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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 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.
The former State Security Agency director general has rubbished claims made by the agency's high level review panel.
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.
Controversial service provider Bosasa is no longer providing the Department of Correctional Services with security services.
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.
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.
The DA will ask the judiciary to review former spy boss Arthur Fraser's appointment as commissioner of correctional services.
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
The case goes ahead despite Arthur Fraser being transferred from his position as State Security Agency director general to the Department of Correctional Services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
The DA says President Cyril Ramaphosa's "new dawn" has failed to stop the ANC's practice of reshuffling compromised individuals within government departments.
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.
New correctional services commissioner Arthur Fraser has declined to comment on questions, from MPs and journalists, around his abrupt transfer to the department.
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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