Our social development programs are too focused on welfarism and too little on healing the social pain that is overwhelming so many, writes Mamphela Ramphele.
Although Nigeria and SA are often cast as rivals, they have a strong bilateral relationship founded over the decades. This springs in part from Nigeria's historical role in its support for the liberation struggle against apartheid, writes Olayinka Ajala.
Nigeria is a major player in West Africa while SA is a major player in the Southern African Development Community region. Sustained tensions would be to the detriment of both countries - and Africa as a whole, writes Bheki Mngomezulu.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday denounced recent xenophobic violence in South Africa as an "embarrassment" for the continent, as he wrapped up a state visit.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced plans to create stronger economic and social ties between South Africa and Nigeria.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in South Africa on Wednesday for a state visit after an outburst of xenophobic violence in and around Johannesburg stirred tensions between Africa's leading economic powerhouses.
More than 400 Bangladeshis have been murdered in SA over the past four years because of business and personal disputes within the community, government officials say.
Government is working on developing legislation to regulate the participation of foreign nationals in the country.
The South African Human Rights Commission has urged South Africans to use Heritage Day as an opportunity to unite in their diversity, instead of using it to divide.
An Alexandra resident, Melissa Mzizi, says the police are doing little to help her get her family's RDP house back after a group of 40 people allegedly attacked her husband and occupied their home.
We should try to understand the reasons for the violence against foreigners, but we must never condone it, let alone sweep them under the carpet. They are and remain ugly expressions of xenophobia, writes Martin Schäfer.
South Africans should embrace one another as well as foreign nationals, President Cyril Ramaphosa has told the National Council of Provinces.
The Department of Home Affairs has spent nearly R9m since the start of April on flights to deport undocumented migrants.
Reeling from a terrifying surge of unrest that saw his shop wrecked and plundered, Nigerian-born Alvan Akujinwa toyed with the possibility of leaving his adopted home of South Africa for the first time in 10 years.
Following a spate of public violence against foreign nationals in parts of the country last month, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari have met to discuss relations between two the countries.
Envoys sent by President Cyril Ramaphosa to African countries to apologise for SA's xenophobia will not solve the heart of the issue, KwaZulu-Natal House of Traditional leader's chairperson Inkosi Phathisizwe Chiliza has said.
Many small businesses thrive despite the sluggish economy, writes Jenny Retief.
President Cyril Ramaphosa and former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo reflected on "recent events" in South Africa during a courtesy call.
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor says gender equality and gender-based violence are some of the issues she will be addressing in the UN General Assembly in New York.
The UNHRC, the United Nation’s Refugee Agency, claims at least 1 500 foreign nationals, mainly migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers, were forced to flee their homes during heightened violence against foreigners in South Africa.
More than 300 Nigerians were flown home from South Africa on Wednesday in the second evacuation in a week after a wave of anti-migrant violence there claimed at least 12 lives.
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