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Inspection of fire damaged Parliament once building declared safe

Parliament’s presiding officers, National Assembly (NA) Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula and National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chair Amos Masondo, are satisfied with progress containing the...

Ramaphosa receives Zondo Commission report part one

The first part of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture report recommends establishment of a single, multi-functional, properly resourced and independent...

Government private security spend amounts to billions

It’s common knowledge the physical security of many South African police stations is entrusted to private security companies and while nowhere near as prevalent,...

MK 60th anniversary

The 60th anniversary of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) , once the armed wing of what is now South Africa’s ruling party, was marked by...

ISS: Will Sudan’s new agreement hold this time around?

Managing the transitional pitfalls in Sudan’s post-coup agreement is vital for the country’s stability. Sudan’s 25 October coup was a miscalculation on the part of the military....

Military medics watching over COVID-19-infected Ramaphosa

SA Military Health Service (SAMHS) personnel are monitoring President Cyril Ramaphosa and treating him for “mild COVID-19 symptoms” in Cape Town. A statement confirming South...

ISS: Lesotho government paralysed by in-fighting

The Southern African Development Community’s six-year-old reform process is in jeopardy. Lesotho has seemed from the outside to be fairly quiet since Moeketsi Majoro took...

Burkina Faso president fires Prime Minister Dabire amid security crisis

Burkina Faso President Roch Kabore fired his prime minister on Wednesday amid an escalating security crisis that has killed thousands and led to street...

ISS: Burkina Faso’s security sector reform can no longer wait

With violence at a peak, the country needs to coordinate its structures and adopt a new vision to ensure the safety of its citizens. After...

Gambian President Barrow wins re-election; opposition cries foul

Gambian President Adama Barrow has comfortably won re-election, the electoral commission said on Sunday, though he may face a legal challenge from opposition candidates...


SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...