How Numsa and the United Front exposed attempts to gather intelligence on their members In December 2014, around the same time Themba had State Security Agency officials sitting in his office, in another part of the country, the leadership of …..
How intelligence officials see some activists as threats to national security It’s not every day that an ordinary civil servant gets a call from government spies. But that’s what happened to ‘Themba’, a local government employee who doesn’t want his …..
How intelligence methods have become part of policing of protest The Crime Intelligence Division, which falls under the South African Police Service, is responsible for gathering intelligence on criminal activity, to support police investigations and to make crime-fighting efforts more …..
How the SSA’s mandate was changed to prevent it from spying on political activists For years, people have raised the concern that the State Security Agency (SSA) and its predecessors have become too involved in everyday aspects of our democracy. …..