Fear xenophobia behind KZN attacks

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


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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

Youth face new struggle - Zuma

2013-06-16 21:17

The current generation of youth face a different struggle compared to that of 1976, President Jacob Zuma says.

Youth believe foreigners bad for SA

2013-06-11 14:33

Many young people believe foreigners are bad for the country, a survey has revealed.

Groups predicts more xenophobic attacks

2013-06-07 21:09

Xenophobia attacks in South Africa have not ended, Lawyers for Human Rights say.

SA 'desensitised' to xenophobia

2013-06-06 22:32

South Africans are becoming desensitised to crime and xenophobic attacks, according to the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria.

Somali govt urges SA to protect nationals

2013-06-03 12:47

The Somali government has urged South Africa to protect Somali nationals living in the country after a spate of attacks on foreigners.

PE quiet after violent protests - police

2013-05-31 19:05

No violence has been reported in Port Elizabeth after violent protests earlier in the week, Eastern Cape police say.

Kroonstad calm after looting

2013-05-31 08:57

The situation in Maokeng, Kroonstad, in the Free State was quiet after foreign-owned shops were looted, police have said.

Somali man stabbed to death in PE

2013-05-30 20:45

A Somali man was stabbed to death in Greenfields, Port Elizabeth, the third murder in the area this week, Eastern Cape police say.

All Somali shops in Booysen Park looted

2013-05-30 13:30

All the Somali-owned shops in Port Elizabeth’s Booysen Park have been burned or looted and owners have evacuated the area, police say.

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.

Vavi: Confront xenophobia

2013-06-22 14:34

South Africans must confront xenophobia because it diverts the blame for the country's economic problems, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says.

Sanef worried by police 'strong-arming'

2013-06-13 14:10

A report about police allegedly bullying a Port Elizabeth TV crew to hand over footage of xenophobic attacks is worrying, the SA National Editors' Forum says.

Somali refugees plea for protection

2013-06-07 22:37

Government has slammed a wave of "heinous" anti-foreigner attacks, as Somali immigrants took to the streets in Cape Town to demand greater protection.

Efforts to free kidnapped couple

2013-06-07 17:29

Government has taken steps in a bid to have a kidnapped South African couple freed in Yemen, International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says.

NGO: Integrate immigrant communities

2013-06-05 14:44

Government should take measures to assimilate foreigners into the diversified South African community, an asylum-seeker rights group says.

Diepsloot calm, police say

2013-06-01 11:36

The situation in Diepsloot, north of Johannesburg is calm following reports of shop lootings and public violence during the last week, police say.

Cops saturate violent PE areas

2013-05-31 10:00

Police in northern Port Elizabeth have saturated areas where violent protests had taken place, Eastern Cape police say.

ANC, Cosatu slam xenophobic violence

2013-05-30 22:18

The ANC and its alliance partner Cosatu have condemned a recent spate of violence against foreigners in Port Elizabeth, Diepsloot and Orange Farm.

PE cops patrol areas after unrest

2013-05-30 17:24

Eastern Cape police have been patrolling informal settlements in Port Elizabeth after two days of unrest.

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