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Sudan capital locked down after coup triggers deadly unrest

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Roads were blocked, shops were shut, phones were down and mosque loudspeakers blared calls for a general strike in Sudan on Tuesday, a day...

Recent community unrest illustrates SA state’s challenges

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The events that took place in South Africa over July this year highlighted the inability of organs of state to act proactively and decisively...

Modise proposes ‘intermediary force’ to deal with riots, unrest

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise told a sitting of the National Assembly that there is a need to consider deploying a special...

SA’s need for sovereign security highlighted by unrest, Mozambique insurgency

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South Africa’s need for sovereign security has been emphasised by July’s civil unrest at home and the insurgency in Mozambique that the South African...

SAPS role in civil unrest to come under the spotlight

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Parliament has requested that the Portfolio Committee on Police (PCOP), in collaboration with the Select Committee on Justice and Security, conduct an oversight report...

Unprepared intelligence structures should have anticipated civil unrest

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The entire security cluster was caught unprepared to deal with July’s civil unrest, and should have anticipated it and taken appropriate measures to pre-empt...

Unrest saw R120 million in cash stolen from ATMs and banks

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The civil unrest in July resulted in more than 1 200 ATMs stolen or damaged and R120 million in cash taken from ATMs and...

Government to pump R3.9 billion to help businesses affected by unrest

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Government is working around the clock to get businesses affected by looting and damage to property in parts of the country back on their...

DA looking to make SA unrest report public

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The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) party is seeking to obtain a report from the State Security Agency (SSA) on the recent looting and unrest...

SANDF helps recover looted goods

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The South African Police Service (SAPS), South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and other law enforcement agencies have worked together to recover goods that...

Ten suspects remanded for alleged role in Durban unrest

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Ten suspects were on Monday remanded in custody for their alleged role in the recent unrest in greater Durban. The suspects, who appeared before the...

Rheinmetall Denel Munition donates food parcels to unrest-affected communities

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On Friday 23 July, Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) donated 1 000 food parcels to needy families who have been affected by recent public violence...

Unrest death toll rises to 337

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Acting Minister in the Presidency, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says the death toll related to the recent unrest has risen to 337 in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. Briefing...

Opinion: South Africa deserves accountable defence force leadership

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The whole nation has and continues to rightfully applaud the deployment of the military in support of the South African Police, who are seemingly...

Six suspected instigators of violent unrest arrested

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Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni says six individuals, who have been identified as alleged instigators of the violent riots that flared up...

Opinion: Could the security crisis from 12 July be viewed as...

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The uninvited appearance of the Chief of the South African National Defence Force at a virtual meeting organised and hosted by the Chairperson and...

Private aviation helps KZN out with air bridge

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When roads to KwaZulu-Natal were closed and alternative supply chains had not been re-established, South Africa’s aviation fraternity came together to deliver relief to...

Three-month deployment of 25 000 troops to cost R600 million

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The deployment of 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) from July to August will cost an expected R600 million,...

Ramaphosa says he won’t allow ‘anarchy and mayhem’ as unrest ebbs

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President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday the government would not allow "anarchy and mayhem" to prevail in South Africa after violence this week which...

Additional troop deployment is welcome and shows the need for a...

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The announcement on Wednesday 14 July that 25 000 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help counter...

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