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Fires, break-ins likely 'intended to intimidate Ramaphosa’s ANC faction' - ISS

2017-07-11 16:59

Rival political factions fighting for state power appear to be behind the recent spate of break-ins and fires at key government institutions, an analyst with the Institute for Security Studies believes.

Slick break-in at Hawks HQ points to 'rogue intelligence job'

2017-07-05 18:31

The theft of computers from the apparently secure Hawks headquarters in Pretoria raises suspicions that the burglary was a "rogue intelligence job".

Russian, French astronauts return from ISS

2017-06-02 20:19

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy have ended their marathon 196-day mission to the International Space Station.

Africa 'has a lot to celebrate, despite challenges' - #AfricaDay

2017-05-25 09:00

Africa has a "lot to celebrate" despite the so many challenges that the continent is facing, says an expert at the Institute for Security Studies.

Space debris problem getting worse, say scientists

2017-04-18 22:05

Scientists have sounded the alarm over the problems posed to space missions from orbital junk - the accumulating debris from mankind's six-decade exploration of the cosmos.

SpaceX cargo ship arrives at ISS

2017-02-23 17:29

An unmanned cargo ship packed with food and supplies for astronauts has arrived safely at the International Space Station.

Democracy on the rise in Africa - ISS

2016-12-03 07:38

Democracy has been rising steadily in Africa because citizens are getting tired of autocrats and want to have a say in how things are done, the Institute for Security Studies says.

SA's withdrawal from ICC not being done legally - ISS

2016-10-21 14:04

The government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court should have gone through Parliament first, and is a "political smokescreen", the Institute for Security Studies says.

Crime stats 2016: 'The stuff of nightmares'

2016-09-02 18:29

Various sectors of society have reacted with concern over the increase in violent crimes such as murder in the last year.

Spacewalking US astronauts to fix, improve ISS

2016-09-01 21:45

Two US astronauts aboard the International Space Station have begun a spacewalk to make repairs and install new equipment.

 

Corruption Watch, ISS push for SAPS, Hawks boss transparency

2017-07-05 21:16

There should be transparency and public participation in the upcoming appointments of the national police commissioner and the head of the hawks, Corruption Watch and the ISS have argued.

Phiyega a huge disappointment - ISS

2017-06-12 19:50

Former national police commissioner Riah Phiyega has been a huge disappointment, Institute for Security Studies senior researcher Johan Burger has said.

Expert praises new acting police commissioner appointment

2017-06-02 15:32

Newly appointed interim-acting national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Lesetja Mothiba is not a surprising selection, an Institute for Security Studies expert has said.

SpaceX makes first US military launch, then lands rocket again

2017-05-02 10:17

SpaceX has blasted off a secretive US government satellite, known only as NROL-76, marking the first military launch for the California-based aerospace company headed by billionaire tycoon Elon Musk.

Russians, American back on Earth

2017-04-10 22:00

Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut have touched down safely in central Kazakhstan following a 173-day mission aboard the International Space Station.

Two US astronauts on spacewalk to upgrade ISS

2017-01-08 11:29

Two American astronauts have ventured outside the International Space Station to work on upgrading the orbiting outpost's electrical system.

Contact lost with unmanned ISS cargo ship: Russia

2016-12-01 20:13

An unmanned cargo ship travelling to the International Space Station burned up in the atmosphere shortly after launching, the Russian space agency has said, raising concerns over space travel safety.

Police have become the piggy in the middle during student protests - ISS

2016-10-05 13:23

The police have become the piggy in the middle during the ongoing student protests, says senior researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, Johan Burger.

Q&A: ISS speaks on controversial Gabon elections

2016-09-02 10:31

News24 spoke to the Institute for Security Studies' Stephanie Wolters on the situation in Gabon following a tightly contested presidential election that resulted in violence. Read more...

Three astronauts blast off for ISS in upgraded Soyuz

2016-07-07 12:02

Three astronauts have blasted off into the early morning sky in an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome, heading towards the International Space Station.

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