Parliament’s speaker evasive on Zondo findings
/ 6 May 2022

Parliament’s speaker evasive on Zondo findings

Speaker Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula let slip that she has received legal opinion on how parliament should proceed on the findings of the state capture inquiry and now finds herself accused of stalling

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Parliament fire: attack or plain negligence?
/ 7 January 2022

Parliament fire: attack or plain negligence?

Rumours abound about the quality of public works upkeep and the person arrested for arson

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Hearings into July unrest expose dismal state of security cluster
/ 21 December 2021

Hearings into July unrest expose dismal state of security cluster

As the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) concludes its first leg of the inquiry into the July unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, the testimonies have laid bare the dysfunctional state of South Africa’s justice, crime prevention and security cluster. During the inquiry, members of the cluster engaged in buck-passing and blame-gaming, with no one […]

The security cluster remains the thorn in the ANC’s side
/ 15 December 2021

The security cluster remains the thorn in the ANC’s side

Despite a shake-up in defence and intelligence, the security cluster remains shaky ahead of potentially explosive elective conferences

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How security fell to pieces in July
/ 3 December 2021

How security fell to pieces in July

KZN police commissioner Nhlanhla Mkhwanazi took no prisoners as he accused former defence minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula of perjury at hearings into the unrest

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Cabinet reshuffle not on cards yet
/ 22 July 2021

Cabinet reshuffle not on cards yet

There are calls for the president to act against ministers said to be responsible for the state’s slow response to the unrest, but his hands are tied

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Thousands of troops are deployed to protect people and property
/ 15 July 2021

Thousands of troops are deployed to protect people and property

But the biggest internal deployment since 1994 is not without challenges, as food, fuel and simply getting to the hotspots are problems facing the SANDF’s deployment

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SANDF’s ‘dignity’ comes with a R200m price tag
/ 18 June 2021

SANDF’s ‘dignity’ comes with a R200m price tag

Find out about the SANDF’s new uniform, which is costing taxpayers close to R200-million, while mission-critical equipment is not maintained

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Cape fire devastation reinforces consequences of defence budget cuts
/ 22 April 2021

Cape fire devastation reinforces consequences of defence budget cuts

All the available resources from the private sector needed to be exhausted before the Air Force could be called in to assist in dousing in the flames

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Culture of sexual abuse rife in SANDF
/ 11 March 2021

Culture of sexual abuse rife in SANDF

Rape, kidnapping and victim-blaming are endemic and perpetrators protected, report finds

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Military lawyers fight their boss
/ 3 February 2021

Military lawyers fight their boss

As senior legal officers take their battles with the head of the legal division to court, about a thousand military court cases are in limbo

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