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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...

Mapisa-Nqakula apologises, admits civil unrest was insurrection

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Defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula made an about turn on comments that South Africa's unrest amounted to a counter revolution and now agrees with President...

Pro forma civil unrest claim drafted by former NPA staffer

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A former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) prosecutor now prowling the corridors of Parliament rather than those of the courts wants South Africans who bore...

Call for SA intelligence community to stand up on civil unrest...

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Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) wants South Africa’s intelligence community “critically involved in understanding and characterising” civil unrest and violence that rocked...

Mop up starts in Gauteng

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Days after violent protests engulfed parts of the country, the situation in Gauteng stabilised with clean-up operations to vandalised facilities starting. “We are pleased with...

Looting, violence in SA ebbing

South Africans counted the cost on Thursday of arson and looting that destroyed hundreds of businesses and killed at least 117 people, as the...

Reserves called up to boost civil unrest deployment soldier numbers

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That, to quote African Defence Review (ADR) director Darren Olivier, “the cupboard is empty” in response to yesterday’s announcement of a 25 000 strong...

Defence Ministry Code of Conduct for soldiers deployed to assist police

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The manner and methods soldiers can use during the just started deployment to assist in halting rampant looting, rioting and violence is defined by...

Nigerian unions warns president over fuel subsidy

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Nigeria's trade unions have warned President Goodluck Jonathan there could be civil unrest if the go-ahead is given to remove the fuel...

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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...