National Security

Financial crisis triggers cyber-crime surge

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Computer security software vendor Panda is warning that there is a direct correlation between ongoing stock market volatility and the growth of...

SARS working on Megaports Initiative

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The SA Revenue Service says it is doing groundwork to give effect to a Cabinet instruction to engage authorities in the United States...

Analysis: Al Qaeda and the Tale of Two Battlespaces

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Over the last year or so, a lot of debate has arisen over the physical strength of al Qaeda. Some experts and...

Intelligence Bills withdrawn

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The National Assembly's Ad Hoc Committee on Intelligence Legislation is recommending that a raft of laws under consideration by it be shelved...

The case for a secrecy Bill

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Former spy boss Barry Gilder has made an informed outsiders' submission to Parliament on the Protection of Information Bill currently before an...

Analysis: Beyond the Post-9/11 World

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It was not until the World Trade Centre towers came crashing down that the global international security community became almost completely consumed...

Analysis: Appraising ‘The Jewel of Medina’

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"The Jewel of Medina," a controversial work of historical fiction by American author Sherry Jones, was supposed to have gone on sale...

Zille asks President, IGI to investigate spy reports

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Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille has asked President Kgalema Motlanthe to launch a probe to determine the veracity of media reports suggesting...

Union fears US intelligence

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The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is objecting to Telkom's decision to shed its 50% stake in mobile giant Vodacom, citing concerns over...

US activates Africom

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The Pentagon has activated the United States Africa Command (Africom) that the US says will lead their efforts to foster better relations...

Analysis: Does Israel fear a resurgent Egypt?

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The Russo-Georgian war continues to resonate, and it is time to expand our view of it. The primary players in Georgia, apart...

Spy tech caught in battle

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In this World Wide Wrap: Spy tech caught in battle, air force seeks microwave tech, and Air Products up to challenge. Spy...

2010 LOC keen to use security tech

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Technology will assist to deliver a safe World Cup, says 2010 Local Organising Committee security chief Linda Mti.Organisers are keen to see...

Botswana police deploy SA tech

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The country`s new police air wing chooses a South African "eye in the sky".The Botswana Police Service has fitted its first three...

China seeks secrets

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In this World Wide Wrap: China seeks secrets, Data-mining programme closed, and Sudan turns to China. China seeks secrets From the German chancellery to...

Illegal exports gets four indicted

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Four Cirrus Electronics employees have been indicted for exporting technology to India illegally.The head of a US electronics supplier and three employees...

MTC Namibia trials PTT with the Namibian Police

MTC Namibia, the leading GSM operator in Namibia recently launched a trial of the Push-To-Talk (PTT) facility with Namibian Police.MTC Namibia, the...