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Xenophobia arrests in Cape Town

Around 100 people were arrested as part of an operation to disperse refugees and asylum seekers staging a prolonged sit-in near the United Nations...

SA attacks on foreigners shame Africans – Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said a wave of deadly violence against Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa last month was an embarrassment...

ISS: Xenophobia, like racism, must be treated as a crime

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In many ways, xenophobia is no different from racism. Its victims suffer real harm. Those who commit these crimes are motivated by prejudice, intolerance,...

SA Cabinet to address xenophobia

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Cabinet is determined to decisively address the underlying causes which led to the attacks on foreign nationals and some South Africans. “We also in the...

Nigerians take up evacuation from SA offer

At least 640 Nigerians signed up for free flights home from South Africa after xenophobic attacks on foreigners, a spokeswoman for Nigeria’s president said. ...

Security cluster restoring stability after public violence – Mapisa-Nqakula

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Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has said government has moved to restore stability in areas where incidents of public violence flared up...

Ramaphosa condemns further public violence

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned a resurgence of public violence that claimed two lives in Johannesburg on Sunday 08 September. The President has also expressed...

South Africa tries to contain “Afrophobia” fallout as riots upstage summit

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South Africa promised on Thursday to tackle the prejudice fuelling a wave of riots and xenophobic attacks, as growing international anger over the violence...

ISS: South Africa’s problems are not caused by foreigners

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For more than a decade corruption, poor policy choices and deteriorating governance have weakened South Africa’s criminal justice institutions and its economy. The recent...

ISS: Xenophobia? What xenophobia?

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Once again South Africa’s government has been caught off guard by a spate of attacks by locals on foreign African nationals. And once again...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...