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Civil unrest adversely affects agricultural sector

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In the wake of last month’s violent civil unrest, which claimed more than 300 lives and saw billions of Rands worth of damage to...

Violent civil unrest sees SA intelligence services under Parliamentary microscope

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July’s violent civil unrest which saw over 300 people die and billions of damage to businesses and infrastructure will be interrogated by parliamentarians seeking...

Cabinet on calm in Gauteng, KZN

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The South African Cabinet commended law enforcement agencies for restoring calm to KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng following civil unrest last month. At Wednesday's meeting, Cabinet commended...

Pietermaritzburg “provocation” incident raises ire and questions

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Two senior parliamentarians weighed in on the apparent “accosting” of an on duty soldier by a civilian, maintaining it appears to be “extreme provocation”...

Op Prosper civil unrest deployment actions detailed

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By the third week of July, soldiers from both full-time and Reserves from at least 12 units and regiments found themselves protecting police and...

KZN declares provincial state of disaster

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KwaZulu-Natal has declared a provincial state of disaster, the provincial government announced. The move is due to the magnitude of the damage caused by the...

JSCD concerned about intelligence shortcoming during civil unrest

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Intelligence, more specifically a lack of it, as well as unsuitability of current SA Army equipment to deal with civil unrest are two over-riding...

Extraordinary, extended civil unrest Parliamentary debate coming

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There will be “an extraordinary, extended” debate in the National Assembly (NA) when Parliament reconvenes next month, speaker Thandi Modise has decreed, putting aside...

SA intelligence agencies not up to scratch, time for change

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A clarion call to repurpose South Africa’s security system comes from probably the country’s most respected observer and analyst Jakkie Cilliers, founder and former...

Parliamentarians question intelligence during Durban oversight visit

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A major impression, apart from police and soldiers doing their best to keep a lid on possible further looting and violence in KwaZulu-Natal, is...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...