ALERT Recent extremist ‘chatter’ has come to SATAC members’ attention and as a result we are suggesting that the public increases vigilance at all times but especially when visiting American or Israeli owned premises or locations with an obvious Jewish connection.”

The South African Terrorism Analysis Centre is focused on protecting people and value against Terrorism. Our founders and key people are security professionals either based in South Africa or closely linked to the country, southern Africa and their issues.

The SATAC network comprises specialists drawn from a variety of domains including counter terrorism, security, military and police intelligence, psychology, data analytics, information science, academics, C4I, target analysis and mitigation and advanced mapping and data analytics among other skills. The SATAC network provides a multidisciplinary approach to terrorism analysis and counter terror intelligence.

SATAC provides focused services that mitigate the risk of terrorist action to physical, human, infrastructure and knowledge assets. SATAC provides and share know-how and best-practice methods with corporate security clients, governments and academia.

Today, Friday 13 October, has been declared to be a global Muslim Jihad uprising day by one Hamas leader. Here is SA there is a small risk of Jewish places of worship and perhaps Jewish or American owned businesses to be the target of terrorist attacks. South Africans overseas should be aware that countries that Hamas might see as supporting Israel, such as the USA, may be at high risk of random terrorist attacks and should take precautions for safety and security.

SA Grey Listing

South Africa has been ‘grey listed’ by global anti-money laundering watchdog the Financial Action Task Force on 24 February 2023 for failing to adequately tackle illicit financial flows, through the relevant legislation and measures to prevent possible money laundering and terror-financing. South Africa and Nigeria were featured under the “high-risk and other monitored jurisdictions” section. “Jurisdictions under increased monitoring are actively working with the FATF to address the strategic deficiencies in their regimes to counter money laundering, terrorist financing, and proliferation financing,” the watchdog noted.
The FATF will be closely monitoring compliance to try and get South Africa off the grey list as soon as possible. SA’s National Treasury has committed to strengthen its oversight of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing risks, it will however probably cause much more red tape and there will be more hoops to jump through if we want to do business internationally.

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