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'Social networks make terror recruitment a real danger in SA'

14 September 2015 8:45 AM

The Director of Trac Africa (Terrorism Research and Analysis) explains how terror recruitment poses a threat in the country.

South Africa is as vulnerable as any other part of the world when it comes to the recruitment for terrorist groups.

This is according to Jasmine Opperman, Director of Trac Africa (Terrorism Research and Analysis).

(Also read our article: 5 phases involved in the recruitment to global terrorist groups)

Opperman says online platforms and social networks make the country increasingly vulnerable to threats of terrorism.

There have been reports of terror cells in the past. We are tracking Twitter accounts and two or three of them have expressed blatant support to terrorists organisations.

Jasmine Opperman, Director of Trac Africa

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This article first appeared on 702 : 'Social networks make terror recruitment a real danger in SA'


14 September 2015 8:45 AM

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