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ISS: The rise of xenophobia – the road to ruin

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A week after members of Operation Dudula allegedly threatened to burn it down, the iconic Yeoville market in Johannesburg was set on fire in...

Fellow Africans are not our enemies – Ramaphosa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on South Africans to exercise tolerance and to fight xenophobia in all its forms. This as the continent marks Africa...

Vigilantism, crime, illegal migration will be dealt with – President Ramaphosa

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has used his weekly newsletter to condemn anti-foreigner sentiments, acts of vigilantism and assure citizens that government is dealing with illegal...

SAHRC condemns alleged Diepsloot vigilantism

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The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has called for swift action against any criminality in Diepsloot but also warned residents not to take...

Rising vigilantism: South Africa is reaping the fruits of misrule

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Once relegated to the margins of South African politics, anti-immigrant activism has gone mainstream. Several anti-immigrant groups including Operation Dudula, All Trucker Foundation and...

Calls for calm amid tensions between locals, foreign nationals

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Deputy President David Mabuza has called for calm and restraint following recent outbreaks of protests against foreign nationals. The Deputy President, who called for the...

Busting South Africa’s xenophobic myths starts at grassroots

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A concerted effort is needed to prevent attacks on irregular migrants ahead of this year’s local elections. The past year has been deadly for African...

UCT cyber analysts uncover campaign to promote xenophobia on Twitter

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There is a coordinated attempt to manipulate conversations with a xenophobic tone on South African social media platforms, analysts from the Centre for Analytics...

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...

North West calls for calm following violence in Klerksdorp

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North West Premier, Professor Job Mokgoro, has called for calm while also condemning acts of violence that broke out in Klerksdorp recently. "The...

At least two killed as foreign shop owners attacked in Soweto

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At least two people were killed and foreign-owned shops were looted in the South African township of Soweto on Wednesday, police said. Anti-immigrant...

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