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.

Herbst: ANC’s Kohler Barnard treatment – more ‘Verwoerdian’ than ‘Bothaian’

2016-08-31 18:02

The way in which the ANC is hunting down Dianne Kohler Barnard perhaps explains why it finds Hendrik Verwoerd more to its liking than P W Botha, says an ex-journalist.

Dianne Kohler-Barnard pleads guilty

2015-10-09 16:38

The Democratic Alliance's former shadow minister for police pleaded guilty as part of a plea agreement at her disciplinary hearing.

Murder stats like those of a country at war - MP

2015-09-29 13:34

The latest crime statistics show that murders have increased for the third year in a row, figures one would expect from a country at war, says the DA’s Dianne Kohler-Barnard.

Phiyega sent SMS - police

2015-08-19 11:16

Police commissioner Riah Phiyega did send an SMS to DA MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard telling her "I am not made by you and cannot be undone by you", police have confirmed.

Crime stat claim 'political claptrap' - DA

2014-06-19 22:42

The DA says claims that the rate of murders and other serious crimes have dropped in South Africa is "political claptrap”.

Bill targets majority stake in security firms

2014-02-25 22:39

Foreign owned private security companies would be compelled to sell 51% of their shares to South Africans, according to a newly passed amendment bill.


Plot to assassinate Johan Booysen involved Jacob Zuma, Dudu Myeni, DA MP claims

2018-05-16 05:42

uMkhonto weSizwe veterans have been contracted to assassinate former KwaZulu-Natal Hawks boss Johan Booysen after a meeting with former president Jacob Zuma, says DA MP Dianne Kohler Barnard.

DA's Gana defends decision to axe Kohler Barnard

2015-11-06 07:52

DA MP and former deputy federal chairperson Makashule Gana is prepared to defend the party's decision to expel Dianne Kohler Barnard.

Crime stats: ‘It’s just getting worse’

2015-09-29 18:20

On average 49 people are murdered in South Africa "each and every day", a figure that politicians say is “catastrophic” and “getting worse”.

Phiyega shouldn't be Marikana scapegoat - DA

2015-08-22 13:12

National police commissioner, Riah Phiyega should not go down alone for the events that unfolded in Marikana three years ago, the Democratic Alliance says.

I don't have Mdluli report - police minister

2015-04-13 15:29

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has not received a report on a probe conducted into former crime intelligence boss Richard Mdluli, his office says.

DA repeats call for Phiyega to go

2014-06-17 17:05

The DA has repeated its call for national police commissioner Riah Phiyega to be replaced by someone "up to the task".

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