The Johannesburg Magistrate's Court has ordered that all undocumented foreign nationals be deported to their respective countries within the next 30 days. This comes after a raid by the South African Police Service and the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department which targetted illegal traders in Hillbrow, an area of the city mostly occupied by immigrants.
Government Accused of Xenophobia Over Its Treatment of Migrants
Deutsche Welle, 13 August 2019
Outrage is growing over what is seen as the targeting of undocumented migrants in South Africa. After a raid and the arrest of about 500 people, the government is being accused of… Read more »
Demonstrators showing solidarity with arrested migrants outside the court in Johannesburg.
Civil society says the government is using migrants as scapegoats.
About 60 people picketed outside the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court in support of immigrants arrested during police raids.
Immigrants Arrested in JHB Raids Say They Showed Police Valid Papers
GroundUp, 13 August 2019
Dozens of people picketed on Monday morning outside the Johannesburg Magistrates' Court in support of immigrants arrested during police raids in the city centre last week. Read more »
Is the State Complicit in Xenophobic Violence in South Africa?
Daily Maverick, 13 August 2019
The mob attack on foreign traders in Johannesburg on 7 August can be directly linked to calls by politicians to 'defend the sovereignty of the state', and confirms a dangerous… Read more »
Protesters Target South African Businesses
Nigerian students shut down MTN offices and Shoprite in Nigeria to protest against what they called xenophobic violence against their countrymen in South Africa. Read more »
Alarming Surge in Xenophobic Language
New Frame, 6 August 2019
Globally, populist politicians increasingly blame migrants and so-called foreigners for a range of problems. At home, the government, police and even trade unionists are doing the… Read more »
Woodstock Residents Say Police Raid Was Xenophobic
New Frame, 5 August 2019
A forcible police raid in the middle of the night while soldiers stood guard sparked terror in the hearts of those living at Cissie Gool House - and the police have failed to… Read more »
Immigrants who own shops in the Eastern Cape town of Cofimvaba say the South African National Civic Organization, together with the Intsika Yethu Business Forum, have been forcing ... Read more »
Malawi activists declared a "Black Friday" in Blantyre and Lilongwe and forced a number of South African-owned chain stores to close, in a protest against attacks on Malawian ... Read more »
South African Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said that undocumented immigrants are flooding into the country and overburdening clinics and hospitals. Writing for Bhekisisa, ... Read more »
South African citizens and activists have marched in support of better treatment for immigrants and refugees and picketed outside the Desmond Tutu Refugee Reception Office in ... Read more »
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