Curious how Africa’s most powerful spy agency operates? The Spy Cables, leaked to Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit, expose the inner workings of South Africa's State Security Agency — including how it's developing a secret satellite with Russia to enable it to spy all over Africa.
South African Spy Agency , the Al Jazeera Investigative Unit exposes Top secret Spy tactics
Spy Cables Decoded part 1
The CIA’s desire to talk to Hamas; snooping on the head of Greenpeace; a plot to kill the head of the African Union; all grabbed global attention.
In the first of two programs, we assess the impact of Al Jazeera’s release of hundreds of classified documents – ranging from confidential to top secret - the widest-ranging leak of intelligence papers ever.
Spy Cables part 2
In the second of two programs, we examine the impact of the biggest intelligence leak since Edward Snowden - on global espionage and South Africa's relations to the rest of the world.
What do The Spy Cables tell us about how intelligence agencies communicate to each other and what effect will the leak have on international relations?