Apartheid, Economic Inequality Behind Xenophobia in South Africa?
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor has said that a "toxic mix of socio-economic challenges", caused by the legacy of apartheid, is to blame for recent violence in some parts of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal which saw foreign nationals attacked and their businesses looted. This comes after Pandor met with ambassadors and high commissioners from Africa to offer reassurances that government is working to return calm to the country.
The People Who Sparked the Xenophobic Violence
New Frame, 11 September 2019
Zweli Ndaba is the chair of the Sisonke People's Forum. He penned the flyer that spurred hostel dwellers and truck drivers to take part in the shutdown that led to xenophobic… Read more »
Pandor Meets With Ambassadors
SAnews.gov.za, 10 September 2019
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Dr Naledi Pandor has reassured ambassadors of foreign nationals living in South Africa that government is doing all it can to… Read more »
People run away after looting a store owned by immigrants (file photo).
The Nigerian Mission in South Africa says its citizens have said they want to leave the country, and that they have been given the necessary documents in readiness for their ... Read more »
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nigerian Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, the Special Envoy of President Muhammadu Buhari, met to discuss the rapidly deteriorating ... Read more »
One person has been killed in violence in the Johannesburg city centre, according to police. Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said five people had been injured ... Read more »