Terrorism in South Africa

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Terrorism in South Africa has not been seen as a significant threat to the security of the state since the end of apartheid.

In 1967 the government passed Terrorism Act No 83, defining terrorist activities as acts that "endanger the maintenance of law and order." In 2003, an Anti-Terrorism Bill (Bill 12 of 2003) was passed in which Terrorism was defined (on page 4) as "an unlawful act, committed in or outside the Republic."[1]

Cooperation with Senegal[edit]

Representatives from the governments of South Africa and Senegal signed an agreement outlining cooperation in the exchange of information on civil aviation, specifically covering responding to aviation terrorism, on 1 February 2007 in Pretoria.[2]


  1. ^ "Anti-terrorism Bill [B12-2003]" (PDF). www.gov.za. South African Government. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  2. ^ "SA, Senegal to fight terrorism". Africast Global Africa Network. 1 February 2007. Archived from the original on 28 September 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2019.