Soweto


Calm restored in Soweto - police

2015-01-24 20:30

Calm had been restored in Soweto following days of violence and looting of foreign-owned shops, national police says.

'Integrate' foreigners into township economy

2015-01-23 14:58

Integration must happen without creating an impression to a township dweller that there is a total takeover, according to the Small Business portfolio chairperson.

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.

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.

Some Soweto looters 'still in school uniform'

2015-01-23 06:01
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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 beg for help from govt in Soweto

2015-01-22 18:52
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Police are on high alert in Soweto, the third day of clashes between locals and foreigners that left at least two people dead, with foreigners begging for help from the goverment.

Attacks on foreign nationals in Soweto condemned

2015-01-22 16:40

Nehawu has condemned the attacks on foreign nationals in Soweto and called on police and government to take action against the perpetrators.

Cop caught on film looting in Soweto

2015-01-22 14:43
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A police officer filmed participating in looting in Dobsonville, Soweto, will be formally charged, Gauteng's community safety MEC says.

More police sent to Soweto to quell looting

2015-01-22 13:18

Police reinforcements have been sent to Soweto to control the ongoing violence and looting sparked in the Johannesburg settlement, the Gauteng provincial police commissioner says.

1 killed, shop burnt in Soweto violence

2015-01-22 10:29

One person was shot dead and a foreign-owned shop was burnt down in Soweto during the night, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

10 arrested for Soweto looting violence

2015-01-21 20:19

Ten people have been arrested in connection with the looting and violence throughout Soweto which began earlier this week, Gauteng police say.

2 arrested in renewed Soweto looting spree

2015-01-21 11:21

Two people have been arrested in Jabulani, Soweto when they were found looting a shop owned by a foreign national.

More shops looted in Soweto

2015-01-21 08:27
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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.

Still no trace of missing Gauteng boy

2015-01-20 07:24

Gauteng police are still searching for a 6-year-old boy who went missing after a woman led him away while he was playing at a park 10 days ago.

Man arrested for Soweto shooting

2015-01-01 14:05

A man has been arrested for shooting and killing a man and wounding another in Dobsonville, Soweto, police say.

 

Foreign business owners continue to flee Soweto

2015-01-24 16:04
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Several foreign-owned shops in Soweto have been abandoned following a week of violence and looting.

Foreigner - I don't know where to go

2015-01-23 12:10
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Foreigners fleeing attacks and the looting of their shops are stranded at police stations in Soweto, they said.

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.

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.

Cops force journo to delete photos

2015-01-22 17:44
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A Sapa reporter has been forced by three police officers, not in uniform, to delete pictures from her cellphone she took outside a Somali-owned shop in Dobsonville, Soweto.

Foreigners pack up after week-long looting in Soweto

2015-01-22 16:04

Gauteng police say many foreigner shop-owners have left Soweto for their own safety after 68 people were arrested for looting and violence.

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.

Soweto violence not xenophobic - MEC

2015-01-22 13:18
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This week's violence and looting against foreign shop owners in Soweto is not xenophobic, Gauteng's community safety MEC says.

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.

Soweto calm after looting, shooting

2015-01-21 12:32

Gauteng police say calm has been restored in various areas in Soweto after shops owned by foreign nationals were looted and a teenager was shot dead.

Jozi FM DJ granted bail in lover’s murder case

2015-01-21 10:29

Jozi FM DJ Donald Sebolai, who is accused of stabbing his girlfriend to death, has been granted R10 000 bail, a report says.

12 held in Soweto after teen shot dead

2015-01-20 17:42

At least 12 people have been arrested in Dobsonville, Soweto, after a teenager was shot dead.

Metrorail Gauteng trains delayed due to power failure

2015-01-15 07:13

Metrorail says train services on the Naledi-Johannesburg and Vereeniging-Johannesburg routes have been delayed due to an overhead power failure.

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