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Incident : Information sharing Location : CAPE TOWN REGION Message : Protest action by Gatvol Capetonian Movement supporters expected to result in risks to business operations in several areas in Cape Town (Western Cape) on 27/07/2020
Date: 27/07/2020
Dissatisfaction with an alleged lack of employment ...
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SOURCE: News24 Police have arrested five foreign nationals behind a spate of kidnappings - inside and outside the country. They are linked to an international kidnapping and extremism syndicate. News24 understands the five could also be linked to a shooting at Poppy's restaurant ...
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SOURCE: IOL Pretoria - The crisis in northern Mozambique is now an urgent and inescapable matter for the SADC region, given that the Islamic State (Isis) has issued a warning to South Africa not to get involved in the conflict. Isis threatened that ...
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Alleged ‘terrorists’ accused of murder at a Verulam mosque go free. By Peter Fabricius - Daily Maverick Was it a travesty of justice or the correction of a miscarriage of the law when on Monday 13 July the Verulam Magistrate’s Court threw out ...
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SOURCE:News24.com Testimony in a United States court has revived uncomfortable memories of another global crime kingpin who operated in our borders, Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar. Ibrahim's name came up during testimony by Vicky Goswami, the notorious mandrax smuggler who lived in South Africa in ...
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Andrey Grudko SATAC director interviewed by SABC on executive protection ...
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Travel advisories for South Africans: Although the SA Department of International Relations and Cooperation (http://www.dirco.gov.za/) do not generally issue warnings about travel to specific countries, some other countries do: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/egypt-travel-advisory.html https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt/terrorism ...
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As of 08:30 CAT, 20 May, 2019, no group has claimed responsibility for yesterday’s roadside bombing which hit a tourist bus near the Pyramids in Egypt. The bus was on an incomplete access road, not open to public traffic but used by tourist ...
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SOURCE: News24.com The bulk of the South African tourists who were involved in a bus explosion near Egypt's Giza Pyramids are heading back home. The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) said in a statement on Sunday night that 25 of the ...
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SOURCE: Mail & Guardian https://mg.co.za/article/2019-01-02-sa-man-accused-of-terror-related-activities-in-mozambique-to-appear-in-court According to department of international relations and cooperation spokesperson Ndivhuwo Mabaya, Andre Meyer Hanekom — a South African citizen — is expected to appear in a Mozambican court this month. He is accused of supporting and aiding terrorist activities ...
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Each year we ask our SATAC members what they think the new year holds for SA in particular regarding security and terrorism - these are our 2019 predictions (NS) We will continue to see rise of the paramilitaries in the US with lone ...
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The Verulam Family Court heard on 22 Oct 2018 that eleven men accused of the May fatal attack at a KwaZulu-Natal Shia mosque and planting several incendiary devices at Durban shopping centres have links to the so called Islamic State (ISIS). The accused ...
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In July Dutch intelligence authorities arrested a man, identified as Mohammed Ghorshid, trying to buy bitcoins with a credit card stolen from the murdered Saunders couple, botanists from the UK. Ghorshid was on the watchlist of Dutch intelligence because of his Islamic State ...
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President Ramaphosa at United Nations, NYC on September 25th ...
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Based on an analysis of terror attacks worldwide we see the following focus of terror attacks. Knowing the typical target areas  helps to assess your own anti-terror responses and mitigate dangers.
  • Explosive/incendiary devices
  • Shootings and close quarter knife/acid etc. attacks
  • Chemical, biological ...
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The following charts are drawn from the Global Terror Database GTD and include Terror attack types, weapons used in terror attacks, casualties and targets in South Africa since 1970 ...
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A SATAC ANALYSIS  13 July 2018 Prelude: The Verulam attacks 1. On Thursday 10 May 2018, three knife-wielding men stormed the Imam Hussain (Shia) Mosque after midday prayers and attacked Moulana Ali Nchiyane before torching the mosque’s library by throwing in a petrol ...
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There was yet another bomb scare in Durban Thursday. Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from a 23 storey building. This was only hours after police had to conduct a sweep at a local mall after another threat which later turned out ...
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09:05 on morning of 30 May SABC NEWS CH 404 broadcast a 9 minutes interview with SA Terrorism Analysts Centre Director, Andy Grudko on the impact of SA’s violent crime on CR’s attempts to raise overseas investment ...
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