In the first decade after the birth of South Africa’s democr
Intelligence in South Africa: Spies Threaten Democracy
Is South Africa’s much-vaunted constitutional democracy under threat from elements in the intelligence services? Is the political system being manipulated through illegal spying and disclosure of intercepted information to favour some political figures and factions to the prejudice of others? Are Pretoria’s spies under control? And do they consider themselves bound by the law, or at liberty to operate above it?