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Operation Vala to tighten security at prisons

With the festive season in sight, the Department of Correctional Services (DCS) will be tightening security at its prisons through Operation Vala...

Armed groups control Libyan prisons

Armed groups in Libya are killing and torturing detainees in prisons, some nominally under government control, where thousands of civilians are unlawfully...

South Africa needs prison torture laws

South Africa urgently needs laws that criminalise torture in its penal system if it is to prevent the type of abuses the...

Prisons dept, prosecutors too slow in fighting corruption: DA

The Democratic Alliance says the prisons department and prosecutors are making haste too slowly in the fight against corruption in the penal...

Low expectations for defence budget

Defence analysts say finance minister Pravin Gordhan (pictured) will at best keep the defence and other security budgets at the level announced...


Communicate don’t abrogate!

The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...