spy cables

Spy Leaks not all bad

OPINION by Andriques Che Petersen In the year 2015, where one can find out what their favourite celebrity had for lunch yesterday just by entering a simple Google search, we were shocked this week to hear that our government had been spying on others and keeping tabs on other governments[…]

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Muslim scholars dismiss Spy Cables

Various Muslim organizations are having their say in the fall out of this week’s spy cable leaks on Al Jazeera’s website. Some cables between South Africa’s State Security Agency and other international groups claim suspicion of terrorist camps and front entities for forwarding the Iranian revolutionary plan. But Maulana Shabbier[…]

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Spy Cables an ‘important act of journalism’: R2K

A systematic leaking of secret intelligence documents is making global headlines, detailing ‘unethical’ behavior by several spy agencies across the globe. The controversial ‘spy cables’ features documents from South Africa’s own State Security Agency (SSA) amongst others, highlighting secret and at times ‘dodgy’ interactions with a number of foreign agencies.[…]

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Cables reveal SA at odds with allies on al-Qaeda

Russian intelligence claimed in February 2011 that al-Qaeda had established a “marine unit” based in North Africa and planned to use speedboats as “floating bombs”, according to documents leaked to Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. That was just one of dozens of alarmist cables sent by foreign intelligence agencies to their[…]

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Greenpeace boss wants answers on spy claims

Greenpeace executive director Kumi Naidoo wants to know if the South African government has been spying on him. He told reporters at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg on Thursday that he had written to Intelligence Minister David Mahlobo to get clarity on the matter. He hoped Mahlobo would tell him this[…]

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Israel trying to counter BDS

The recently leaked Spy Cables confirms that the Israeli regime is trying to counter the growing BDS campaign against Israel. That was the view of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions South Africa (BDS), in light of top secret security details being reported by Al Jazeera. Secret documents, leaked from numerous[…]

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Darul Uloom demands apology from AJ

While Top secret Spy Cables exposed by Al Jazeera Network has implicated South Africa in the biggest leak of state security documents in the country’s history, Darul Uloom Zakariyya in Zakariyya Park, south of Johannesburg was not spared from the leak. The respected Islamic institution has also come under the[…]

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‘Spy cables’ leak probe underway

An investigation into the leaking of classified security documents by broadcaster Al Jazeera is under way, State Security Minister David Mahlobo said on Wednesday. “A full investigation has been launched into the purported leakage,” he said in a statement. “Its veracity and verification will be handled in terms of the[…]

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‘Ex-Israeli agents’ threatened cyber attack on S Africa

A group claiming to be former agents of Israel’s Mossad threatened to unleash a devastating cyber attack on South Africa unless its government cracked down on the growing campaign to boycott Israel, according to intelligence documents leaked to Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit. According to the reports, then-Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan[…]

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