The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Two former intelligence ministers Siyabonga Cwele and Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba have been denied top security clearances by the State Security Agency, according to reports.
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.
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.
Former foreign intelligence head Rieaz 'Mo' Shaik is expected to continue his testimony at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture. Watch live.
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".
Almost five months after the Sixth Parliament was constituted, it has a committee empowered to keep an eye on South Africa's intelligence agencies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Some government employees do not want to be vetted, including at state-owned enterprises, the State Security Agency told Parliament.
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.
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.
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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