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GILAB is ‘still too authoritarian’ says OUTA

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The National Assembly’s adoption of the General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill (GILAB) on 24 March underlines the need for an active civil society to...

OUTA calls for a redraft of the intelligence laws amendment bill

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The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) is deeply concerned about the implications of the General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill (GILAB), believing it risks compromising...

The Sahel is the world’s terrorism epicentre

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The Sahel has emerged as the epicentre of global terrorism, with the region accounting for more than 40% of global terrorism-related deaths in 2022,...

Military expenditure reduces the negative effect of terrorism on economic growth

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In a number of African countries, terrorism has become a major challenge to socioeconomic development. This has spurred research on the extent to which...

National security key to economic prosperity – Armscor

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Effective national security is key to economic prosperity, according to Armscor CEO Kevin Wakeford, who believes that unless sovereign security is improved,...

“Secrecy Bill”will address national security concerns

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Upholding national security is not a matter of choice but an obligation placed by section 198 of the Constitution on both the...

National Security Strategy cometh

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Minister of State Security Siyabonga Cwele says his ministry and department has made significant progress in finalising a National Security Strategy (NSS)...

UK and US launch joint national security body – source

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Britain and the United States are to create a new joint forum to assess long-term threats to their national security, a British...

Protection of Information Bill slammed

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The Protection of Information Bill now before Parliament is unconstitutional, a raft civil society organisations say. The bill, to replace a 1982...

Gilder to testify

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The state security ministry has lost its Constitutional Court application to appeal a decision compelling a former national intelligence coordinator to testify...

SADTU a national security threat?

"National security" is a contested concept, easily (mis)used in any number of contexts. It is my fervent hope that the South African...

National security threat changing: Zuma

President Jacob Zuma says changes in the global environment, including the recent financial crisis, "have brought new dimensions in the analysis of...

Ex crime intelligence chief talks conspiracy

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Former police crime intelligence head and deputy national commissioner Mulangi Mphego (pictured) has made a series of allegations of espionage, blackmail, corruption and sabotage...

National Security

I'm growing increasingly concerned about "national security". Two things strike me, first that the term has made a return from the dead...