List of National Key Points released - SAHA/Right2Know

Organisations say blanket secrecy, up until now, has allowed govt officials to abuse the Act to undermine our constitutional rights (with details)

R2K & SAHA welcome Police Ministry's decision to release the National Key Points

23 January 2015

The Right2Know Campaign (R2K) and the South African History Archive (SAHA) applaud the Ministry of Police's decision to make the list of National Key Points public. This came after the Ministry withdrew its application for leave to appeal against the South Gauteng High Court's order that they comply within 30 days with the request for records containing a list of the National Key Points, made in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (PAIA).

The list is now publically available at and

This decision is a small but significant victory towards our efforts of promoting the principles of accountability and transparency within the government. We believe this basic transparency is an important step in countering the uncontrolled secrecy and potential abuse of South Africa's ‘national security' policies.

"We're delighted that SAPS have come to their senses in recognising that, as was well-demonstrated in Justice Sutherland's judgment, they simply failed to comply with PAIA from the outset so really had nowhere to go with an appeal," said Catherine Kennedy on behalf of the South African History Archive. "It was simply the type of knee-jerk refusal that has no place in a democracy that purports to be built on openness and democracy."

"R2K intends to spread this information as widely as possible to ensure that the public knows where its rights are being undermined and challenge abuses of the National Key Points," said Murray Hunter on behalf of the Right2Know Campaign.

"But the next step is to call for the Act to be repealed. We believe there is no place in our democracy for National Key Points and we'll campaign to have the Act scrapped, not amended."

We maintain that the blanket secrecy over which sites have been declared National Key Points has helped officials and politicians to use and abuse the National Key Points Act to undermine our constitutional rights. The secret implementation of the Act, in which decisions are taken behind closed doors in terms of vague and open-ended regulations, has contributed to a worrying resurgence of secrecy.

Here is the list of National Key Points:


 Onderstepoort Biological Products

 Union Buildings Presidency

 Mahlambandlovu Pres Res

 Sefako Makgatho Presidential Res

 OR Tambo International airport

 SSA Communication Centre

 Main Telephone Exchange (PPR)

 Apollo Transmission Station

 Minerva Transmission Station

 SA Bank Note Company

 Denel Dynamics

 Pretoria Metal Pressing

 Pretoria Metal Pressing Pta West

 Denel Land Systems Lyttelton

 CSIR Wind Tunnel

 SA Post Office Computer Centre

 SA Reserve Bank HQSA

 Reserve Bank: Pta North

 New Cooperation Building ID Factory

 SABC Tshwane

 SITA Numerus Building.

 SITA Centurion

 Denel Integrated System Solutions

 SITA Beta

 Government Printing Works (Sec Print Facility)

 Waltloo TPL Depot

 Rheinmetall Denel Munition

 SABC Building Auckland Park

 Sentech Tower in Brixton, Johannesburg

 SENTECH Transmission & Satellite Centre

 Office of Interception Centres

 Eskom National Control Centre, Simmerpan

 City Power Johannesburg Pty (Ltd)

 Grootvlei Power Station

 Former Pres Res NR Mandela GP

 Former, Pres Res T Mbeki GP

 Pres Residence of SA GP

 Gauteng Provincial Legislature


 African Explosives Ltd

 NCP Chlorchem, Chloorkop, Kempton Park

 Denel Aviation

 BAE Systems Benoni

 SA Mint

 SA Reserve Bank, Johannesburg

 Shell Depot Alrode

 Chevron Alrode

 Sasol Depot Alrode

 Total Depot

 Transnet Pipeline: Alrode

 Chevron Texaco

 Transnet Pipeline: Airporte-Natis Facility

 Rand Water. Zwartkopjies

 Rand Water: Zuikerbosch

 Rand Water: Vereeniging

 Rand Water: Mapleton

 Rand Water: Barrage

 Rand Water: Palmiet

 Rand Water: Eikenhof

 Transnet Pipeline Tarlton Distribution Depot

 Klerksdorp Depot

 Langlaagte Depot

 Vaaldam Pump Station

 Meyerton Depot

Gauteng / North West

 Transnet Pipeline Rustenburg Depot

 North West Provincial Legislature

 Hartebeeshoek Earth Station

 NECSASA National Space Agency (SANSA)

 SABC Lt North West


 SABC Durban

 Total SA (Cutler)

 Acacia Operations Services (Heartland Leasing)

 Engen Depot (Cutter)

 Total Depot (Cutler)

 Valvoline Depot (Cutler)

 PD Terminals Depot (Cutler)

 Caleb Brett (Cutler)

 Industrial Oil Processors (Cutler)

 Durban Bulk Shipping (Cutler)

 SA Petroleum Refinery (SAPREF) (Cutler)

 SA Pretroleum Refinery (SAPREF) Reunion

 Engen Refinery

 Natcos (Cutler)


 Single Buoy Mooring

 Transnet Pumping Station: Newcastle

 Impala Transmission Station

 Klaarwater Distribution Station

 Pegasus Transmission Station

 Drakensberg Power Station

 Island View Storage (Cutler)

 Caltex Depot (Cutler)

 Zenex Depot (Cutler)

 Durban South Distribution Station

 Transnet Pumping Station -  Ladysmith

 Transnet Pumping Station - (Cutler)

 Transnet Pumping Station - Quegga's Nek

 Transnet Pumping Station - Hillcrest

 Transnet Pumping Station - Howick

 Transnet Pumping Station - Van Reenen

 Pres of SA Res  - KZN

 Presidential Res - JL Dube House

 New Aviation Fuel Depot at KSIA

 King Shaka International Airport Air Side

 Durban North Distribution Station

 Athene Transmission Station

 Lotus Park Distribution station

 SA Reserve Bank: Durban

 Duzi TPL Depot

 Mooi River TPL Depot

 Fortmistake Transnet Pipeline Ladysmith

 Mngeni TPL Depot

 Mnambithi TPL Depot

 Ntwini TPL Depot

 Hilltop TPL Depot

 KZN Provincial Legislature

Western Cape

 Parliament House

 120 Plain Street, Cape Town

 Cape Town International Airport

 SABC Ltd Western Cape

 Chevron Refinery, Cape Town

 Saldanha Tank Farm

 Muldersvlei Transmission Station

 Acasia Transmission Station

 Droeriver Transmission Station

 Koeberg Nuclear Power Station

 RDM Somerset West

 RDM Wellington

 PetroSA Voorbaai

 SA Reserve Bank, Cape Town

 PetroSA GTL Refinery

 Single buoy mooring Voorbaai

 Klipheuwel Pumping Station

 FA Production Platform, Mossgas


 Presidential Res (Genadendal)

 Former Pres Res FW de Klerk (Sea Point)

 Former Pres Res NR Mandela (Bishops Court)

 Office of the Pres of SA (Tuynhuys)

 SABC: Air Time: Cape Town

 Western Cape Provincial Legislature

 Gourikwa Power Station

 SFF Association Storage

 Ankerlig Power Station

 SFF Oil Jetty


 Grootdraai Pumping Station

 SABC, Nelspruit

 Camden Power Station

 Hendrina Power Station

 Kriel Power Station

 Arnot Power Station

 Sol Transmission Station

 Matla Power Station

 Duvha Power Station

 Tutuka Power Station

 Kendal Power Station

 Komati Power Station

 Majuba Power Station

 Mpumalanga Boulevard Riverside Gov Building Nelspruit

 Transnet Pipeline, Kendal

 Sasol Secunda

 Transnet Pipelines, Secunda

 Jericho Pump Station

 Rieftontein Pump Station

 Grootfontein Pump Station

 Vygeboom Pump Station

 Bosloop Water Pump Station

 Nooitgedact Pump Station

 Transnet Pipeline Witbank Depot

 Khutala Pump Station

 Zaaihoek Pump Station

 Knoppies Tower

Mpumalanga / Limpopo

 SABC, Polokwane

 Mokolo Pump Station, Limpopo Prov

 Matimba Power Station

 Limpopo Legislature, Lebowakgomo, Polokwane

Eastern Cape


 Grassridge Transmission Station, Addo

 SA Reserve Bank, Port Elizabeth

 SA Reserve Bank, East London

 SABC Bhisho

 EC Provincial Legislature

 Oil Tanking Grinrod Caluto (Ltd) Port of Ngqura

 Former Pres NR Mandela Qunu Village

Free State


 Natref Petronet Pump Station, Bethlehem

 Coalbrook Petrol Pump Station

 Sasol Pump Station

 Perseus Transmission Station

 Centlec Pty (Ltd) Electricity Distribution Station

 SABC Free State (BFN) Kroonstad Pump Station

 Lethabo Power Station

 SA Reserve Bank, Bloemfontein

 FS Provincial Legislature, Bloemfontein

 Magdala TPL Depot

 Wilge TPL Depot

Free State / Northern Cape

 Hydra Transmission Station

 SABC Kimberley Northern Cape

 Square Kilometer Array Site (SKA)

 NC Provincial Legislature

Statement issued by Catherine Kennedy, Director, SAHA and Murray Hunter, Spokesperson, Right2Know Campaign, January 22 2015

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