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C-in-Cs speech disappoints

President Jacob Zuma's second State of the Nation Address (SONA) should disappoint security professionals. The speech was frankly anodyne, shallow and spent...

SONA will be soft on hard security: analysts

President Jacob Zuma's second State of the Nation Address (SONA) will likely be soft on hard security matters such as defence and...

Press Release: efenceWeb Border Control Conference, March 2010

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African borders are notoriously porous. This week Kenya announced further measures to stop uncontrolled movement over its 680km border with Somalia. Although...

Border control

A not-so-recent National Intelligence Estimate warned that the single most important (national) security challenge facing the South African government was the poor...

What role for the BMA?

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Police minister Nathi Mthethwa says the envisaged role of the Border Management Agency (BMA) "is primarily the development of an entity to...

Glut of real fake SA passports: paper

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The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) says an unusually large number of dubious South African passports are turning up at the Beit...

Police understaffed at border points

The police say they are understaffed at the country's border points of entry with just 5588 of 14 782 posts filled. The...

Whereto for defence in 2010?

A happy and prosperous 2010 to all our readers. Allow me the trite observation that this will be a busy year for us,...

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SANDF missing the communication target

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Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...