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Spies bid for new powers

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A draft Bill to be processed by Parliament this year will expand the ability of the state to "bug" citizens without a...

“Ousted” Shaik may get R5 million sweetener

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Mo Shaik, the head of the South African Secret Service, is being pushed to quit, with negotiations over a potential R5 million...

Trusted Cwele adviser to lead ‘spooks’

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Minister of State Security Siyabonga Cwele has appointed his trusted adviser as acting head of the country's intelligence services, the Sunday Times...

Cabinet approves General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill

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Cabinet has approved the introduction of the General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill, 2011, in Parliament. The amendment seeks to contribute to national...

Shaik, Magetuka not leaving State Security

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The departure of Mo Shaik and Ambassador Jeff Maqetuka from the Department of State Security have been dismissed as rumours. In a...

Security ministry silent over top spooks

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The Ministry of State Security says it will not yet comment on Sunday press reports that minister Siyabonga Cwele has asked the...

M&G reports “intelligence purge”

The Mail & Guardian newspaper reports President Jacob Zuma is conducting a "purge of the security services". It writes the campaign's "most...

State Security looking at Somali threat

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South Africa's intelligence agencies have reportedly stepped up their surveillance of possible terrorist threats to the country and June's World Cup, with...

Is SA eyeing Somalia?

Is South Africa contemplating involvement in Somalia? The question arises in the wake of SA winding up its successful eight-year peace mission...

Zuma laments death of former spy boss Mike Louw

President Jacob Zuma says he has learned "with great sadness" of the passing on of Mike Louw, former head of the National...

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Communicate don’t abrogate!

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