State Security Agency

Internet control, freedom hangs in the balance

Government insists the Cyber Security Bill will not empower it to control the Internet but others see it as a power grab to clamp down on South African cyberspace.

Dec 12, 2016

Cyber Security Bill gets Cabinet nod

Cabinet approves the introduction of the national Cyber Crimes and Cyber Security Bill.

Sep 30, 2016

SONA signal jamming 'unlawful'

The Supreme Court of Appeal rules the use of a signal jamming device in Parliament during the 2015 State of the Nation Address was unlawful.


Cyber security Bill nears implementation

The State Security Agency has presented the under fire cyber security Bill to Cabinet.


No cellphone jamming at SONA

Parliament promises there will be no interruptions to cellphone signals during this year's State of the Nation Address.

Jun 1, 2015

State security used 'back door'

Government defends its cellphone jamming action as a bid to prevent the possibility of a bomb being set off before the State of the Nation Address.


State security allowed to jam

A Western Cape High Court ruling finds the State Security Agency was fully within its rights when it used a signal jammer in Parliament.

May 5, 2015

Govt to finalise cyber security policy

State Security Agency minister David Mahlobo promises a heightened focus on cyber security in the coming year.


You are being spied on

South Africans are being spied on electronically by intelligence agencies, and this covert activity is not always legal.


State condemns security leaks

The State Security Agency says the "purported" leaking of secret documents is illegal.

Feb 19, 2015

SONA jamming declared a mistake

State security minister David Mahlobo blames last Thursday's cellphone jamming incident on an operational error.

Nov 7, 2014

Cyber response group to develop policy

The Cyber Response Committee will coordinate and monitor policies and strategies to defend against threats aimed at the state.

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