Spy Cables

Still fighting spy wars

The current Spy vs Spy farce summons a sense of déjà vu, with a CIA spook lurking in every nook.

Radebe: Spy cables leak may put SA’s security at risk

Minister in the Presidency, Jeff Radebe, has condemned the spy cables leak and welcomed the State Security Agency's investigation into the matter.

No James Bond glamour in espionage’s new ‘El Dorado’

There's nothing fancy about being a spy - in fact, one intelligence document warns that candidates should not be recruited if their motive is glamour.

What the ‘spy cables’ taught us

Spook action at a distance: From Mossad agents and jams to assassination plots and plagiarism.

Greenpeace director not shocked by leaked intelligence on him

"What hurts is that my government might have been engaging in surveillance on me and may have shared that, upon request, with South Korea," he said.

State Security to probe intelligence leak

An investigation into the leaking of classified security documents by broadcaster Al Jazeera is under way, says State Security Minister David Mahlobo.

No easy rest for spies as they ask: Whodunnit?

The leaked 'spy cables' published this week have SA's intelligence community tying itself in speculative knots.

Open secrets of spies in our midst

We're safe under the State Security Agency, but intelligence is lacking, says minister.

SA spied on its government to get facts on Russian deal

SA's intelligence service relied on a spy close to Russia to find out details about its own government's involvement in a $100-million satellite deal.

Spy cables: 7 things you need to know about SA’s spies

Here are 7 things you need to know about SA’s intelligence services, in the wake of details from spy cables released by Al-Jazeera and The Guardian.

Spy cables: Plot to kill Dlamini-Zuma, Mossad threatens SA

According to leaked secret intelligence documents, Dlamini-Zuma allegedly faced "an eminent threat" to her life in Addis Ababa in 2012.

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

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

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it