SAPS under pressure in Meyiwa case - ISS

2014-10-29 13:26

Reports that Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa's family appointed private investigators to help solve his murder put pressure on police, the Institute for Security Studies says.

Farm attacks not racially motivated - ISS

2014-10-06 15:10

The Institute for Security Studies says farm attacks are not racially motivated, but are motivated by greed.

SA murder rate reflective of 'a war zone'

2014-09-19 14:43

The murder rate in the country is reflective of "what one would expect in a war zone", DA MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard has said after the release of the 2013/14 crime statistics.

47 people murdered each day in SA

2014-09-19 13:15

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega says she is "very concerned" that the murder rate in South Africa has risen to almost 47 killings a day in the past year.

Crime stats set to be released

2014-09-18 14:07

The 2013/2014 annual crime statistics are due to be released, it has been announced.

Curb violence during childhood - ISS

2014-09-17 13:04

Violence could be reduced by focusing on early childhood development, the Institute for Security Studies says.

Crime stats set to be released

2014-09-15 18:41

The 2013/2014 annual crime statistics are due to be released, it has been announced.

Neoguri lashes Japan's Okinawa islands

2014-07-08 16:43

Typhoon Neoguri has lashed Japan's southern Okinawa islands reportedly leaving two dead and forcing more than half a million to seek shelter.

Dragon supply capsule reaches orbiting ISS

2014-04-21 15:16

The unmanned Dragon capsule from the private US firm SpaceX has successfully reached the International Space Station, its third trip carrying supplies and equipment to the orbiting lab.

Mugabe’s AU post 'insignificant'

2014-02-06 15:16

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's recent election to a top AU position should not be seen as significant, the ISS says, quashing reports that the veteran leader’s appointment could give him some form of credibility.

McBride likely to be appointed - analyst

2013-11-12 22:17

The odds are that former Ekurhuleni metro police chief Robert McBride will head the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, an analyst says.

Crime stats incorrect - ISS

2013-11-06 16:39

SAPS have used the wrong population figures to work out crime ratios for the 2012/2013 crime statistics, the Institute for Security Studies says.

Cygnus cargo craft leaves ISS

2013-10-22 16:43

A privately-operated unmanned cargo ship built by Orbital Sciences Corporation has left the International Space Station after its first successful demonstration mission, Nasa said.

Stats reveal bleak crime picture

2013-09-20 07:16

A bleak picture has emerged from the latest figures on serious crime such as murder, burglary, aggravated robbery, and hijackings.

SA awaits national crime statistics

2013-09-19 07:43

Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa is set to release the annual national crime statistics, amid concerns that the stats do not reflect emerging security threats such as corruption, public violence, political assassinations, and domestic violence.

Many factors will influence crime stats - ISS

2013-09-12 17:51

A number of factors, including new police leadership, would influence crime statistics for the 2012/ 13 financial year, the Institute for Security Studies says.

Astronauts recreate spacesuit waterworks

2013-08-27 22:30

Astronauts have recreated the dangerous waterworks in the leaky spacesuit but with no one inside for this test.

ISS: Police now too violent

2013-08-12 15:35

The militarisation of police unleashed the use of maximum force which has become difficult to control, the Institute for Security Studies says.

Astronaut helmet leak ends spacewalk

2013-07-16 16:08

An Italian astronaut has had a leak in his helmet while doing a spacewalk at the International Space Station forcing an early end to the outing.

Possible spacewalk to repair ISS leak

2013-05-10 20:29

Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station are preparing for a possible spacewalk, to repair an ammonia leak in a cooling system on one of the station's solar arrays.

Russian cosmonauts take spacewalk

2013-04-19 19:41

Two Russian cosmonauts have taken a spacewalk outside their orbiting home.

US SpaceX rocket Falcon-9 launched

2013-03-01 18:50

Private space firm SpaceX has launched its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida carrying a resupply capsule to the International Space Station.

Byleveld: How I'd handle Pistorius case

2013-02-22 08:52

Former top cop Piet Byleveld says he would have liked to have been the investigating officer in the Oscar Pistorius murder case, and would have spent more time at the scene.

Three astronauts blast off for ISS

2012-12-19 17:58

A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russian, American and Canadian astronauts has blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan bound for the International Space Station.

Farm attacks national crisis - Solidarity

2012-11-27 14:10

Murders and attacks on farm owners across South Africa should be regarded as a national crisis, the Solidarity Research Institute says.


High-profile murders galvanise people - ISS

2014-10-28 13:09

The murder of celebrities and high-profile people such as Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa often galvanises the public to help prevent crime, an analyst says.

ISS: Increase in murder rate concerning

2014-09-19 19:01

The Institute for Security Studies says it is concerned that murder had increased for two consecutive years for the first time in democracy.

SA needs new approach to crime - ISS

2014-09-19 14:41

The latest crime statistics are a stark reminder of how far South Africa still has to go to reduce violence and crime, the Institute for Security Studies says.

Under fire Zuma vows action on Nigeria church tragedy

2014-09-18 22:02

Under fire President Jacob Zuma has vowed that the government will do everything it can to help the families of 67 South Africans believed to have been killed in last week's church collapse in Nigeria.

Release crime stats more often - ISS

2014-09-17 15:24

Crime statistics should be released more frequently with more detail, the Institute for Security Studies says.

SpaceX, Boeing to send astronauts to ISS

2014-09-16 23:43

Boeing and SpaceX will build the next generation of spacecraft that will carry US astronauts to the International Space Station.

NPA must be accountable - ISS

2014-08-06 18:43

The Institute for Security Studies says South Africa needs a more accountable National Prosecuting Authority.

Election data 'trickery' hides ANC weakness

2014-06-02 09:06

New research suggests that “mathematical trickery” has disguised weaknesses in the ANC’s election victory.

Five protests a day in SA - ISS

2014-02-07 11:07

There are at least five protests a day in South Africa, the Institute for Security Studies says. Another has just flared up in Hebron near Pretoria.

Nasa suspects bad valve for ISS trouble

2013-12-12 18:54

Nasa suspects a valve is causing the cooling problem on the space station, but the astronauts are safe after some equipment was shut down.

We stand by our crime stats - police

2013-11-06 22:12

The police ministry has dismissed the Institute for Security Studies' criticism that the latest crime statistics are flawed.

ISS: Phiyega lacks experience

2013-10-31 14:17

A lack of experience and a police service in crisis has marred Riah Phiyega's term as national commissioner, the Institute for Security Studies says.

FACTSHEET: SA's 2012/13 crime statistics

2013-09-20 15:11

Has crime increased or decreased? What trends can be identified? This factsheet, produced by the Institute for Security Studies, sets out and explains the numbers.

Crime stats worst in 10 years - ISS

2013-09-19 12:16

An increase in serious and violent crime in South Africa shows that government's approach to crime is not working, the Institute for Security Studies says.

Private spacecraft Cygnus launches to ISS

2013-09-18 20:35

Orbital Sciences has launched the first flight of its unmanned Cygnus cargo ship to the International Space Station.

Crime stats needed monthly - ISS

2013-09-12 12:21

National police statistics should be released once a month, and not when they are six months out of date, the Institute for Security Studies says.

Russian spacewalkers stumped

2013-08-22 17:33

Russian spacewalkers stumped by faulty equipment have given up on trying to install a telescope mount.

Nasa probes spacesuit failure

2013-07-23 22:39

The US space agency is launching a second investigation into a leaking helmet that forced an abrupt halt to an Italian astronaut's space walk last week.

Single police force 'would be chaotic'

2013-06-19 12:02

A senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) has warned that local policing will suffer if a proposal to form a single police force is approved and becomes law, a report says.

Damaged Russian ship docks with ISS

2013-04-26 20:12

An unmanned cargo vehicle has successfully docked with the ISS, in a delicate manoeuvre after its navigation antenna failed to properly deploy following launch.

SpaceX capsule reaches ISS

2013-03-03 15:46

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have used a robotic arm to pluck a SpaceX cargo capsule from orbit.

SpaceX on way up again

2013-02-28 20:50

Private company SpaceX is on verge of 3rd supply run to the space station.

Soyuz capsule docks with ISS

2012-12-21 18:29

The Soyuz capsule carrying a 3-man crew has docked with the International Space Station.

Extreme violence in farm attacks - experts

2012-11-28 09:18

Violence perpetrated against victims of farm attacks is far worse than the public could possibly imagine, two sisters who clean up crime scenes have said.

Jiba: NPA doesn't just withdraw charges

2012-11-20 14:07

The NPA does not withdraw charges against people without reason, acting head Nomgcobo Jiba says, in reference to charges against Jacob Zuma being withdrawn in 2009.

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