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Terror alert: A lesson on communication for state security agency

Communication is everything

In his Considered View, Stephen Grootes reflects on how our State Security agency sends out messaging to the public. This, following the terror alert that was sent out earlier this week - warning US citizens in South Africa against possible attacks.

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