Robert McBride, former head of the police watchdog body Ipid, has been appointed director the State Security Agency’s foreign branch. The position means he will direct SA’s intelligence gathering outside the country’s borders. His appointment to head SA’s foreign intelligence also comes about a year after his term as head[…]
Advocate Mahlodi Sam Muofhe has been appointed as the new head of the domestic branch of the State Security Agency (SSA). Muofhe, an activist lawyer and former adviser to ex-mining minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, has been appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa with the concurrence of State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo. His[…]
Vusi Pikoli, Anwar Dramat and Gibson Njenje are lined up to join the State Security Agency (SSA), following this week’s departure of former director-general Arthur Fraser. In a shake-up expected to change how the agency is run, at least one of the candidates is earmarked to become State Security Minister[…]
The South African National Editors’ Forum has condemned the raid at author Jacques Pauw’s Riebeek Kasteel home, saying it is a threat to media freedom. Pauw’s house was raided by the crimes against the state unit of the Hawks. “The speculation at the moment is that rogue elements in the[…]
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane conspired with the Presidency to have the mandate of the Reserve Bank changed, the bank stated in a new affidavit filed on Monday. SARB spokesperson Jabulani Sikhakhane confirmed that SARB filed the new affidavit on Monday, in which the bank indicates that Mkhwebane had met with[…]
The lawyer for one of the men linked to the break-in at the office of the Chief Justice has a history of taking on clients accused of crimes involving the State Security Agency (SSA) and the police. Sammy Mahlangu is the legal representative for Nkosinathi Moses Msimango, the man who[…]
Those behind the theft of millions in foreign currency from the State Security Agency in Pretoria knew exactly what they were doing, the Hawks said on Wednesday. “Whether it’s an inside job or not is a matter that we are also looking into,” spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said. It was[…]
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