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Algeria destroys liberation war French mines

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The Algerian army last month destroyed nearly 14 700 mines along its eastern and western borders dating from its independence war from France,...

Deputy defence minister recruiting MSDS in PE

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Deputy Defence Minister Fezile Bhengu is in Port Elizabeth today to recruit youths for the Military Skills Development System (MSDS), a two...

Analysis: Obama and the Presidential Security Challenge

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The U.S. presidential campaign trail presents a host of challenges for the U.S. Secret Service (USSS) protective detail assigned to cover the...

National Civic Remembrance Day

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Johannesburg and other cities as well as towns will Sunday mark National Civic Remembrance Day to pay tribute to "all South Africans...

Analysis: Obama’s Challenge

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Barack Obama has been elected president of the United States by a large majority in the Electoral College. The Democrats have dramatically...

Global financial crisis to dent African aid

The ongoing global financial crisis will dent Africa, cutting aid and economic activity on a continent dependent on resource exports and tourism....

World steps up rhetoric as guns go quiet in the Congo

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Global leaders are stepping up the rhetoric this week as guns stay quiet in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after an outbreak of...

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...

Oxfam calls for European troops in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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International aid agency Oxfam wants European ministers meeting in Marseille today to agree to provide European troops to support the UN peacekeeping...

SA deputy president launches antipoverty discussion document

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South African Deputy President Baleka Mbete has released an antipoverty strategy document for discussion. "Towards an Anti-Poverty Strategy for South Africa" was released...

Fact file: Chiefs of the SANDF

SA National Defence Force (1994 – present) Chief of the SANDF ·         GEN Godfrey Nhlanhla Ngwenya            June 1, 2005 – present ·         GEN...

Fact file: Chiefs of the SA Navy

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The head of the SA Navy is called the Chief of the SA Navy. Below follows a list of all incumbents in...

Fact file: General Godfrey Nhlanhla Ngwenya

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General Godfrey Nhlanhla Ngwenya was born in Johannesburg on 28 April 1950. He attended Orlando High School where he matriculated in 1970....

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...

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: The United States, Europe and Bretton Woods II

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy and U.S. President George W. Bush met Oct. 18 to discuss the possibility of a global financial summit....

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...

CBC to talk investment

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The Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) will be hosting an Africa Investment Forum (AIF) at Gallagher Estate in Midrand in November that will...

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...

Food prices threaten Africa

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Rising prices are threatening human security in Africa by putting affordable food beyond the means of many, says food security NGO Oxfam....

Analysis: States, Economies and Markets: Redefining the Rules

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A complex sequence of meetings addressing the international financial crisis took place this weekend. The weekend began with meetings among the finance ministers...

Analysis: The Political Nature of the Economic Crisis

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Classical economists like Adam Smith and David Ricardo referred to their discipline as "political economy." Smith's great work, "The Wealth of Nations,"...

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...

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...

Motumi re-appointed Acting Defence Secretary

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Government has re-appointed Tsepe Motumi as acting Secretary of Defence (Sec Def) following the death of predecessor January Masilela in a car...

Analysis: Foreign policy choices for an Obama presidency

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Barack Obama is the Democratic candidate for U.S. president. His advisers in foreign policy are generally Democrats. Together they carry with them...

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...