Civil Security

ISPA assists the police

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The Internet Service Providers' Association of SA (ISPA) is helping the South African Police Service to clamp down on Internet crime.The industry...

Police get hi-tech rides

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The Gauteng provincial government has donated 42 cars, worth more than R7 million, to the SA Police Service (SAPS). The cars are all...

Police get R5.4bn tech boost

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Finance minister Trevor Manuel has set aside R5.4 billion for safety and security to be ploughed into technology solutions. In his budget speech...

Britain imposes visas on South Africa

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Britain no longer trusts South African passports. The country's Home Secretary says South Africans will now need to apply for visas to...

Ban to send envoy to Madagascar

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has dispatched a senior United Nations official to Madagascar, where serious unrest has led to the death...

SANDF helping dry districts

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Units of the South African National Defence Force have deployed to two drought-stricken districts in the south to the county to assist...

Trouble stirs in West Africa

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the significant progress made in consolidating peace and stability in West Africa in recent years are...

Stratfor: Mitigating Mumbai

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On Jan 8, the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs heard testimony from a number of experts about the...

Work on ‘Who am I’ continues

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Work on the Department of Home Affairs' (DHA) controversial but key "Who am I (I am I said)" security project is on...

Two-thirds of SAPS research and statistics posts vacant: DA

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The opposition Democratic Alliance says two-thirds of the posts in the South African Police Service (SAPS) office tasked with crime research and...

Fresh fighting uproots another 50,000 Somalis, compounding present crisis – UN

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The top United Nations relief official in Somalia has voiced grave concern at the deteriorating humanitarian situation in the strife-torn nation, where...

Civil security a “useful concept”

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"Homeland" or "civil" security is a useful concept for which a functional framework already exists in South Africa, says Professor Mike Hough,...

Regional approach crucial to bring Somali pirates to justice, says UN anti-crime chief

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The United Nations crime-fighting agency has proposed a regional approach to bringing pirates off the Somali coast to justice similar to one...

Johannesburg deploys new crime-busting CCTV system

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City of Johannesburg executive mayor Amos Masondo has taken official delivery of a R42 million inner-city electronic surveillance system consisting of 216...

SA to deploy API to vet visitors

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South Africa's Department of Home Affairs (DHA) is taking a leaf from the US Department of Homeland security in introducing API or...

Congo government, rebels talk

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United Nations-backed talks between the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and a main rebel militia are underway in...

The time is now to prepare for disasters caused by climate change: UN

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The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is calling for improved disaster preparedness and response measures in countries...

Discipline in Mugabe’s military faltering

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Discipline is starting to fail in the ranks of the Zimbabwe Defence Force as rampant inflation, food and potable water shortages as...

Police budget R1.3 billion for soccer security

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The South African Police service has budgeted R1.3 billion to safeguard this June's Confederation Cup and 2010's Soccer World Cup. Police spokesman...

Upsurge of fighting in Somalia among heaviest in recent months: UN

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United Nations humanitarian officials say last week saw some of the heaviest fighting in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, in recent months. At least 55...

“We are not the worst” – Eastern Cape police

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The Eastern Cape police say they have "noted with great concern" newspaper reports that the Parliamentary portfolio committee on safety and security...

UN Peacebuilding Commission calls for stability in Guinea-Bissau

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The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission has called on Guinea-Bissau's Government and other senior national figures to do all they can to maintain...

Strafor: Worrying Signs from Border Raids

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Last week, the Mexican government carried out a number of operations in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, aimed at Jaime "El Hummer" Gonzalez Duran, one...

Lack of equipment, resources hampering police in fight against crime: DA

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The police lack the equipment and resources they need to fight against crime, the opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) says. Party spokeswoman on...

France shows SA new crowd control techniques

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The French Gendarmerie National and Police National, that country's two law enforcement agencies, have just completed a four-week train-the-trainer programme with their...

Unemployment climbs

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South Africa's official unemployment rate edged up to 23.2% in the period July-September from 23.1% in the three months before that, a...

Feature: Towards an Integrated Criminal Justice System

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By all reports criminals have taken to abusing information and communications technology (ICT) in a big way, but the same does not...

Analysis: Jihadist Ideology and the Targeting of Humanitarian Aid Workers

On the morning of Oct. 20, as humanitarian aid worker Gayle Williams walked to work in Kabul, Afghanistan, two men on a...

Parliament nixes key Home Affairs civil security project

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The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs has resolved that the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) be instructed to suspend its key "Who...

Mpumalanga to hold disaster summit

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Health and disaster management practitioners are meeting in Ermelo, Mpumalanga, next week Wednesday to tackle hospital safety and disasters management at health...

BAE Systems punts homeland security

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BAE Systems is entering a new SA market – homeland security. It fired the first shots at this month's Africa Aerospace & Defence expo...

Saab sells Camps

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The Civil Aircraft Missile Protection System protects civil aircraft against ground-launched missiles.Saab has had two successful sales of its Civil Aircraft Missile...

Crime-fighting flies high for 2010

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Law enforcers "seriously" consider robot planes for the Soccer World Cup.The SA Police Service is considering acquiring unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) –...

Police invest in 2010 security tech

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And FIFA needs thousands of IT-savvy volunteers.The police plan to spend R640 million securing the 2010 Soccer World Cup by deploying about...

Online rocket safety tips for Israelis

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The Israeli army provides several tips on safety during rocket attacks, during an Internet discussion.Avi B wanted to know if he could...

ACSA spends on perimeter security

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The company will invest R80 million to safeguard airports.The Airports Company of SA (ACSA) is to spend R80 million to upgrade perimeter security at...

Cops applaud 10111 centre

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The new contact centre and management system have improved Gauteng policing, says the community safety MEC.A new management tool and police emergency...

Police look to ICT

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Investing in technology will give the police a "competitive edge in combating crime, their annual report says.The police are investing in ICT...

R600m boost for Gauteng`s 10111

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The hi-tech contact centre replaces six outdated facilities and is expected to enhance the province`s fight against crime.The police will on Monday...

Stopping missiles in their tracks

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SA-Swedish-UK collaboration may stop killer missiles aimed at airliners.Saab Avitronics, part of the Swedish-South African Saab Grintek group, has demonstrated a system...

SAPS network to be up by year-end

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The Gauteng police will have an operational R506 million Tetra network by the end of this year, allowing the centralisation of the province`s...

Windhoek police crack down on crime

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The Windhoek police are using technology to crack down on the city`s crime.The Windhoek City Police plans to unveil a toll-free number...

Saab Grintek lands civil security contract

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Saab Grintek is to implement a disaster management system stemming from an intergovernmental agreement between Sweden and SA.Newly-established Saab Grintek has been...