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.

Arthur Fraser issues summons against Jacques Pauw, NB Publishers for R35m

2019-06-18 20:14

Former State Security Agency (SSA) director general Arthur Fraser has issued a court summons against investigative journalist Jacques Pauw and NB Publishers over "harmful" statements made in Pauw's book, The President's Keepers.

Mr President, you have been lied to - Arthur Fraser

2019-05-17 10:42

The former State Security Agency director general has rubbished claims made by the agency's high level review panel.

From offender to chef's assistant: Prisons readying for Bosasa kitchen exit

2019-02-27 19:33

Prisoners are undergoing training, upskilling and job shadowing in preparation for the cut-off of the Department of Correctional Services' kitchen contract with AGO, formerly known as Bosasa.

Bosasa doesn't handle security at correctional facilities anymore - Fraser

2018-11-21 22:20

Controversial service provider Bosasa is no longer providing the Department of Correctional Services with security services.

DA asks High Court to set aside former spy boss Fraser's appointment

2018-05-18 19:20

The DA has filed papers in the Pretoria High Court to have President Cyril Ramaphosa's appointment of former spy boss Arthur Fraser as national commissioner of correctional services set aside.

Brother of former spy-boss Fraser hooks fishy permits

2018-05-02 08:00

A company linked to Barry Fraser, the brother of the former spy-boss Arthur Fraser, has been awarded two marine tourism permits by the Department of Environmental Affairs.

DA to seek review of former spy boss Fraser's appointment at correctional services

2018-04-20 17:13

The DA will ask the judiciary to review former spy boss Arthur Fraser's appointment as commissioner of correctional services.

Security clearance of intelligence watchdog head restored on eve of court application

2018-04-19 17:56

State Security Minister Dipuo Letsatsi-Duba has restored full security clearance to Inspector-General of Intelligence, Setlhomamaru Dintwe, on the eve of a court tussle between him and former director general of the State Security Agency, Arthur Fraser

Security clearance showdown as Arthur Fraser and IGI face off in court

2018-04-19 07:55

The case goes ahead despite Arthur Fraser being transferred from his position as State Security Agency director general to the Department of Correctional Services.


Publishers stands by Jacques Pauw following Arthur Fraser's summons

2019-06-19 17:38

NB Publishers has come out in defence of investigative journalist Jacques Pauw following a R35m lawsuit by former State Security Agency director general Arthur Fraser.

Whether you believe Arthur Fraser or Sydney Mufamadi, 'The Farm' is a mess

2019-05-17 14:08

The country's intelligence agencies have been grossly abused and manipulated. The end result is that we cannot trust that our state security is acting with objectivity and integrity, writes Mandy Wiener.

Former PAN boss Arthur Fraser 'studying' SSA report

2019-03-11 18:38

The former spy boss who headed up the Principal Agent Network, which has been red-flagged by the explosive SSA report as a hotbed of alleged criminality, says he is "studying" the report.

Spy watchdog pushes on with probes, despite 'threats and intimidation'

2019-01-18 06:02

One of the crimes of the Zuma era was the wholesale politicisation and abuse of the intelligence services. Now the man tasked with watching the spooks is pushing back.

'What does Arthur Fraser have on Ramaphosa?' DA wonders after president defends former spy boss

2018-10-03 20:36

The DA has accused President Cyril Ramaphosa of being afraid to act against former head of the State Security Agency Arthur Fraser, suggesting Fraser might have damaging information on him.

Arthur Fraser skips first pre-budget presser in Parliament for 'urgent matter'

2018-05-17 16:12

New correctional services commissioner Arthur Fraser has skipped his first pre-budget vote media briefing in Parliament to attend an "urgent matter that had just arisen".

DA asks ConCourt to set aside Fraser's appointment as correctional services commissioner

2018-04-25 16:27

The DA says President Cyril Ramaphosa's "new dawn" has failed to stop the ANC's practice of reshuffling compromised individuals within government departments.

Intelligence watchdog's Dintwe is misleading the public, says Arthur Fraser

2018-04-19 22:47

Former director general of the State Security Agency Arthur Fraser says Inspector General of Intelligence Setlhomamaru Dintwe must still undergo a process to obtain full security clearance.

Fraser mum on new post during budget meeting in Parliament

2018-04-19 15:57

New correctional services commissioner Arthur Fraser has declined to comment on questions, from MPs and journalists, around his abrupt transfer to the department.

No 'new dawn' with Fraser at correctional services – Maimane

2018-04-18 19:46

The DA says the ANC's "long-standing practice of reshuffling compromised individuals within government departments" must come to an end.

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