Lack of compassion for foreigners: Lawyers

Lawyers for Human Rights say the unrest that flared up in Soweto shows a lack of compassion for foreign nationals.


Winnie visits Manye's family

2015-01-24 12:04

ANC veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has visited the family of a bystander who was killed during an attack on a foreign-owned shop in Swaneville.

Reject stolen property: Makhura

2015-01-24 09:58

Parents who allow stolen property into their houses are a curse to the community, says Gauteng premier David Makhura.

Soweto looting causes outrage

2015-01-24 07:34

A number of organisations and political parties have expressed outrage at the continued looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto, south of Johannesburg.

Police chief: We are not overwhelmed by protests

2015-01-23 10:06

Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant General Lesetja Mothiba says the police are not overwhelmed by ongoing protests in Soweto, stating they are managing the situation.


Police vow action against looting cop

2015-01-23 08:55

Police have vowed to take strong action against a policeman who allegedly took part in the looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto.

Looting in Soweto as police assist foreign nationals

2015-01-23 08:45

The number of people arrested for looting in several areas around Soweto has risen from 68 to 121. Looting continues as police assist foreign nationals move out of Soweto. Watch.

Some Soweto looters 'still in school uniform'

2015-01-23 06:01

The youth are the instigators behind the looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto, Gauteng police commissioner Lieutenant-General Lesetja Mothiba says.

Police out in numbers to protect fearful foreigners

2015-01-22 20:55

Dozens of police cars have surrounded a supermarket near the iKwezi train station in Soweto following attacks and looting of foreign-owned shops.

Foreigners in Soweto appeal for help after looting

2015-01-22 13:18

Foreign nationals say they want the South African government to help them following attacks and looting of their shops in Soweto.

39 held for Soweto looting, violence

2015-01-22 06:02

Twenty-nine more people have been arrested in Bramfischerville and Snake Park in connection with the looting and violence which began earlier this week, bringing the number of people arrested to 39.

Joburg church to close doors on refugees

2014-12-23 08:51

The Methodist Church in central Johannesburg will be closing its doors to refugees by the end of December.

Grabouw protests spiral out of control

2014-09-15 21:45

Police are trying to clear the N2 after protesters in and around Grabouw, in the Western Cape, started fires on the highway after earlier pouring oil on the road. Shops owned by foreigners are also being looted.

Non-racialism an elusive dream - Makhura

2014-08-22 13:23

Non-racialism in the country remains an elusive dream despite progress made in the past 20 years, Gauteng Premier David Makhura says.

Foreigners' shops looted in Daveyton

2014-08-20 08:27

A number of shops owned by foreigners in Daveyton have been looted, Ekurhuleni metro police have said.

Foreigner injured in mob justice attack

2014-06-20 07:48

A man has been hospitalised after a crowd attacked foreign nationals in Mpumalanga, claiming that body parts had been found in one of their homes, police say.

Nigeria outraged by 'merciless beating' by cops

2014-03-13 17:53

Nigeria has protested the "merciless beating" of one its nationals by South African police and has demanded that the perpetrators be punished.

Premier condemns Rustenburg mob killings

2014-02-11 07:28

North West Premier Thandi Modise has condemned the mob killings of three people in the Freedom Park informal settlement in Rustenburg, saying vigilantism creates a cycle of violence.

Probe after cop threatens Mboweni's son

2013-12-31 08:03

Gauteng police say they are investigating an alleged threat by a policeman to deport the son of former SA Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni because he apparently looked like a foreigner.

Foreign mom, baby gunned down in Springs

2013-12-04 13:17

Police are hunting for the killers of an Ethiopian woman and her 16-month-old baby who were gunned down in Springs.

Foreign shopkeepers head to appeal court

2013-11-01 11:05

Foreign shopkeepers are taking their battle to run businesses freely in townships to the Supreme Court of Appeal, according to a report.

Duduza quiet after xenophobic attack

2013-10-30 13:17

Gauteng police say Duduza on the East Rand has gone quiet after a foreign-owned shop was ransacked.

MEC: Looting foreigners' shops unacceptable

2013-09-17 14:41

Looting foreign-owned shops and related violence in Nelson Mandela Bay metro is unacceptable, Eastern Cape safety MEC Helen Sauls-August says.

Cops must stop Port Elizabeth violence - ANC

2013-09-16 22:17

The ANC has called on police to stop the violence between South Africans and Somalians living in Port Elizabeth.

Foreigners' shops targeted in Port Elizabeth

2013-09-16 08:47

Several shops belonging to Somali nationals in KwaZakhele and New Brighton, Port Elizabeth, have been looted and burnt at the weekend. Police have since moved some foreign nationals out of the area.

Police arrest six more in Duduza

2013-08-18 22:43

A police spokesperson says six more people have been arrested on charges ranging from public violence to attempted murder in Duduza.

SA is a 'friendly' nation - Zuma

2013-08-01 08:41

Despite "isolated" incidents of violence against foreigners, South Africa's general population is a friendly and welcoming, President Jacob Zuma says.

Somali envoy in SA to discuss xenophobia

2013-07-03 07:27

A Somali envoy has met officials in Pretoria in a bid to ease tensions stirred by recurring attacks on Somali refugees in South Africa.

Press club condemns police action

2015-01-23 08:54

The National Press Club has condemned in the strongest terms the manner in which a Sapa reporter was handled by the three police officers in Dobsonville, Soweto.

121 held for looting in Soweto

2015-01-23 07:58

The number of people arrested for looting in several areas around Soweto has risen from 68 to 121, Gauteng police have said.

Residents divided as foreigners flee Soweto

2015-01-22 21:48

Soweto residents are divided as many foreigners have left the community following attacks and looting of their shops.

No excuse for Soweto violence - Cosatu

2015-01-22 20:18

Cosatu says there is no excuse for assault, killings and looting of foreign-owned shops in Soweto.

Soweto violence not xenophobic - MEC

2015-01-22 13:18

This week's violence and looting against foreign shop owners in Soweto is not xenophobic, Gauteng's community safety MEC says.

More shops looted in Soweto

2015-01-21 08:27

The looting of shops owned by foreign nationals spread to other areas in Soweto following a shooting incident in Snake Park, near Dobsonville, Gauteng police have said.

Fear xenophobia behind KZN attacks

2014-12-16 16:16

Recent arson attacks on Somali-owned shops in KwaMashu, near Durban, could be motivated by xenophobia, KwaZulu-Natal Community Safety MEC Willies Mchunu says.

Metro FM xenophobia complaint dismissed

2014-08-27 12:46

Complaints that remarks on a Metro FM current affairs show encouraged xenophobia have been dismissed by the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA.

6 held for looting shops in Daveyton

2014-08-20 09:44

Six people have been arrested for looting shops owned by foreigners in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni metro police says.

Xenophobia on the rise - survey

2014-08-14 13:51

Levels of xenophobia and intolerance of foreigners is increasing in Gauteng, a survey released has found.

SA not protecting Somali refugees - Amnesty

2014-06-12 19:06

The South African government and police are not doing enough to protect Somali refugees, rights organisation Amnesty International says.

Cops escort foreigners out of Cullinan

2014-02-19 13:11

Police say they are escorting foreign shop owners out of Cullinan, east of Pretoria, to protect them from protesters.

Vigilante mob sets foreigner alight

2014-02-11 05:30

A mob in Rustenburg's Freedom Park informal settlement has hunted down three foreigners, stabbing two to death and setting the other alight while he was still alive.

Mboweni 'gatvol' with xenophobic cops

2013-12-30 11:11

Former SA Reserve Bank governor Tito Mboweni has expressed his anger at the police after his son was threatened with deportation when a police officer suspected he was a foreigner.

Foreigners' shops looted in Thokoza

2013-11-20 08:11

Shops owned by foreigners have been looted during protests over the removal of illegal electricity connections in Thokoza, Gauteng police say.

Premier condemns xenophobic attack

2013-10-31 20:10

Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has condemned attacks on foreign nationals in Duduza on the East Rand.

PE protests shameful - municipality

2013-09-17 19:37

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality has condemned the looting of foreign-owned shops and related violence in the city.

70 held for attacking foreigners' PE shops

2013-09-17 12:42

Seventy people have been arrested for public violence and looting spaza shops during protests in Port Elizabeth.

7 held for attacks on Somali-owned shops

2013-09-16 16:10

Seven men have been arrested for looting and burning Somali-owned shops in the Eastern Cape.

Foreign national killed in East London

2013-09-02 19:07

A 21-year-old shopkeeper has been killed in East London, after he was allegedly robbed.

Xenophobic attacks in Gauteng - report

2013-08-17 07:51

Dozens of foreign-owned shops have been burnt and looted in Duduza on the East Rand, Johannesburg police say.

Mob beats up man who robbed shop

2013-07-05 08:25

Members of a Limpopo community have severely assaulted a man who allegedly robbed a shop owned by a Somali national, police say.

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