Secret Satellite Surveillance Programme & Privacy Concerns Revealed in New Spy Cables Dump By Al Jazeera [press release]

Last night Al Jazeera’s investigative unit released classified documents from within the State Security Agency (SSA) revealing: extensive cooperation between Russia and South Africa on a secret satellite surveillance programme; and loopholes in the regulation of interception of communication in South Africa. Spy Cable #1: Satellite Surveillance Programme A South African Secret Service, now State […]

Fashion & Lifestyle

Chris Chameleon and 'Drie Vriende' to Rock Namibia

Innovative, prolific and endlessly creative, Chris Chameleon has become known in South Africa and abroad as a musical phenomenon. With a style all of his own, irresistible stage personality and a reputation for mesmerising audiences with his four-octave voice and vocal acrobatics. His exceptional talent has won him rave reviews and numerous awards over the […]


Is South Africa Neglecting the Developmental Role of Other Investment Interventions? [analysis]

The South African government has been showing signs that it wishes to take a more interventionist approach to inward foreign investment. Its view is that the current system is biased towards big multinationals and it wants more room to pursue the country’s social and economic goals. However, all of its proposals to change the system […]


DA Calls for Answers On Minister Mokonyane's By-Passing of Local Engineers [press release]

The DA has requested the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation, Mr Mlungisi Johnson, to summon Minister Nomvula Mokonyane to the next Portfolio Committee meeting to explain why she has by-passed unemployed South African engineers for employment contracts with her Department. This follows the Minister’s decision to contract 34 Cuban Engineers to […]


Dubai schools chain selects Nairobi base (Business Daily (Kenya))

A Dubai-based chain of international schools, GEMS Education, has designated Kenya as its headquarters for Africa operations.The education network which runs the local elite school GEMS Cambridge International, has also announced expansion plans to neighbouring countries.”Kenya will be the headquarters for GEMS Africa office,” said regional director for Africa Suhayl Esmailjee at a Press briefing […]