SATAC’s eLibrary includes a Public Library with infographics, databases, opinion pieces and research material available to the public – no registration is necessary. SATAC also has an eBookstore (in development) where certain items and research reports can be purchased on-line. Registered SATAC members have access to a private library including up-to date research and information exchange.
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 wolf attacks increasing with school shootings, and attacks on religious institutions and communities. I see 2 ISIL related attacks in France, 2 attacks in the UK, 1 in Australia with South Africa building up for at least 1 (based on the noise in the news recently). (DD) Domestic events could be interesting around election time but internationally, ...Read More
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 are from South Africa, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Tanzania. The court heard that during their arrests, the men were found in possession of an ISIS newsletter and a manual on how to make bombs and carry out assassinations,
as revealed in an affidavit that Warrant Officer Benedict Chonco of the Hawks presented in opposition ...Read More
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 bomb. Abbas Essop, a mechanic at a workshop across the road, ran into the Mosque. When Abbas intervened, the attackers. He died in hospital and became a collateral casualty in the attack‚ believed to be motivated by “extremist elements” intent on killing the resident Moulana and razing the building to the ground. 2. On the night of ...Read More
16th May 2018 2%: The percentage of Muslims in South Africa’s 56 million people 12%: The percentage of Shia Muslims in the world 3%: The percentage of Shia Muslims amongst SA Muslims
The Events South Africa has an almost exclusively peaceful Muslim community. So a fatal knife attack at a mosque on Thursday 10 May, on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, came as both a shock and a surprise. Three knife-wielding men stormed the Imam Hussain (Shia denomination) Mosque after midday prayers. Once in the property‚ the men attacked Ali and Moulana Ali Nchiyane with knives before torching the mosque's library ...Read More
A Special SATAC Member Paper - Copyright Natasha Agrizzi
The key concern of this paper pertains to South Africa’s relations with the Middle East. In order for this paper to effectively analyse the above-mentioned concern, the paper will be divided up into two main sections. The first section introduces the topic of foreign policy. This will discuss the concept of foreign policy in terms of its definition as well as the stakeholders in South Africa’s foreign policy, where reference will be made to the fundamental driving factors of South Africa’s foreign policy namely; i) human rights considerations; ii) ideology; iii) ...Read More
They say that terror is the anticipation and horror is the aftermath. While a tiny percentage will ever be caught up in a terror attack, the feeling that they might
be impacts the moods, behaviour, expectations, values and even the physiology of billions of people worldwide. From this point of view, terrorism can be seen as a powerful form of mind control. The anticipation of something bad happening particularly of sudden, unexpected terror has complex and profound impacts on humans both individually and in groups and it is in these responses that we can see how terrorism is useful. The ...Read More
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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
Dissatisfaction with an alleged lack of employment ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
: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 ...
Andrey Grudko SATAC director interviewed by SABC on executive protection ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
President Ramaphosa at United Nations, NYC on September 25th ...Read More
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 ...
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More
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 ...Read More