George Claassen asks if it was unfair to name Mallett at all in a case of alleged misconduct that clearly has no relevance to him?
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.
What South Africa desperately needs are swift, professional and dispassionate prosecutions. If a similar report was to be tabled in the United States, a special prosecutor would already have been appointed.
One of the key challenges for intelligence services, the governments and the publics that they serve, is agreeing on the appropriate balance for those services between secrecy and transparency.
Pascale Lamche, the director of the documentary about late struggle stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, says her film has started necessary discussion around the demonisation and criminalisation of the struggle hero.
SABC journalist Thandeka Gqubule, who has been accused of being a Stratcom agent, has threatened to go to court to apply to have intelligence documents declassified so that she can clear her name. Watch.
The former State Security Agency director general has rubbished claims made by the agency's high level review panel.
Not the auditor general, nor the inspector general into intelligence or the parliamentary committee tasked with overseeing the country’s spying operations could provide a check on the profligacy and criminality of the State Security Agency.
Advocate Dumisa Ntsebeza has lashed out at the director of the documentary on late Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, saying that she has "no regard for our people".
Former safety and security minister Sydney Mufamadi has moved to distance himself from a plot to discredit late struggle hero Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Former safety and security minister Sydney Mufamadi, in response to claims in a documentary that he was behind a probe into Winnie Madikizela-Mandela aimed at discrediting her, has reiterated it was Tony Leon who was behind the reopening of the investigation.
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