WATCH: First manned space mission takes off since frightening failed launch of Soyuz

2018-12-03 20:38

Russian, American and Canadian astronauts blast off for the first manned Soyuz mission since a frightening failed launch in October.

Second Russian rocket lifts off after sharp fall of Soyuz-FG

2018-10-25 19:52

A Russian Soyuz rocket has put a military satellite in orbit, its first successful launch since a similar rocket has recently failed to deliver a crew to the International Space Station.

WATCH: Russia opens criminal probe over failed rocket launch

2018-10-11 20:11

Russian investigators said they had opened a criminal probe into a failed rocket launch that caused a two-man crew to make an emergency landing shortly after blast-off to the ISS.

Murder rate for women, children is 'disturbing' - ISS analyst

2018-09-11 20:36

South Africa's murder rate is a wake-up call, especially the increase in the murder of women and children, Institute of Security Studies analyst Gareth Newham says.

'Flying brain' blasts off on cargo ship toward space station

2018-06-30 16:30

A ball-shaped artificial intelligence robot nicknamed the "flying brain" because it is trained to follow and interact with a German astronaut, blasted off toward the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship.

EXCLUSIVE: Media in Zimbabwe 'is failing to play its role effectively'

2018-06-13 13:02

Award winning Zimbabwean journalist, Hopewell Chin’ono, has criticised the state of the media in the southern African country ahead of crunching election on July 30.

Nigerian girls set free for religious reasons - ISS

2018-03-26 12:00

A South African think tank, the Institute for Security Studies, says it believes that the release of 107 youngsters - 105 schoolgirls and two young boys - by Islamic group Boko Haram was due to their religious background.

Trump wants NASA out of space station by 2025, businesses in

2018-02-13 13:11

The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025 and private businesses running the place instead.

Crime Stats: Political interference in police is the cause of poor leadership - ISS

2017-10-25 08:28

There is large-scale inappropriate political interference in the police, which leads to a poor selection of leaders, according to the Institute for Security Studies.

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.


Russia set for first ISS launch since accident

2018-11-16 20:21

A Russian Soyuz rocket with a cargo vessel is to blast off in the first launch to the International Space Station (ISS) since a manned accident last month.

NASA says will use Russia's Soyuz rocket again despite accident

2018-10-12 22:30

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine praised the Russian space programme and said he expected a new crew to go to the International Space Station in December despite a rocket failure.

WATCH: Rocket carrying two astronauts fails mid-air

2018-10-11 19:12

Booster rockets carrying a Soyuz spacecraft with a Russian cosmonaut and a US astronaut on board headed for the International Space Station failed mid-air.

Marikana massacre: 'No evidence strikers fired on police at Scene 2' – ISS

2018-08-15 15:17

The Institute for Security Studies has presented new research to reconstruct what truly happened at the fatal Scene 2 of the Marikana massacre.

The rockets that are pushing the boundaries of space travel

2018-06-27 13:45

A rocket owned by the US company SpaceX will blast off from Florida carrying two and a half tons of gear from NASA, only to dock three days later and 400km above Earth at the International Space Station.

'Stay out of politics,' Zimbabwe army told ahead of crucial elections

2018-06-11 10:01

South African based think tank, the Institute for Security Studies has questioned the Zimbabwe National Army’s ability to explicitly stay clear of the southern African country’s forthcoming election regardless of its outcomes.

Cosmonaut, two US astronauts return to Earth from ISS

2018-03-01 05:45

Two NASA astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut have returned to Earth, rounding off a mission of more than five months aboard the International Space Station.

Process of appointing top cop Khehla Sitole slammed

2017-11-22 23:16

While the Institute for Security Studies has welcomed the appointment of Khehla Sitole as new police commissioner, they insist the selection processes for the position remains flawed.

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".

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