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.
The cellphones of State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo, her deputy, Zizi Kodwa, and several officials in the minister's office have been cloned, the department has confirmed.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says Minister of State Security Ayanda Dlodlo has handed her a redacted version of the Inspector General of Intelligence (IGI) report, which found that the so-called SARS "rogue unit" was unlawful.
A deeper conversation about the role of intelligence in South Africa needs to be had if we are to hold true to our Constitutional values.
State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo says an overhaul of some of the regulations in dealing with vetting procedures need an overhaul, adding she had tried to do this since her term began.
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 secret and disputed report by the inspector-general of intelligence into the SARS investigative unit which was released by the EFF this week is a "travesty", says former deputy commissioner of SARS Ivan Pillay.
Intelligence Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has tasked her most senior official to investigate the whereabouts of top spy, Thulani Dlomo.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will be accompanied by a delegation made up of International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Police Minister Bheki Cele and State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo when he attends the state funeral of former president Robert Mugabe in Harare, Zimababwe.
He claimed that there were several attempts on his life and that these included suicide bombers.
Minister of Public Service and Administration Ayanda Dlodlo has been found to have breached the Code of Ethical Conduct and Disclosure of Members' Interests after she failed to disclose a 2015 trip to Dubai where she stayed in the luxurious Oberoi Hotel.
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.
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has come out in support of the EFF, arguing that a 2014 classified report, which found the so-called SARS 'rogue unit' was unlawful, should be made public.
State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo has allegedly ordered the spy agency's head of domestic intelligence Sam Muofhe to bug someone unlawfully and without a judge's authority.
A classified report purporting to have found that the South African Revenue Services had a "rogue unit" has been leaked to the media by the EFF.
A bid by State Security minister Ayanda Dlodlo could provide a boost to Public Enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan in clearing his name.
State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo's first priority is to work tirelessly to rebuild the image of the State Security Agency (SSA). However, controversial spy and former ambassador Thulani Dlomo, remains a member of the agency.
New State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo is set to take the reins of an old portfolio dogged by recent infighting and paranoia, bringing with her a raft of experience, and leaving behind past controversies of her own.
ANC MP Faith Muthambi flouted several public service regulations by making irregular appointments and ordering salary hikes for officials while she was minister of public service and administration, says a report by the Public Service Commission.
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