Browsing: David Mahlobo

Marian Shinn
ANC remarks threaten Internet freedom

State security minister David Mahlobo’s remarks at the recent justice, crime prevention and security cluster media briefing that the ANC-government is contemplating regulating South Africa’s social media space are

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State finally publishes cybersecurity policy

The state security department’s national cybersecurity policy framework, which was approved by cabinet in 2012, has finally been published. The Right2Know Campaign said recently that, until October, the document was regarded as classified. The policy framework was

Opinion
Cwele fails to meet promises

On 21 May, South Africans will get to hear telecommunications & postal services minister Siyabonga Cwele deliver his second budget vote speech. It will be a report card for a minister who has been in the role for precisely a year. He is unlikely to

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Gov’t to finalise cybersecurity policy

The government wants to step up its fight against cybercrime as it plans to finalise a cybersecurity policy this year. At a media briefing on the state security ministry’s 2015/2016 budget vote on Tuesday, minister David Mahlobo released a

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Motion tabled for signal jamming probe

A motion for a full parliamentary probe into the role of security services in the removal of Electronic Freedom Fighters MPs from parliament on 12 February, and the jamming of the cellphone signal, was tabled in the national assembly on Tuesday. DA MP David Maynier called

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Signal jamming won’t happen again: Zuma

President Jacob Zuma assured editors on Friday that the jamming of cellphone networks in parliament will not happen again. “Rest assured that will never happen again and we did not know

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SA’s parliament of paranoia

President Jacob Zuma and national assembly speaker Baleka Mbete knew about the security plan ahead of last week’s infamous state of the nation address (Sona) in parliament. They were briefed about protective measures put in place. These measures saw disguised

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‘Glitches’ led to signal jamming: security minister

Glitches with “counter surveillance tactical measures” led to mobile signal disruptions in the national assembly ahead of the state-of-the-nation address, state security minister David Mahlobo said on Thursday. “There was no jamming of the

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