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South Africa is not immune to local acts of terror, says expert

23 November 2015 7:49 AM

Head of Terrorism Research and Analyst Consortium (TRAC), Jasmine Opperman unpacks how the country may be threatened by terrorism.

Jasmine Opperman, director of the Terrorism Research and Analyst Consortium (TRAC), says South Africa is not immune to terrorism and should not underestimate the ability of local terror cells to unexpectedly attack.

According to Opperman, terror cells have improved their ability to organise themselves, recruit young people, spread their ideology and access weapons.

It becomes more and more difficult for intelligence services to detect potential attacks of terror - and South Africa is not immune. The voice of Isis is present in South Africa, people are moving to the caliphate.

Jasmine Opperman, Director of Trac Africa

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

The past two weeks have brought radicalised terrorist activities right back into the spotlight following the horrific terror attacks on Mali, Cameroon, Paris, and Beirut killing over 200 people.


23 November 2015 7:49 AM

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