David Africa

State security in the presidency — the risks and opportunities

The need to protect the autonomy of the State Security Agency from political interference is even more critical now that it falls under the presidency

What South Africa can learn from the crisis

The national security apparatus needs an overhaul, but this is the moment to be deliberate yet bold, instead of rash and instinctive

People-centred national security: Pipe dream or existential imperative?

A national security strategy can only be effective if it can build its core elements around the resilience of the people

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