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Ferial Haffajee

Spy Cables: ‘SA national security under threat’

24 February 2015 20:47

South African government and security agencies have left secrets exposed at every level and foreign spies have access to all areas of government, according to the spy cables obtained by Al Jazeera’s investigative unit.

Spy Cables: Israel, Abbas tried to suppress Goldstone Report

24 February 2015 7:34

Leaked secret South Africa intelligence reports – dubbed the Spy Cables – include an account of the former head of Israeli intelligence, Meir Dagan, lobbying on behalf of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in an effort to suppress the Goldstone Report.

The EFF’s 10 takeaways from the state of the nation debacle

13 February 2015 15:21

» There’s more to come. Expect an even more militant Parliament henceforth. President Jacob Zuma appears in the house to answer questions on March 11 and respond to the debate on his state of the nation address next week.

Treading the tight line of tolerance

11 January 2015 17:00

The fatal attack of staff at French satirical magazine throws into stark contrast the social pact we have in SA. Ferial Haffajee ponders what it means for free speech.