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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...