Media barred from Sithole case

2015-05-27 10:57

The media has been barred entry into the Alexandra Magistrate's Court where three youths and a minor were to appear for the murder of Mozambican national Emmanuel Sithole.

Xenophobia: Zuma is inciting ethnic conflict with his ‘others’ comments, says AfriForum

2015-05-26 15:28

President Jacob Zuma is contributing to ethnic conflict with his controversial remarks over the weekend at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi campus, said civil-rights organisation AfriForum.

SA’s black apartheid

2015-05-24 15:00

The minds of xenophobic South Africans work in binaries of ‘us and them’, ‘insider and outsider’, ‘employed and unemployed’

Controversial Operation Fiela conducted in Kagiso

2015-05-22 18:34

The controversial Operation Fiela continues with police moving into Kagiso on the West Rand.


Amuri Djuma came to South Africa from the DRC in 2004. During the recent xenophobic attacks his shop was looted. He is hoping to rebuild his life in Durban.

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Xenophobia: SA ‘ignored’ red flags as far back as 2007

2015-05-20 16:16

Xenophobia was identified as a problem in South Africa even before the first wave of xenophobic attacks erupted in 2008 – but politicians did not take up the issue.

Zwelithini's advisers to investigate xenophobia complaints before responding

2015-05-20 15:41

King Goodwill Zwelithini’s advisers will investigate the “genuineness" and "fairness” of the complaints made against him before responding, says Judge Jerome Ngwenya, who is leading the king’s team of advisers.

It’s Operation Lukisa, not Fiela!

2015-05-20 07:55

Mainstream SA seems in denial about the socio-economic conditions that led to the xenophobic attacks, says Solly Moeng.

Foreign-owned shops burnt, looted in Free State

2015-05-19 10:41

A confrontation involving a South African woman married to a foreign national has resulted in 11 people being arrested, three shops being burnt down and at least 18 shops looted near the Free State town of Petrus Steyn.

Sithole's alleged killers denied bail

2015-05-18 11:22

Two men accused of killing Mozambican national Emmanuel Josias Sithole have been denied bail in the Alexandra Magistrate's Court.


Numbers at xenophobia refugee camp in Durban on the rise

2015-05-26 19:15

The eThekwini Municipality says numbers at the only remaining xenophobia refugee camp in Durban are increasing instead of decreasing.

Zuma: Africans are one people

2015-05-24 16:26

President Jacob Zuma has said that South Africans had made friends with people from other parts of Africa throughout history.

Pupils piece together the puzzle fragments of Africa

2015-05-23 16:28

The final round of the Jigsaw Puzzle Association of SA's ‘Afrika Day’ Puzzle Challenge has gotten off to an exciting start, with twenty Grade 7 pupils vying to be named winners.


Martin Katana fled his home in the DRC to seek refuge in South Africa. During the recent xenophobic violence in Durban, Martin and his family faced death threats from neighbours and "friends". This is his story.

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Zuma apologises to Mozambicans for xenophobic violence

2015-05-20 16:52

President Jacob Zuma has apologised to Mozambicans for a recent outbreak of xenophobic violence in which at least seven people died and hundreds of migrants were forced to flee their homes.

Judge tells murderer he might meet Jesus in prison

2015-05-20 16:03

Judge Sipho Sithole has sentenced a man to life imprisonment for murder after he shot a foreign shopkeeper in 2010, telling Bongani Mjoki Mnisi his actions had promoted xenophobia.


Speaking from a Durban refugee camp following the xenophobic violence that displaced her, Burundian nurse Elvira Modesero speaks about her uncertain future in South Africa.

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Sithole family: If they apologise, we'll forgive them

2015-05-19 12:08

Emmanuel Sithole's family say they are pleased that his alleged killers had been denied bail but are not happy about the tension they feel between themselves and the families of the murder-accused.

SA, it is time to get tough on Africa

2015-05-19 08:00

Our policy of quiet diplomacy is being seen as a sign of weakness by other nations in Africa. We must speak out against their failures and not blindly allow ourselves to be swamped by their refugees

Friends & Friction: Iran may hold lessons for our own growth

2015-05-17 15:00

A change of perspective is good for the mind, but it can also throw it into a deep sea of confusion – in which it can either drown in fear or dive deep to discover the treasures it didn’t know it possessed.

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