Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab

Airplane bomb suspect cooperating with US

The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a US airliner on Christmas Day has provided "useful, actionable" intelligence to US authorities.

Obama presses security overhaul, Nigerian indicted

US President Barack Obama is "not patient" and is demanding immediate changes in airline security, the top US military officer said on Wednesday.

New scanners break child porn laws

The introduction of body scanners at UK airports threatens to breach child protection laws which ban the creation of indecent images of children.

No full-body scanners for SA airports

Airports in South Africa will not be equipped with full-body scanners in the near future, the Airports Company of SA (Acsa) said on Monday.

Passengers face tough checks on US flights

Air travellers from Nigeria, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and nine other countries will face full-body pat downs.

The war on terror has been about scaring people

The ease with which the plane bomber could operate exposes the vacuity and recklessness at the heart of the US response to 9/11

Suspect was pious pupil who shunned life of the rich

Abdulmutallab remained a humble, if solitary young man who shunned material possessions and craved knowledge.

Airport security always one step behind

Imposing more restrictions won't make air travel safer. Only correct use of intelligence and a targeted approach can work.

PETN: Hard to detect and 100g can destroy a car

The explosive that nearly brought down Northwest Airlines flight 253 is powerful, allowing terrorists to use only small quantities to cause damage.

Passengers relive terror of Flight 253

Passengers on Saturday told of the moment when Umar Abdul Mutallab tried to set off a bomb as their plane commenced its descent on Christmas Day.

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Western Cape Judge Mushtak Parker faces second misconduct complaint

The Cape Bar Council says his conduct is ‘unbecoming the holding of judicial office’

The Mogale Centre: A place of hope for young offenders

In the last story of her series about children behind bars, Athandiwe Saba speaks to young men who have committed serious crimes and are now living behind the walls of the Mogale Child and Youth Care Centre

Covid-19 fight to enter house-to-house testing phase

President urges people to continue staying at home for the next 17 days

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The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories