ISS highlights ‘Silver lining’ in latest crime stats

While the annual crime statistics reveal a substantial increase in violent crimes, including murder and sexual offences, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said there was a “small silver lining” in the latest figures. Police Minister Bheki Cele presented the annual crime statistics for South Africa on Friday for the[…]

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Increase in violent crime a trend, not anomaly: ISS

The upward shift in the number of incidents of violent crime in the country is now a trend and not an anomaly, the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said on Tuesday. “We are well into three years of some of the most serious and violent crimes increasing,” the ISS’s Gareth[…]

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Concerns over reliability, relevance of crime stats

The pending announcement of the annual crime statistics on Tuesday has sparked everything from doubt around their validity to questions over their relevance. The DA said that the 2014/2015 crime statistics could be manipulated if they were not independently audited, while the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) said the flaw[…]

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EFF, ISS to dissect Marikana report

The EFF and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) will hold separate discussions on Thursday about retired Judge Ian Farlam’s report on the violence and deaths at Marikana. ISS political analyst Gareth Newham has said there were 2 glaring gaps in the report of the Farlam Commission of Inquiry, one[…]

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ISIS a sophisticated machine: ISS

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) managing director Anton Du Plessis says despite public concerns around ISIS extending its reach to South Africa, he hopes recent reports of a Kenwyn teenage girl being recruited was merely an isolated incident, and not a part of an ongoing trend of radicalization within[…]

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