A new government spying bill compromises citizens’ privacy and increases the potential for the state to repeat previous abuses.
Author: Jane Duncan
The bill seeks to broaden intelligence powers drastically but fails to address longstanding weaknesses in their oversight.
Parliament was given three years to pass a new law remedying the unconstitutionality in Rica. That deadline is fast approaching.
South Africa’s civilian intelligence service, the State Security Agency, is a broken institution.
If not addressed, these failings may leave South Africa exposed to even more serious crime and national security threats than it has faced already. By Jane Duncan.
Shortly after 9/11, the South African government introduced measures to fight terrorism in the country, including a bill allowing the monitoring and interception of communications. It became the
The right to privacy has been making big news globally. In the wake of US whistleblower Edward Snowden’s revelations, more people have been clamouring for stronger privacy protections. So why has there been so little debate about the state of this right in South Africa? Is it because there is nothing to
At a recent breakfast briefing on cybersecurity hosted by Neotel and the Mail & Guardian, information security consultant Beza Belayneh referred to cybercrime in South Africa as a “crisis”, and called on the government to make it a national security concern. He said the state needs