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Violent extremism: how safe is South Africa?
Date: 22 July 2016
Time: 10h00 - 12h30
Venue: Conference room, ISS Pretoria, Block C, Brooklyn Court, map

South Africa has not experienced a major terrorist attack since 2000, but how safe is the country considering the global threat posed by the Islamic State and al-Qaeda?

Reports of terrorist cells and an increasing number of South Africans leaving to join the Islamic State in Syria are cause for concern. The recent arrest in Johannesburg of four young people who were allegedly plotting terrorist attacks in South Africa is a case in point.

This seminar will explore the threat of violent extremism in South Africa and assess the government’s capability to respond.

 

Chair: Cheryl Frank, Head, Transnational Threats and International Crime division, ISS

Speakers:

  • Martin Ewi, Transnational Threats and International Crime division, ISS
  • Na'eem Jeenah, Afro-Middle East Centre, Johannesburg
  • Adv JP Pretorius, Priority Crimes Litigation Unit, National Prosecuting Authority
The ISS is grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the Hanns Seidel Foundation and the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the USA.
Venue:
Conference room
ISS Pretoria
Block C
Brooklyn Court
map
RSVP:
Naomi Tite
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
Email: ntite@issafrica.org
Enquiries:
Cheryl Frank
Phone: +27 12 346 9500
Email: cfrank@issafrica.org
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