Local shop owners suspected in township unrest

2015-02-27 21:12

Police suspect that local shop owners may be behind unrest and attacks on foreign-owned shops around Gauteng.

Probe into violence against foreigners

2015-02-26 21:06

The loss of lives and destruction of property must be condemned in the strongest possible terms, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu says, following attacks on foreign-owned businesses.

Time to tackle violence on foreign-owned businesses

2015-02-26 14:08

Concerned with the ongoing violence involving foreign-owned businesses, the Small Business Development minister has launched a task team to investigate the issue.


We take a closer look at the recent looting incidents targeted at spaza shops owned by foreign nationals in Gauteng. What sparked such a radical action from SA locals? We find out.

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Complaint lodged over minister's foreigner comment

2015-02-03 15:21

The SA Human Rights Commission has received a request from the Democratic Alliance to investigate comments made by Small Business Minister Lindiwe Zulu about foreigners.

Four held for killing teen during looting

2015-01-30 22:14

Four people have been arrested for the murder of a teenager in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria.

Foreign nationals shot in KZN shop

2015-01-30 14:18

Three foreign nationals were shot and injured and a fourth was assaulted in their shop in Nsuze near Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal police have said.

Minister's Facebook post unrelated to Soweto unrest - dept

2015-01-29 20:58

Comments made by Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane on social media in no way influenced the recent attacks on foreign shop owners in Soweto, the department says.

Foreigners must share to avoid looting - minister

2015-01-28 19:33

Foreign shop owners must share their trade secrets with people in townships where they operate to curb violence and looting, says Small Business Minister Lindiwe Zulu.

Somali board warns shop owners to stay away

2015-01-27 14:38

Foreign shop owners displaced by violence and looting in Gauteng should not return to their businesses yet, the Somali Community Board says.


Police keep eye on Soweto after foreigner set alight

2015-02-27 10:18

Police are continuing to monitor Doornkop in Soweto after a foreign shop owner was set alight.

Foreigner set alight in apparent xenophobic attack

2015-02-26 18:17

A foreign shop-owner has been seriously injured when he was set alight in Doornkop, Soweto.


On this week's episode of The Science Inside, the Wits Radio Academy explore the science of xenophobia and migration. Watch to find out how bacteria, blue eyes and borders relate to the topic!

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SA will protect foreigners - Zuma

2015-02-07 06:15

President Jacob Zuma has assured high commissioners and ambassadors that foreigners in South Africa will be protected.

SAHRC wants government to act on xenophobia

2015-02-03 05:00

The SA Human Rights Commission has called on the government to act on the "sporadic attacks" on immigrants and the looting of their businesses across the country.

Anger over attack on Ethiopians in KZN

2015-01-30 19:02

The attack on four foreigners in their shop in Nsuze, near Dundee, is unfortunate, KwaZulu-Natal's Transport, Community Safety and Liaison MEC Willies Mchunu says.

Teen killed during looting in Atteridgeville

2015-01-30 13:36

A teenager has been killed during looting of yet another spaza shop, this time in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria.

Little being done to improve human rights in SA

2015-01-29 19:22

South Africa has done very little in the past year to improve human rights, the Human Rights Watch says.

Govt must prosecute xenophobic violence - Sonke

2015-01-27 15:36

Government must protect all people in South Africa and prosecute those perpetrating violence, including non-South Africans, Sonke Gender Justice says.

Soweto violence should be treated as hate crimes - SAJBD

2015-01-26 21:13

The recent attacks on foreign shop owners in Gauteng are shameful and outrageous, the SA Jewish Board of Deputies says.

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