril Ramaphosa said: “The appointment of Majola is an important part of our work to stabilise the country’s intelligence services. Her extensive experience in government, international relations and security makes her well placed to lead the reform and rebuilding of the State Security Agency”. Majola is the first permanent DG of the agency since Arthur Fraser left in 2018.