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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State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs