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Fact file: V Adm Refiloe Johannes Mudimu

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Vice Admiral Refiloe Johannes Mudimu was born in Johannesburg on 6 March 1954. Mudimu joined the Navy in January 1998 when he...

Government confirms swapping sports, prisons DGs

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Public Service and Administration Minister Sicelo Shiceka has confirmed that government has swapped Correctional Services commissioner Vernie Petersen and his Sport and...

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...

World to need another planet by 2030

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The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says the rate at which humanity is using up the Earth's resources has now accelerated...

Analysis: Counterintelligence implications of foreign service national employees

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Mexican Attorney General Eduardo Medina Mora said Oct. 27 that five officials from the anti-organized crime unit (SIEDO) of the Office of...

NEPAD Business Foundation welcomes SADC FTA

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The NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) says the South African Development Community (SADC) Free Trade Area (FTA) that came into effect on 17...

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...

UN’s Congo peace force a flop: Refugee International

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MONUC, the United Nation's largest and most expensive peace mission ever is a failure because of a poor mandate and worse political...

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...

ICG worried at conditions in Southern Kordofan

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The Brussels-based International Crisis Group (ICG) is warning that conditions in Sudan's Southern Kordofan state are deteriorating and now approximates those that...

Busa punts a new China-SA partnership for doing business in Africa

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Business Unity South Africa (Busa) is calling for a new partnership for economic cooperation between Chinese and South African business in Africa.  Addressing...

Energy security conference scheduled for January

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Energy efficiency and alternative power sources will be under discussion at the Sandton Convention Centre in January when Siyenza Management hosts the...

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...

Analysis: 2008 and the Return of the Nation-State

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In 1989, the global system pivoted when the Soviet Union retreated from Eastern Europe and began the process of disintegration that culminated...

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...

Summit promises free trade from the Cape to Cairo

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Africa could soon have a free trade area (FTA) stretching from the Cape to Cairo, greatly expanding the ability of African companies...

Parliament votes to abolish the Scorpions

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The National Assembly has voted by a margin to close down the National Prosecuting Authority's (NPA) Directorate of Special Operations (DSO) ,...

Cabinet confirms Denel appointments

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Cabinet has confirmed the appointment of Talib Sadik as the new chief executive Officer of Denel and Fikile Mhlontlo as the new chief...

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...

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