SSA denies clearance for two former ministers meant to serve as SA envoys - report

2020-03-01 15:11

Two former intelligence ministers Siyabonga Cwele and Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba have been denied top security clearances by the State Security Agency, according to reports.

State Capture 2.0: SSA agent confirms key details of whistleblower's Public Protector, Reserve Bank affidavit

2019-12-17 06:32

A key official confirms aspects of a whistleblower’s shock claims of improper conduct by Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, and sheds new light on her relationship with the spy agency.

ANALYSIS | Cleaning up the SSA: 'The Vault is now closed'

2019-12-01 06:55

Despite serious challenges at the State Security Agency, insiders say a real effort is being made to clean up the agency after a decade of looting.

WATCH | Former foreign intelligence head Mo Shaik continues testimony at Zondo commission

Former foreign intelligence head Rieaz 'Mo' Shaik is expected to continue his testimony at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture. Watch live.

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Report that SABC wants SSA to spy on staff misleading - public broadcaster

2019-11-24 12:42

The South African Broadcasting Corporation has hit back at the Sunday Times following its report that the public broadcaster's board resolved at a meeting in October to use the State Security Agency to "manage leaks".

Parliament finally has a intelligence watchdog

2019-11-14 21:59

Almost five months after the Sixth Parliament was constituted, it has a committee empowered to keep an eye on South Africa's intelligence agencies.

Spy Wars: Who watches the watchers? Parliament's intelligence committee not yet functional

2019-10-17 17:49

As the furore around the State Security Agency rages on, one of only two bodies that can hold the agency to account is not functioning.

'Zuma's spy' Thulani Dlomo fired, but still AWOL

2019-10-15 18:08

Former top State Security Agency spy and alleged Jacob Zuma ally, Thulani Dlomo, has been sacked - but it seems he is the last to know.

EXCLUSIVE | Spies' secret listening device disappeared from SSA before ANC elective conference, reappeared after

2019-10-11 06:10

In the weeks leading up to the ANC's national elective conference at Nasrec in December 2017, a sophisticated listening device went missing from the highly secure State Security Agency's headquarters.

Intelligence watchdog 'lost' truckloads of information related to the SARS 'rogue unit' drama

2019-10-04 12:31

A trove of intelligence, documents and other datasets handed to the inspector-general of intelligence by the former head of SARS’s investigations unit in 2014, and which allegedly proves the extent and scope of the conspiracy against the taxman, has been lost.


Thieves strike again at State Security Agency

2020-02-09 19:51

The Hawks are investigating a second theft of money out of the State Security Agency's (SSA) offices in Pretoria - this time two weeks ago, a spokesperson has confirmed.

EXCLUSIVE: How the State Security Agency 'instructed' Busisiwe Mkhwebane to make Reserve Bank, Absa findings

2019-12-15 07:10

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s controversial June 2017 order directing Parliament to amend the Constitution to change the mandate of the South African Reserve Bank was handed to her on a piece of paper by a State Security Agency official.

Jacob Zuma was 'very loyal to the friendship he had with Gupta family' - Mo Shaik tells state capture inquiry

2019-11-26 13:24

Former intelligence head Mo Shaik has told the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture that former president Jacob Zuma was being loyal to his friendship with the Gupta family when he allegedly dismissed red flags relating to national security.

'I never truly believed in the role of a minister in intelligence' - Mo Shaik tells Zondo commission

2019-11-26 05:34

Former foreign intelligence head Rieaz 'Mo' Shaik has told the commission of inquiry into state capture he never truly believed in the role of a minister in intelligence.

Former SARS exec Van Loggerenberg squares up against Mkhwebane, heads to court to challenge 'rogue unit' report

2019-11-15 22:09

Former SARS enforcement boss Johann van Loggerenberg says he will be challenging the hotly contested 2014 top-secret Inspector General of Intelligence (IGI) report into the "Rogue Unit" in a bid to have it set aside.

EFF tells court 'horse has bolted' on disclosure of SARS ‘rogue unit’ report

2019-11-07 16:18

The EFF has told the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria that an application by State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo to have a top-secret Inspector General of Intelligence (IGI) report kept secret is an abuse of judicial resources.

100 Eskom managers 'don't want to be vetted' - State Security Agency

2019-10-15 20:46

Some government employees do not want to be vetted, including at state-owned enterprises, the State Security Agency told Parliament.

Adriaan Basson: Mr President, intelligence cannot afford another rogue minister

2019-10-14 08:20

Fears about State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo weren't unfounded. Six months into the job, she has been accused of issuing illegal interception orders and pushing her own allies to be appointed, writes Adriaan Basson.

EXCLUSIVE | Shadowy ring of spies who reported directly to Zuma still active

2019-10-10 10:10

The State Security Agency's controversial Special Operations Unit, previously headed up by the equally controversial Thulani Dlomo, reported directly to former president Jacob Zuma, according to the Inspector General of Intelligence.

'I am sorry for my actions' - tearful Crime Intelligence whistleblower tells the Zondo commission

2019-10-03 06:36

A tearful whistleblower into the alleged looting of the Secret Service Account within Crime Intelligence has apologised for his role in the alleged criminality and corruption that took place in the police unit.

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