SSA break-in follows pattern of crime affecting security agencies - researcher
It's believed that robbers apparently walked into a safe at the office in Lyttelton two weeks ago, in what is believed to be an inside job.
According to IOL, they left with classified documents, an undisclosed amount of money in local and foreign currency, and CCTV cameras.
Murray Hunter, an independent researcher with an interest in surveillance, says security agencies have been hit with a string of criminal activity in recent years.
In December 2015, the SSA was robbed of millions in foreign currency.
Hunter has questioned the apparent lack of transparency at the spy agency, which has not been forthcoming with details.
He says the SSA needs to be providing the South African public with information that will put them at ease or prompt further discussion.
There is a pattern of criminality that has affected the security agencies - and that is not a secret.Murray Hunter, independent researcher and former organiser for the Right2Know Campaign
There's obviously going to be speculation about whether there is any kind of inside cooperation in a robbery like this.Murray Hunter, independent researcher and former organiser for the Right2Know Campaign
It's never great when the word 'security' is in your name and mandate, and you get robbed.Murray Hunter, independent researcher and former organiser for the Right2Know Campaign
Listen to the discussion with Clement Manyathela:
Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has extended the grace period for all driver's licences that have expired since 26 March.Read More
Western Cape Education MEC Debbie Schäfer says she supports the decision for two of the leaked matric exam papers to be rewritten.Read More
The Cape Town Street Parade, commonly known as the Cape Minstrel Carnival or “Tweede Nuwe Jaar” procession has been postponed to mid-June next year.Read More
It may have been some time since you visited some parts of the peninsula, take this virtual trip insteadRead More
Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has announced that the Maths Paper 2 and the Physical Science Paper 2 will have to be rewritten.Read More
The Garden Route town of Knysna is getting ready to welcome visitors for the holiday tourism season after it was spared from a stricter lockdown.Read More
Memory loss. Difficulty talking. Loss of muscle control. Cape Town resident Sam Plaatjies describes how Covid-19 led to a rare autoimmune disorder of the nervous system.Read More
Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust David Bellairs describes key changes to the tour during the time of Covid-19.Read More
The National Liquor Traders Council (NLTC) is supporting the Eastern Cape government in its effort to fight a Covid-19 resurgence in the province.Read More
'Citizens have got freedom in this province, but freedom comes at a price and that means we've got to play our part,' says Winde.Read More