Institute For Security Studies

Crisis proofing South Africa’s water security

South Africa is a water stressed country but crisis point can be avoided

Police defence on Marikana falls flat

A report highlights inconsistencies that demand that the police should scrutinise their actions

‘Miners did not shoot at police’ – new Marikana report

New details about the infamous ‘Scene 2’ have emerged a day shy of the sixth anniversary of the Marikana massacre

Police watchdog can’t keep up with crooked cops

Ipid refers far fewer cases to the NPA than it receives each year; fewer still are ever convicted.

Fires, break-ins intended to intimidate Ramaphosa’s faction in the ANC

Rival political factions fighting for state power may be behind the recent spate of break-ins and fires at key government institutions

It’s time for South Africa to look beyond BRICS to improve its foreign policy

The defining characteristic of Zuma’s tenure has been his ability to cloak his private and personal interests in a bigger ideological framework

SA at sea over illegal fishing in its waters

Foreign trawlers invading South Africa’s oceans costs the economy R60bn a year because it can’t afford to patrol and control its resources.

Al Bashir ruling a ‘landmark judgement for international criminal justice’

Security experts weigh in on the possible implications of the SCA's ruling about Sudanese President Omar al Bashir's stay in South Africa.

No more secrecy in new inspector general interviews

Lobby groups succeeded in appeals to have interviews for the new inspector general of intelligence post to be open to the public.

NPA’s lack of scrutiny: Who watches the prosecutors?

As the crisis engulfing the NPA continues, a researcher has argued that the authority needs an independent body to police it.

Police on crime stats: We dismiss flawed argument by ISS

The police ministry has dismissed the Institute for Security Studies' criticism that the latest crime statistics were flawed.

ISS: ‘Misleading’ crime statistics need inquiry

The police significantly over-reported successes in crime fighting in the latest set of crime statistics, says the Institute for Security Studies.

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mcgawu District, and started early commercial...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income